On October 7th, at the revered Utilita Arena in Sheffield, Terri Harper and Cecilia Braekhus will engage in a battle for the WBA and WBO Super-Welterweight World Titles. This bout promises to be a remarkable addition to an evening already glowing with the marquee defense of Leigh Wood’s WBA Featherweight World Title against the formidable Josh Warrington, all of which will be broadcast live on DAZN.
A bit of déjà vu for seasoned fans: the Harper-Braekhus fight was previously slated for the historic Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron card in Dublin. However, as unpredictability is boxing’s middle name, Braekhus had to step back due to illness.
A brief dive into the fighters’ corner:
Terri Harper (13-1-1, 6 KOs): Once holding the WBC and IBO Super-Featherweight World titles, Harper made a significant impression in the Super-Welterweight division, claiming the WBA 154lbs World Title after a strategic fight with Hannah Rankin. It’s evident that she’s refined her skills, making this fight a career-defining moment.
Cecilia Braekhus (37-2, 9 KOs): Hailing from Norway, the ‘First Lady’ of boxing has an illustrious career, being the undisputed queen at 147lbs. Her only professional losses came at the hands of Jessica McCaskill, setting the stage for a compelling comeback story for Braekhus.
Speaking on the upcoming bout, Harper stated, “It’s an honor and challenge to step into the ring with someone of Cecilia’s stature. This fight is less about the titles and more about legacy.”
Matchroom Sport’s Eddie Hearn chimed in, “This October 7th bout is where legacy meets destiny. Harper’s ambition versus Braekhus’ seasoned expertise promises to be a thrilling narrative that no boxing fan should miss.”
For those who love the electric atmosphere of live boxing, ticket prices range from a pocket-friendly £40 to a plush VIP experience at £400. Matchroom Fight Pass members get early dibs on tickets from August 3, while the general public can snag theirs starting August 4.
- FIGHT CARD
- Leigh Wood vs. Josh Warrington; For Wood’s WBA world featherweight title
- Terri Harper vs. Cecilia Braekhus; For the WBA and WBO women’s light middleweight titles
- Hopey Price vs. Connor Coghill; Featherweight
- Kieron Conway vs. Linus Udofia; Middleweight
- Junaid Bostan vs. Corey McCulloch; Super-welterweight
- Cameron Vuong vs. Engel Gomez; Super-featherweight
- Koby McNamara vs. Francisco Rodriguez; Bantamweight