Terri Harper Releases a Statement After Suffering a Gruesome Injury: “We’ve Got Some Belts to Collect”

Published 11/15/2020, 10:46 AM EST


Terri Harper, the WBC and IBO super featherweight champion, broke her arm while defending the titles in her latest appearance against Katharina Thanderz. Despite that, she successfully won the fight by stopping Thanderz in round 9.

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Still to taste defeat in the pro circuit, Harper is already being billed amongst the veterans. Apart from showcasing a clinical stint, she has also displayed a champion mindset by overcoming the physical adversary. She had taken a lot of brutal shots from Thanderz, resulting in the arm break in round 4.

It was a close round where Thanderz had her moments of glory. However, none of us could figure out the damage until Terri Harper revealed it after her sensational TKO win. That said, Matchroom director Eddie Hearn is also pleased with ‘Blender’. He took to social media to applaud Harper for her unparalleled in-ring effort.

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Hearn posted the image of Harper and her X-ray report on social media. In the caption, he wrote, “Terri Harper broke her hand in the 4, got the stoppage in the 9.”

Meanwhile, Harper is already determined to get back inside the ring. While there are several options ahead, she wishes to add some more belts on her shoulder.

Terri Harper is still hungry for belts

In the post-fight interview, Hearn touted a possible matchup with unified lightweight champion Katie Taylor. Both the champions have defended their titles tonight, and Harper might be eyeing towards the lightweight straps.

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Turning to Twitter, she claimed to be on “Cloud 9” now. While she is also suffering from an arm injury, ‘Belter’ will need some time to recover. She wrote, “On Cloud 9 from last night!! Thank you to everyone who shown me their love and support over the last week. Going to enjoy a nice rest, let the hand heal, then get back to work. We’ve got some belts to collect.”

It has been a prominent year for women’s boxing, with several alluring matchups being taken place. The upcoming ride will seemingly be more energetic with so many elites on the line.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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