Terri Harper was crowned WBC Super-Featherweight World Champion after battering Eva Walhstom over ten rounds, to win a unanimous decision over Finland’s Eva Wahlstrom at the Sheffield Arena.
The 23-year-old from Doncaster was competing in only her 10th fight, having turned professional in 2017. Wahlstrom, 39, had lost only one of her 26 previous bouts.
Harper started strongly against her experienced opponent and felled her in the seventh round with a rapid left-right combination, with Wahlstrom unable to find a meaningful way back into the contest.
Harper said: “I’m 23 years old and I’ve just done this, I’ve just made history. I never thought I would get to this point.”
Wahlstrom’s one previous defeat came when she stepped up to lightweight against unbeaten Irish champion Katie Taylor at Madison Square Garden in 2018.