WBC Orders Thanderz vs. Harper For Unified Super
Featherweight World Title Clash
Norway’s Katharina Thanderz (13-0, 2 KOs) will get the
opportunity to realise her lifetime dream of becoming a
unified World Champion after the WBC ordered her to face the
current WBC and IBO Super Featherweight title holder, Terri
Harper (10-0-1, 5 KOs).
Thanderz, who hails from Oslo, was most recently in action
in November 2019 when she headlined at the Ekeberg Hall
against tough Brazilian Danila Ramos. Following an
entertaining contest over ten brutal rounds, Thanderz won
via split decision and became the WBC Interim Super
Featherweight World Champion and the mandatory challenger
for the title.
Thanderz has been eyeing a showdown against England’s Harper
since the 23-year-olds unanimous decision victory over Eva
Wahlstrom in February, when the heavy handed Harper dropped
Wahlstrom on the way to a unanimous decision victory that
saw the Doncaster native become the new WBC World Champion.
With the WBC enforcing Thanderz’ mandatory position at their
recent 58th annual convention, the Norwegian is delighted to
finally get her shot against Harper.
“I feel that I can finally prove to everyone that taking
that step was worth it, and that sometimes patience,
endurance and hard work are the key to succeed,” said
Thanderz. “It’s for sure one of the biggest dreams that I’ve
had, and I feel more than prepared.
“I know it will be a tough fight. We’re on a certain level
now that nothing is really easy. We’re both very good
fighters, each of us have our own qualities and both of us
will be willing to do everything to win. It will be a very
competitive and physical fight from the start to the end.
"Nothing would make me happier than becoming Norway’s next
World Champion,” continued the 32-year-old from Oslo. “It
will be a great opportunity to make my country proud, to
represent Norway in the ring, and show the world some real
Following Cecilia Brækhus' (36-1, 9 KOs) upset defeat
against Jessica McCaskill (9-2, 3 KOs) in August, Thanderz
hopes to replicate her fellow Norwegian's success and make
her country proud.
“She is and has been a great champion, and she deserves all
the credit in the world for being a role model in women’s
boxing,” said Thanderz. “I think it’s great that Norway has
two current professional female boxers that have done and
are doing so well within the sport.”
Promoter Nisse Sauerland believes Thanderz can follow in the
footsteps of the ‘First Lady’ by becoming a Norwegian boxing
great, and is encouraging the fans to show their support for
“I am delighted that the WBC have ordered the fight and we
are confident that Katharina will be victorious,” said
Sauerland. “This is a huge opportunity for Norway to have
another unified World Champion so we hope everyone gets
behind Katharina as she goes for greatness!”
Team Sauerland have entered negotiations with Matchroom
Boxing for the fight with further news released shortly.