Unified super-welterweight champion Natasha Jonas will step down a division to take on Canada’s Kandi Wyatt for the vacant IBF welterweight title.

The fight has been added to the undercard of Franchon Crews-Dezurn‘s undisputed super-middleweight title defence against Savannah Marshall in Manchester on July 1st.

Jonas was announced as the British Boxing Board of Control’s fighter of the year for 2022 after claiming the WBC, WBO and IBF super-welterweight titles.

The 39 year old last fought in her unanimous decision victory over Marie Eve Dicaire in November last year.

Wyatt (11-4-0, 3KOs) has fought for world titles on three previous occasions, losing twice at super-lightweight against Christina Linardatou and Kali Reis before suffering defeat to former undisputed welterweight champion Jessica McCaskill in December 2021.

The 32 year old returned to winning ways against Wolverhampton’s Kirstie Bavington in March after three consecutive defeats.

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