On Saturday night time in Manchester, Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medalist and inaugural ladies’s British champion Lauren Value received each spherical of her shortened combat with Lolita Muzeya, scoring a knockdown within the fifth, after the referee needed to name for the combat to go to his scorecard early on account of an unintentional conflict of heads rendering Muzeya unable to proceed.
Muzeya, a former world title challenger with solely a single loss on her document to Savannah Marshall, was by far the hardest take a look at of Value’s 5 combat profession, however one she overcame confidently on her seemingly inevitable path to difficult for world titles.
She now needs a crack at IBF welterweight champion Natasha Jonas.
Lauren Value stated to Sky Sports activities after the combat: “It was good to get again in there. I need to be busy. It was my fifth skilled combat in opposition to somebody with an 18-1 document with 10 knockouts. She headlined in opposition to Savannah Marshall two fights in the past.
“Natasha Jonas, she’s obtained the belt. I respect her 100%, however I need to be chasing world titles. We’re each British and it might be an honor to share the ring along with her.”
Value believes the combat could be enormous for girls’s boxing on British scene.
Regardless of Jonas having a mountain of professional expertise, Value shouldn’t be discouraged in having that combat subsequent.
“That is a combat that excites me [against Jonas],” Value instructed BBC Radio Wales Sport. “It’s going to be a superb combat for myself, a superb combat for Natasha, a terrific combat for the followers, a British combat, I would love that combat.
“I respect Natasha, what she’s achieved for girls’s boxing, however I imagine in myself and I imagine I am up there with one of the best and I stay up for placing on massive nights like that. I hope it occurs.”