By News Team
Last Updated: 7th August 2020
We’re back in Brentwood for week two of Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing’s Fight Camp, where the headline act sees Terri Harper defend her WBC and IBO super-featherweight world titles against Natasha Jonas.
We preview the best of Friday’s action below.
Harper to extend impressive unbeaten run?
Terri Harper’s rise in the professional ranks has been exciting to follow. From making her debut in hometown Doncaster in November 2017, to winning the world title in her 10th professional fight in February of this year.
A year prior to her debut, she was still working in the local chip shop in Doncaster, waiting for her chance to sign a professional contract. Now, less than four years on, she’s headlining her own bill on week two of Matchroom Fight Camp.
Her opponent, Natasha Jonas, has made a name for herself in boxing’s amateur ranks, becoming the first ever female boxer to compete in the Olympic Games in 2012, while she won bronze at the 2012 World Championships.
At 36 years old, with 10 professional fights to her name like Harper, this could be one of her last chances to capture a world title in the professional ranks. However, she comes into this one a 6/1 underdog, with Harper priced as favourite at 1/12.
This event is all set up for Harper to extend her run as champion, make a name for herself on the bigger stage, and demand a unification bout from the other world champions in the division. She is 8/11 to do so by KO, TKO or DQ on Friday.
Listen to Eddie Hearn’s thoughts on tonight’s main event, below.
— William Hill (@WilliamHill) August 7, 2020
Fowler to continue second wind
Anthony Fowler, long-time world prospect who fought for Great Britain on the amateur circuit, enjoyed a strong rise to prominence from the domestic to world stage during his early professional career from 2017 to late-2018.
But the hype train took a wayward turn in 2019, as Scott Fitzgerald ended his nine-fight unbeaten run to win the WBA international super-welterweight title.
Since then, Fowler has regrouped, secured three consecutive wins on the domestic stage, and has put his hat back in the ring for the big fights, but will have to go past unknown prospect Adam Harper on Saturday first.
Fowler to win by KO, TKO or DQ is priced at 3/10, with the Liverpudlian having shown his knockout power throughout his career, with nine knockouts to his name.