Eddie Hearn Confirms Second Offer Made For Jonas vs Harper 2
Promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed to Boxing Social that he made a second, increased offer to the team of the IBF/WBC/WBO champion Natasha Jonas (13-2-1, 8 KOs) to face WBA Super Welterweight champion Terri Harper (13-1-1, 6 KOs) in an undisputed title bout on the DAZN platform.
Last week, Stefy Bull, the manager/trainer of Harper, confirmed via Twitter that Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing made a “Large, High end 6 Figure Offer” to Jonas for the rematch. Jonas responded, “MR, big 6 figures? Oxymoron stop the (cap emoji, followed by two laughing face emojis) I’ve been getting big 6 figures since I left. But we’ll see”.
Jonas has since revealed to Sky Sports that the offer wasn’t particularly appealing and that “it might be a huge offer to Terri and a huge offer for matchroom but compared to the other offers that are on the table right now, it’s not huge.” Trainer Joe Gallagher followed on by stating that Jonas vs Harper 2 will never happen.
It can be assumed that Hearn/Matchroom have now financially increased the “Large, High end 6 Figure Offer” but whether that increase is big enough to settle the bad blood between the teams and entice Jonas into the fight is yet to be seen.
An all-British rematch between the #1 and #2 active boxers in the division for the undisputed titles is the logical fight for both fighters and fight fans are hoping the ‘boxing politics’ does not stop yet another major fight, especially in women’s boxing which has had a huge surge due to it outperforming it’s male counterparts in consistently delivering the best fights.
Other options for Jonas do include undisputed super lightweight champion Chantelle Cameron, who Hearn revealed he’s willing to match with Jonas, and undisputed middleweight champion Claressa Shields. It is understood that PFL commitments for Shields could rule her out of a boxing match until the second half of 2023.