Terri Harper and Cecilia Braekhus will clash for the WBA and WBO super-welterweight titles on 7th October.
Harper's WBA strap is on the line and the vacant WBO belt has been added to what is an intriguing fight.
The contest was due to take place earlier this year, but an illness suffered by Braekhus means it will now be staged in October.
The bout will be a co-feature event at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield, on a packed card, that will also stage the all-British clash between Leigh Wood and Josh Warrington.
Here is everything you need to know ahead of what should be a cracking contest.
|Terri Harper v Cecilia Braekhus
|Utilita Arena, Sheffield
|Saturday, 7th October
|How to watch
|Harper 1/5, Braekhus 7/2
The fight is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 7th October, 2023.
The main card will get underway at 19:00 UK time.
The co-main event between Harper and Cecilia will be the penultimate fight on the night and it is expected to get underway at around 21:30.
Exact timings will depend on the duration of the undercard bouts.
The fight is set to take place at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield. The Arena was opened in 1991 and can accommodate around 10,000 fans on big fight nights.
Plenty of top fights have taken place there down the years, including Welshman Joe Calzaghe's match-up against Chris Eubank in 1997, when Calzaghe won his first WBO world title.
Sheffield-born boxers Naseem Hamed, Kell Brook and Clinton Woods have all also taken to the ring in their home city, while in November 2005, Ricky Hatton extended his unbeaten record to 40–0 when scoring a memorable knockout victory over Carlos Maussa at the Utilita Arena.
The fight will be shown live on subscription streaming service DAZN. The bout will be available in over 200 countries and can be viewed on a myriad of devices.
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Harper’s WBA super-welterweight title is on the line in a contest that also puts the vacant WBO up for grabs. 'Belter' is also a former super-featherweight world champion and the 26-year-old is one of British boxing’s brightest stars.
Braekhus is a former undisputed welterweight champion and the 41-year-old is looking to reign again in the twilight of her career.
Belter has won 14 of her 16 professional contests and six of those have come by stoppage. The Doncaster dueller has good wins over Viviane Obenauf, Eva Wahlstrom and Hannah Rankin.
The only defeat on the Briton’s card came against the elite-level Alycia Baumgardner, but Harper has now moved up to the super-welterweight division.
The 26-year-old also battled to a draw against Natasha Jonas, but the Liverpool lady has proved herself to be a top-class performer and that isn’t a blemish on Harper’s record.
After 39 bouts Braekhus is an extremely seasoned fighter and the Norwegian has been beaten only twice in her professional career. Both of those defeats came at the hands of Jessica McCaskill in 2021 and that put an end to a 36-fight winning run.
The worry for the First Lady is that she is now 41 years old and has only fought once since that pair of reversals.
Leigh Wood battles with Josh Warrington in the co-main event.