“Your Opponent is Doing Champ Things” – Mikaela Mayer Rains Down on Terri Harper

Published 11/12/2020, 4:49 AM EST
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – MAY 10: Terri Harper of England in action against Claudia Lopez of Argentina during the Super-Featherweight contest fight during the JD NXTGEN Series at Motorpoint Arena on May 10, 2019 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)


Mikaela Mayer took a subtle dig at Terri Harper ahead of her title defense against Katharina Thanderz for the WBC and IBO female super-featherweight titles. Harper is coming off an incredible performance against Natasha Jonas, which ended in a draw.

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – JUNE 30: Lightweight Mikaela Mayer raises her arm as trainer Al Mitchell looks on before the start of the bout at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 30, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mayer (6-0, 3 KOs) defeated Sheena Kaine (5-1, 1 KO) by unanimous decision. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

However, many boxing fans felt that Jonas did enough to dethrone Harper. Nevertheless, Thanderz paid no attention to the criticism and stated she is expecting the best version of Harper in their upcoming fight.

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Now, Mayer has reacted to Thanderz’s statement and lauded the undefeated boxer ahead of her first title opportunity. The former Olympian and current WBO super-featherweight champion could be looking at a title unification bout against the winner of the fight and rightfully so.

Can Katharina Thanderz upset Terri Harper?

Mikaela Mayer stood tall on her trash-talk in the lead up to her championship bout against Ewa Brodnicka this past month. The former Olympian claimed she would dethrone long-reigning champion Brodnicka. She did just that as she picked up an impressive unanimous decision win over the then-undefeated boxer. Can Katharina Thanderz do the same?

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“I have prepared myself to face the best version of Terri Harper. So I expect her to be in really good shape, and I know it’s gonna be a really difficult fight for both of us. But I know it will be great,” she said.

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)

Terri Harper has faced better opponents in her professional career than Thanderz. However, there’s no denying Thanderz’s prowess inside the boxing ring. She is crisp, quick, and very calculative with her strikes.

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She is not someone who is looking to take the life out of her opponent with a single punch. However, she is someone who likes to school her opponents to grab the victory. Needless to say, it will be easier said than done.

Terri Harper will look to prove that she is better than the comments she has been receiving ever since her last bout ended in a draw. Harper has a lot at stake right now. The winner of this fight is destined for greatness with a potential unified title shot in the near future.

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Nikhil Chauhan

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I low-key like Dana White and his decisions, but that doesn't mean I am not a fan of super fights. Always up for a chat related to UFC, I am a passionate filmmaker.

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