Terri Harper’s first defense of her WBA The light-middleweight title was revoked after rival Cecilia Braekhus withdrew due to illness the morning of the fight.

Harper, who became world champion again after beating her British friend Hannah Rankin in September last year, was ready to beat Braekhus on Saturday night in Dublin on Chantelle Cameron-Katie Taylor’s bottom card.

But Braekhus’ withdrawal means Harper will instead fight an opponent next weekend, which will be confirmed on Mauricio Lara-Leigh Wood II’s bottom card. ManchesterAccording to Matchroom.

Former undisputed worldweight champion Braekhus said in a video message on Twitter: “I woke up this morning with the flu – headache, fever, ear, nose, throat, everything.

“I felt great at the scale yesterday. Just my heart is broken, my heart is torn Terri Harper Certainly. Sorry to all my fans. Still, I want to thank Matchroom and Terri for giving me the chance to fight him.

“Hopefully we can come back and do that very soon.”