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Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani watches fellow Uruguayan Chris Namus get knocked out by Natasha Jonas in Amir Khan’s world title fight against Kell Brook undercard


Edinson Cavani left Manchester Arena disappointed on Saturday night as Chris Namus was knocked out in two rounds by Natasha Jonas.

The Manchester United striker attended boxing to support her fellow Uruguayan in her world title fight but she was unsuccessful.

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Jonas won a world title the third time to ask

Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani watches fellow Uruguayan Chris Namus get knocked out by Natasha Jonas in Amir Khan’s world title fight against Kell Brook undercard

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Cavani was in the front row

The fight started with Jonas boxing well on the back foot and taking out Namus at will.

Then, at the end of the first round, the Brit unleashed a huge one-two combination and heavily floored the Uruguayan.

She got back to her feet and pretty much survived the round.

At the start of the second round, Namus was again floored and her corner prepared to throw in the towel.

She got back to her feet and asked them not to, only for the referee to call off the fight regardless.

Jonas was crowned world champion on third demand after jumping three weight classes for this WBO super welterweight title fight.

Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani watches fellow Uruguayan Chris Namus get knocked out by Natasha Jonas in Amir Khan’s world title fight against Kell Brook undercard

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Jonas knocked down Namus twice

Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani watches fellow Uruguayan Chris Namus get knocked out by Natasha Jonas in Amir Khan’s world title fight against Kell Brook undercard

She is now the WBO world super-welterweight champion

Jonas reacted after the fight: “I can’t even put it into words.

“People think I’m exaggerating when I say it says it all.

“I’ve been through hell and back, been through ups and downs.

“Joe [Gallagher] stayed by my side, he never gets compliments when I do well…

“I was prepared for a tough battle, I respect her for who she was and what she brought.

“I knew I would win, it was just a matter of how I did it.”

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