New WBC Champion Alycia Baumgardner: “I Am The Top Dog At 130!”

Alycia Baumgardner wants it known that she is the new top dog at 130!

WBC and IBO super featherweight champion Alycia Baumgardner holding her titles after stopping Terri Harper
Alycia Baumgardner | Credit: Zac Goodwin/PA Images

Alycia Baumgardner wants it known that she is the new top dog at 130!

As they say in boxing, “everything can change with just one punch!” Well, super featherweight fighter Alycia “The Bomb” Baumgardner (11-1, 7 KO’s) traveled deep into hostile territory to bring this fact to a startling reality. In her most recent at-bat, Baumgardner matched wits with then undefeated IBO and WBC super featherweight champion Terri Harper (11-1-1, 6 KO’s). Ahead of the prizefight, there was a pervading perception that the heavy-handed Baumgardner would put up a valiant effort only to fall short in the end. Nothing could have been further from the truth!

Once in the ring with the talented champion, The Bomb easily controlled the flow of action with her liquid jab. After three rounds of peppering and seasoning Harper with the lead hand, Baumgardner roasted her with a brain-scrambling tight, short counter-right in the fourth. While Harper didn’t go down, her legs locked instantly as she began swaying like she’d just told her life story on Drink Champs. Seeing her virtually helpless circumstance, referee Mark Lyson jumped in before the dethroned champ could sustain any more damage.


Understandably so, The Bomb was elated with her thrilling win on the road. Baumgardner is now on a five-fight win streak since suffering her sole professional loss to Christina Linardatou back on July 28, 2018. Also, three of those five wins came by way of knockout. Clearly though, this win over Harper is the biggest of them all. Now that she has violently plundered Harper’s WBC and IBO titles, she wasted little time in putting the rest of the division on notice!

“Just building up to the fight, just coming here, I just seen her energy and I just read it. I came over here as the challenger, as the underdog and my confidence was 100 and I didn’t see that in her. So I knew that she was fragile, so I had to jump on it.”

“And yes, for anyone out there at 130, you know what time it is! And you know I am the top dog at 130, so you can come get his work!”

By: Bakari Simpson

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