The 29 year-old stretched his unbeaten run to eight professional fights and claimed the vacant strap in a Fight of the Year contender with Ryan Kelly at the Barclaycard Arena earlier this month.
Harper outpointed Kelly in his hometown of Birmingham, and took his ‘0’, on Matchroom Boxing’s bumper Brum show in a contest that was streamed live on Sky Sports.
Rather than rest on his laurels, Harper is back in camp and ready to reward his loyal band of followers with another all-action display at Tewksbury School where he was a pupil between 1999-2006.
“Winning the Midlands Area Title was a dream,” Harper told bcb-promotions.com. “Ryan Kelly gave me my hardest fight to date and all credit it to him.
“It was a massive night to be a part of and many have said that it was the highlight of their evening. To be a Midlands Champion means a lot but I want to push on and have more big nights.
“I also have a duty to my fans though and that’s why I wanted to have a fight back in Tewksbury to reward their loyalty. I love fighting at home, so I’m already back in training and aiming to put on another show.”
Joining Harper on ‘The Homecoming’ is undefeated Bristol super lightweight, Kane Stewart. The 23 year-old made it six consecutive victories when he outpointed chris Adaway in April and will be looking to follow in Harper’s footsteps and challenge for an Area Title in the near future.
Ledbury super lightweight, Alex Florence, is also in action. The 20 year-old recorded a debut win in April and will be looking to build on his solid start to life in the paid ranks.
Completing the line-up is professional women’s lightweight, Lucy Wildheart. The Swede stopped Lithuania’s Kotryna Geleznikaite on her debut in Poland earlier this month.
‘The Homecoming’ takes place at Tewksbury School on Saturday, 8th July. Tickets, priced at £60 VIP Ringside (to include a light buffet) and £30 unreserved standard, are available by calling 07772 466 790.