Terri Harper has emerged as one of the hidden gems of British boxing over the last 12 months. Having been guided to perfection by budding trainer and manager Stefy Bull, the Yorkshire super featherweight captured the IBO world title in July of this year in front of her hometown fans. This standout performance led to a link-up with world boxing juggernauts Matchroom Sport. Harper opened up on what has been a whirlwind few months.

The 130-pound Queen said, "The last few months have been crazy. Becoming a world champion in my eighth fight was something I could never have imagined leaving the amateurs, and I have to thank Stefy Bull and the IBO for giving me that amazing opportunity at such an early stage in my career. I worked so hard for that fight and I took the opportunity with both hands.

"Since winning the world title I have linked up with Eddie Hearn which is every fighter's dream, to work with the biggest promoters in the world in Matchroom Sport and fight on platforms such as DAZN and Sky Sports. It's been a bit crazy but I believe I have taken everything in my stride and if anything it has motivated me more to continue to improve in the gym."

This weekend sees Harper defend her super featherweight title against Viviane Obenauf and Harper weighed in on the weekend's clash in Manchester and her plans to potentially unify the 130 division in the future.

She said, "My sole focus at the moment is on Viviane Obenuaf. This is not going to be an easy fight as when you're fighting at world level they're all hard fights. I have worked very hard in the gym and I'm planning on showing off the things I've been working on this Saturday night and showing why I can become a unified world champion.

"I am happy to listen to my team as I trust them to make the right moves for my career. Of course, you dream about massive fights with the likes of Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano as well as unification fights and I know if I keep winning those types of fights will come and I would take those opportunities with both hands. For now, my focus is on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena and after this fight, I can sit down with the team and see where we go. When the time comes, however, I would love to be in unification fights."