BCB Fighter In Action Friday As Part Of Matchroom Boxing’s Fight Camp Week Two
Adam Harper will look to return to the ring for the first time in nearly two years with a victory over Anthony Fowler writes Oliver McManus.
Harper’s prolonged absence from the sport was caused by a perceived brain abnormality – prompting an initial retirement – before the Tewkesbury boxer was given the all clear from the British Boxing Board of Control.
BCB’s man is no stranger to being an underdog having flown out to Australia in order to contest the vacant Commonwealth title with Michael Zerafa (22-2). On the night Zerafa was the better man and took the title on points over twelve rounds but Harper was to learn plenty from the night and will look to put that in place on Friday.
His last fight was a 2018 Fight of the Year contender against Billy Bird (18-1) with the pair involved in an absolutely frenetic bout for the vacant English super welterweight strap.
Harper went into Bird’s backyard in Brentwood and fought at a hard, fast pace for ten rounds to upset the applecart and take a majority decision.
Against Fowler he’ll be hoping to replicate that heart and grit as he returns to Brentwood, albeit in different circumstances, with a similar job in his hands.
Rio Olympian Anthony Fowler has moved to 12-1 since his pro debut in May 2017 with a sole loss coming at the hands of Scott Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald applied pressure throughout that contest and really looked to disrupt the rhythm of Fowler over those ten rounds.
Since that defeat Anthony Fowler has racked up three wins including two domestic names in Brian Rose and Harry Scarff.
Kane Baker was also scheduled to compete on the card, however, his fight with Aqib Fiaz was pulled yesterday due to his opponent feeling unwell.