Boxing: IBO world super featherweight champion Terri Harper to fight with ‘idol’ Katie Taylor

IBO world super featherweight champion Terri Harper says she hopes the Katie Taylor fight can get made despite the Irish star being her ‘idol’.

The 23-year-old boxed brilliantly on Taylor’s undercard in Manchester last month as she defended her belt against Viviane Obenauf.

The South Yorkshire fighter won by unanimous decision and can now be considered for the mega-fights in both the 130 and 135 pound divisions.

“I couldn’t imagine punching my idol in the face, but maybe one day it will happen,” she told Sportswomen.

“Katie has moved up weight, and down at super-feather. I’ll be here for a couple of years.

“I believe that it’s a fight that can be made in the future and it will be a very big one.”

Taylor is the undisputed lightweight champion and recently moved up to 140 pounds to win the WBO super lightweight crown.

Yet despite being a supreme talent and with a lot of time to improve, Harper recognises she needs to be more well-known before the Taylor fight can be turned into a financially lucrative one.

“Obviously, I will be building my profile for a while and then maybe we can look at getting a fight organised,” she added.

Next up for Harper is a fight with the WBC super-featherweight champion Eva Wahlstrom early next year.

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