Harper Vs Braekhus Results: Judging Controversy



Harper Vs Braekhus Results: Judging Controversy
Photos by Mark Robinson/Matchroom

Harper vs Braekhus results are in. Watching the Terri Harper fight, if you were thinking akin to the blow by blow team working the Matchroom, you saw Harper the more effective of two versus foe Cecilia Braekhus in Sheffield, England, on the Leigh Wood-Josh Warrington card.

The WBA and the vacant WBO super welterweight titles were up for grabs, as well.
Harper Vs Braekhus results

Then the scorecards were tallied, and read aloud by ace emcee David Diamanté: WTF.

A draw?

The fight callers were bewildered. Same for promoter Eddie Hearn.

Braekhus vs Harper

Terri Harper v Cecilia Braekhus, WBA and vacant WBO World Super Welterweight Titles. Was draw the right call? Photo by Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

He blasted the scoring, telling watchers he thought Braekhus won maybe three rounds.

Braekhus, age 42, seemed happy to get it.

Our friends at CompuBox offered this:

Compubox stats for Harper vs Braekhus

So, it continues. “Bad judging.”

Oh, but it’s not always the case.

Harper vs Braekhus Results: Another Judging Horror, Or Nah?

Now and again, the people calling the show get the narrative wrong and convince the audience of the same.

It’s complicated, we as people can exhibit bias more often than our pride likes to admit.

Terri Harper has dealt with situations where she’s deserved more than she’s gotten. This may have been one of those times.

UPDATE, SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Harper is all class. She put out a statement on social the day after.

Terri Harper

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.