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Terri Harper’s supervisor and trainer, Stefy Bull: “I think potentially we are two fights away from an undisputed championship of the world.” Britain’s WBC champion is concentrating on return to the ring in April

Last Updated: 14/01/21 3:54pm

Terri Harper is targeting all the world super-featherweight titles

Terri Harper is concentrating on all of the world super-featherweight titles

Terri Harper can be topped as an undisputed world champion in two fights, with large unification plans in place, says her supervisor and trainer Stefy Bull.

Britain’s WBC super-featherweight champion is concentrating on a possible return in April after present process hand surgical procedure following her stoppage victory over necessary challenger Katharina Thanderz in November.

Terms have already been agreed by Harper for a unification conflict towards WBA title holder Hyun-Mi Choi, whereas WBO champion Mikaela Mayer is discussing a combat for Maiva Hamadouche’s IBF belt in May.

Bull (left) has been discussing Harper's plans with promoter Eddie Hearn

Bull (left) has been discussing Harper’s plans with promoter Eddie Hearn

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Harper produced an spectacular stoppage win over Thanderz

Harper produced an spectacular stoppage win over Thanderz

Bull, who has guided Harper’s profession with promoter Eddie Hearn, informed Sky Sports: “We need to see these unifications on the road to undisputed.

“Eddie has made it vocal that is the objective, to make feminine champions undisputed.

“The goal now is to fight the other champions. If Terri is fighting Choi next, then there is talk that Mikaela Mayer and her team are in talks with Hamadouche for a unification.

“An undisputed combat is actually two fights away. It can occur. If Hamadouche is keen to journey over to America to combat Mayer and Terri is preventing Choi, you’ve got mainly bought the semi-finals after which the winners for all of the marbles.

“That’s how close it is. I think potentially we are two fights away from an undisputed championship of the world.”

Hamadouche’s co-promoter Christian Cherchi confirmed that negotiations are ongoing with Mayer, and would even be open to an undisputed world title combat.

Mikaela Mayer holds the WBO belt

Mikaela Mayer holds the WBO belt

Maeva Hamadouche is the IBF champion

Maeva Hamadouche is the IBF champion

“We are in talks with Matchroom, with Top Rank, for a possible unification fight for next May in the United States,” Cherchi informed Sky Sports. “But nothing is set for the moment, we are in negotiations.

“Hamadouche, she desires a unification combat. She was able to combat the WBA champion and Terri Harper as effectively.

“It is the natural fight (undisputed), we have to do it. It only makes sense to do these two fights to have an undisputed champion.”

Will the Harper vs Jonas rematch occur in 2021?

A rematch between Harper and Jonas had been mentioned after the British rivals battled to an exciting draw final summer season, with Bull insisting {that a} second combat can nonetheless occur.

“Let’s remember that when Terri was offered a new contract with Matchroom, we did sign for Thanderz and the Jonas fight. We did sign everything,” stated Bull.

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Harper and Natasha Jonas each agreed there must be a rematch

Harper and Natasha Jonas each agreed there must be a rematch

“I think a few people on social media are getting slightly confused, as if Terri is running. You only have to look at Terri’s resume and the fighters she has been fighting since she turned professional.

“Terri is an actual fighter and it is all the way down to me that guides her profession. We did signal for the rematch, we’re blissful for the rematch, and clearly Natasha has her causes and you must respect that. She just isn’t pleased with the monetary aspect. Well, that is nothing to do with Team Harper or anyone else.

“That’s where we are at, so there has been no more talk of it. We did agree terms for the WBA champion Choi. As far as we believe, we have got the unification with Choi who is a very good champion.”

But Jonas has questioned why Harper opted to face Thanderz as an alternative of an instant return bout, and the Liverpudlian intends to implement a compulsory shot on the WBC belt.

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We’ll see in the event that they must combat their necessary, as a result of I’m going to place myself in a compulsory place.

Natasha Jonas

“That isn’t in fact what happened,” Jonas informed Sky Sports. “But let’s be honest, if that rematch was wanted, as it was promised which was the automatic rematch, forget mandatories, forget that, that could have happened.

“I believe that there was a stalling tactic in place. Waiting for me to get crushed, so they do not must do it, or ready for me to get a bit bit older.

“Since the whole, ‘I have to fight my mandatory,’ came about I’m not going to sit around. If that’s what they are hoping for, then that’s not what’s going to happen.

“We’ll see in the event that they must combat their necessary, as a result of I’m going to place myself in a compulsory place. Then when she has bought nowhere else to go and nothing else to say, then we’ll see does the combat occur then.”

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