Tewkesbury boxer Adam Harper has revealed the harsh realities of being a professional boxer at a domestic level. The undefeated super-welterweight has slammed Head of Matchroom Boxing and one of Britain’s most popular promoter’s Eddie Hearn for not reaching out and giving him an opportunity after he failed to follow through with a promise to get Harper on any Matchroom shows in the future.
He stated that big promoters such as Hearn “don’t care about us, we’re just a piece of meat to them, I haven’t had a call for a fight and if I have it’s been with minimal notice and it’s not like we haven’t offered our services to some of their men at 11 stone”.
It has now been six months since we saw the 8-0 fighter emerge victorious in a well fought contest with Ryan Kelly on the Kal Yafai undercard at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham and he has failed to fight as Commonwealth title holder Anthony Buttigieg ,who Harper is the mandatory challenger sustained injury before the scheduled bout in November but will now be a gruelling contest which will take place in the new year.
As he prepared for the fight and had full intentions of ending 2017 in style, he revealed he is “more frustrated than motivated” after having to wait for his shot at the Commonwealth title but still feels confident he can do the job when the fight goes ahead.
Despite, Hearn not providing the ‘Hurricane’ with an opportunity he has made positive movements for his career after signing for Ringstar Boxing which will see him fight in Singapore in March 2018.
Busy year of boxing coming up for me after speaking to my new promoter today!
🌎 wide fights to start with then I want to end 2018 with a big one over here 🥊🏆
— Adam Harper (@aharper1988) December 11, 2017
Listen here for a more in depth interview with Harper about opportunities and his career moves for the new year: