Terri Harper's American dream as she plots next steps after WBC title triumph - including potential Keepmoat Stadium date

Terri Harper has opened up a world of possibilities after capturing the WBC title and announcing herself onto the biggest of stages.

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 10:31 am
Updated Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 10:40 am
Terri Harper with promoter Eddie Hearn (right) and trainer and manager Stefy Bull (left) after her win over Eva Wahlstrom. Picture: Mark Robinson
Terri Harper with promoter Eddie Hearn (right) and trainer and manager Stefy Bull (left) after her win over Eva Wahlstrom. Picture: Mark Robinson

But the Denaby Main fighter has her sights on one particular goal as she looks to build on from her stunning win over Ewa Wahlstrom on Saturday night.

Harper’s dream is to fight in the United States and promoter Eddie Hearn says he can deliver on that in the near future.

Hearn admitted his excitement at the prospects awaiting Harper after becoming the first British woman to win a world title with one of the four main governing bodies.

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“During the fight I’m thinking, we’re going to unify and I’m thinking about the other champions,” Matchroom Boxing boss Hearn said.

“I’m thinking do we fill out the Doncaster Dome for a NXTGEN show, but actually it’s probably too small.

“How far away are we from actually headlining a Saturday fight night on Sky? Katie Taylor was the first to do that recently.

“Terri can go on any pay-per-view card she wants with her following - not just her ticket selling but her general following now as well.

“She’s more than welcome to take a fight in America any time she wants.

“These are so many boxes to tick and it’s so exciting that I think we’ve only seen about 50 or 60 per cent of Terri Harper.

“There’s so much more to come.”

Hearn has also considered the possibility of Harper headlining a card under the stars at the Keepmoat Stadium in the summer.

Trainer and manager Stefy Bull is keen for the 23-year-old to unify world titles but also has opponents in mind should she cross the Atlantic next.

“I’d like her to fight Ewa Brodnicka for the WBO title but I doubt she’ll come out of Poland,” Bull said.

“Heather Hardy is a big name in America. She’s got a massive following, well respected, only lost one fight to Amanda Serrano.

“That would be a great fight to defend against Hardy.

“I do think she could sell at the Keepmoat though. It’s exciting what can come for her in the future.”