The second week of action for “Matchroom Fight Camp” is almost here. Taking place in Brentwood, Essex in the backyard of Matchroom’s U.K. offices on August 7, a huge title fight is expected to take place.
The main event will be Terri Harper defending her WBC and IBO Super-Featherweight Titles against Natasha Jonas. Before that, the weigh-ins took place.
Harper (10-0) signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing in 2019, making her debut against Viviane Obenauf that November. She beat Obenauf via unanimous decision to retain the IBO Super-Featherweight Title she won from Nozipho Bell. In the biggest fight of her career so far, Harper beat Eva Wahlstrom this February to win the WBC Super-Featherweight Title.
Jonas turned professional in 2017 and had her six-fight win streak snapped by Obenauf. As a result, she lost the WBA International Super-Featherweight title. She has since won three in a row, last beating Bianka Majlath. With an impressive amateur record, Jonas believes if she gives her all she can stop the momentum of Harper.
“I had an extra three weeks to prepare. I definitely feel like the underdog in this fight judging by the bookies and a little bit of social media,” Jonas stated, via World Boxing News. “I think anyone that knows about boxing knows that you can’t write a person off just on one performance. I know I’ve done everything that I could possibly do in this camp and more. I’ve given 100% in every training session. I believe I can do it. Power is something I’ve always had, I have a good knockout percentage, I know that I carry power. If I land cleanly, she will go.”
Check out the full weigh-in results below for Harper v. Jonas:
Main Card (2 p.m. ET, DAZN)
Terri Harper (c) (9st 3lbs 3oz) v. Natasha Jonas (9st 3lbs 6oz) – WBC and IBO Super-Featherweight Titles
Anthony Fowler (11st 1lbs 7oz) v. Adam Harper (11st 2lbs 4oz)
Hopey Price (9st 0lbs 9oz) v. Jonny Phillips (9st 2lbs 8oz)
Chris Billiam-Smith (14st 3lbs 12oz) v. Nathan Thorley (14st 3lbs 12oz)
Aqib Fiaz (9st 7lbs 12oz) v. Kane Baker (9st 5lbs 4oz)