Terri Harper faces serious challenge for world titles from Katharina Thanderz
Terri Harper should be under no illusions as to the size of the task she faces when she defends her WBC and IBO super-featherweight titles at Wembley Arena on Saturday night.
The world champion from Doncaster meets undefeated Katharina Thanderz, the Norwegian who is a former European and WBC International champion at the weight.
Harper, 24, won the world title in February but did not reach those standards in the first defence of her title in August, when she drew with fellow Briton Natasha Jonas.
Thanderz has arrived in London threatening to dethrone the champion.
“This is my moment, my fight, the night my whole career has lined up for,” said Thanderz, 32.
“It’s the fight every fighter dreams of.
“I’ve been studying Terri Harper for a long time but I know she will have been studying me.
“I’ve seen weaknesses in her game that I have been working on in training.
“I’ve put in extra hours to work on a speci fic game-plan and now I just can’t wait to get in there with Terri and put into practice what we’ve worked on.
“Everything for this fight has been right. My training camp, my preparation could not have gone better.
“From diet and nutrition, physical training, sparring – my team has left no stone unturned.
“I am determined not to waste this opportunity.
“We will entertain in this fight, we are two fighters that love to fight.”
The fight is live on Sky Sports and DAZN.