Hosted under the lights of the grand Nottingham Arena, which has a capacity for 10 thousand spectators, former world champions Terri Harper and Heather Hardy will fight for the World Boxing Association Intercontinental 135 lbs. belt. The bout is scheduled for March 12.
Youth and experience between the ropes, generates the expectation of a war. Terri Harper, 25 years old, has featured some memorable clashes such as the one in August 2020 when she drew with Natasha Jonas in 10 rounds, managing to retain the WBC and IBO super featherweight crowns. she first conquered it in March 2019 against Nina Bradley, she won the second one just 4 months later against South African Nozipho Bell. Harper’s last appearance in the ring was in November 2020 when she faced another difficult opponent, Alycia Baumgardner, with whom she lost by technical knockout in the fourth round and lost the belts. So now, she will seek to return to the top of the world rankings but in another division.
Hardy, on the other hand, has also been the featherweight champion. She won that crown when she defeated Shelly Vincent unanimously after 10 rounds in New York in 2018. The following year she exposed it in a strong clash against one of the boxers of the moment Amanda Serrano, falling on the cards. After that setback, Hardy returned to the ring in 2021 to face Jessica Camara, and added the second loss of her career. That’s why this experienced fighter knows that at 39 years old, this is a great opportunity to get back to victory.
Harper has 11 wins, 6 of which have been by knockout, 1 loss and 1 draw. In the opposite corner, Hardy will come in with a total of 22 wins with 4 knockouts and 2 reverses.