Terri Harper to Confront Hyun-Mi Choi; Mikaela Mayer in Talks with Maiva Hamadouche

Published 01/16/2021, 3:08 AM EST
Terri Harper in action against Viviane Obenauf (not pictured) in their IBO Super-Featherweight World Title bout at Manchester Arena, Manchester. (Photo by Richard Sellers/PA Images via Getty Images)


The undefeated boxing sensation from the UK, Terri Harper, is gearing up for a resilient comeback in 2021. The WBC super-featherweight champion is getting aligned to face Hyun-Mi Choi, the WBA super-featherweight champion.

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Furthermore, Mikaela Mayer of the same division is in potential talks with Maiva Hamadouche. Both are respective champions in the akin division as Harper.

Michael Benson reported this on his official Twitter handle and also hoped to see winners of the aforementioned fights competing for undisputed super-featherweight belts.

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Even without being announced, these fights hold great potent and carry enormous responsibilities in the super-featherweight division.

Especially for Terri Harper, who is a fan favorite since her debut. She has a great opportunity in hand to signify her stand in the 130-pound division. Her manager and trainer, Stefy Bull, acknowledged the same juncture and said, “I think potentially we are two fights away from an undisputed championship of the world.”

The Brit WBC champion is eyeing a fight with Mi Choi in April this year. She needs ample time to recover from her hand surgery after her stoppage victory in the last fight against mandatory challenger Katharina Thanderz.

She kept herself super-active in the year 2020, fighting thrice and winning all of those fair and square.

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The 24-year-old began her professional run into the sport in 2017. In no time, Harper grabbed pace and reached the pinnacle of her prime division. She now has the WBC super-featherweight strap and if the Brit gets past Mi Choi by April or June, she’ll possess two belts under her wing.

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SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 08: Terri Harper poses with the WBC and IBO Super-Featherweight World Title belts as Stefy Bull, Trainer of Terri Harper looks on after the WBC and IBO Super-Featherweight World Title Fight between Eva Wahlstrom and Terri Harper at FlyDSA Arena on February 08, 2020 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Moreover, she will look forward to taking on the winner of Mayer vs Hamadouche to cement herself as the undisputed super-featherweight female champion.

Harper has all the necessary skill sets in her bag to gain that ‘undisputed’ tag with her name. More than anyone else, she’ll be keen to walk down as the best female boxer on the planet.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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