Teri Harper vs. Hyun-Mi Choi Title Unification Bout Set
A super-featherweight title unification bout between Teri Harper and Hyun-Mi Choi is now official.
Harper is the WBC and IBO Super-Featherweight Champion. Choi holds the WBA gold. The two will go toe-to-toe on May 15. The bout will be held in Manchester.
In a Matchroom Boxing press release, Harper discussed the big title unification fight.
“It’s exciting that our dream of becoming Undisputed Super-Featherweight World Champion is taking a step closer to reality with my first unification fight. I’m looking forward to the step-up and fighting an undefeated champion.
“Choi is the longest-reigning female World Champion and it will be an honor to share the ring with her. I’m more than ready. I’ve been training for this fight since the new year, even with my broken hand. I don’t just want to win; I want to win in style and make a statement.”
Choi chimed in, saying that she’s been waiting for this moment for years.
“I have waited a very long time for the opportunity to fight for the WBC belt. I am so excited and looking forward to it. My goal has been to unify my weight division for many years and now the time has finally come.
“I know this fight in England will not be easy. Fighting in another country is extremely difficult but I am prepared for this adventure and challenge. I truly hope the best fighter will win. I have prepared for this opportunity my whole boxing career.”