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Zak Chelli Set To Fight For British Title In Jack Cullen Rematch

  • Natasha Jonas will defend her IBF World Title against Mikaela Mayer
  • The transatlantic showdown Headlines in Liverpool on January 20th
  • Jonas vs Mayer Undercard: British Super Middleweight Title Fight Set

Two-weight world champion Natasha Jonas will defend her IBF World Welterweight Title against former unified world champion Mikaela Mayer on Saturday, January 20th at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.

The fight will stream live on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland and on ESPN + stateside as the event is a BOXXER-Top Rank co-promotion.

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Jonas (14-2-1, 9 KOs) will be making a first defence of the IBF crown she claimed with a one-sided stoppage win over Canadian Kandi Wyatt earlier this year.

Mayer (19-1, 5 KOs) lost to Alycia Baumgardner in her UK debut last year but has gone on to record two easy wins since at 135 and 140 and now moves up again to 147. Jonas is her first significant bout upwards from 130.

Jonas vs Mayer Undercard

Newly crowned British and Commonwealth Champion Jack Cullen also returns to action in Liverpool defending his belts against former foe Zak Chelli

READ: REPORT: On Average Just 9% Of British Boxers Were Tested At Least Once By UKAD ‘Out Of Competiton’ And 18% ‘In Competition’ In 2022

Cullen (22-4-1, 10 KOs) scored a memorable third-round TKO win over Mark Heffron in September to claim the British and Commonwealth titles.

Chelli (14-2-1, 7 KOs), who was supposed to face Heffron for the strap, lost to late-notice opponent Mark Jeffers in his last BOXXER appearance in July.

‘Little Leaver’s Meat Cleaver’ will now square off against the former English Champion in a repeat of their all-action 2020 contest that ended in a draw.

By Darshan Desai

Mikaela Mayer Image: Mikey Williams/Top Rank, Natasha Jonas Image: Lawrence Lustig/BOXXER, Jack Cullen Image: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

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