Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Braekhus-Habazin in History Making Unification on 9/13

Pound-for-pound queen Cecilia Brækhus (25-0, 7 KOs) will attempt to make history on September 13 by becoming the first female boxer in any weight category to unify a division by holding all four major titles. The WBC, WBA & WBO Female World Welterweight Champion will take on IBF Champion Ivana Habazin (13-1, 5 KOs) at TAP1 in Copenhagen, Denmark. 
 
Victory in Copenhagen would not only make Brækhus the first female boxer to hold all four titles simultaneously but also just the third boxer in history to have achieved this feat following Bernard Hopkins’ and Jermain Taylor’s middleweight reigns.
 
‘’This is a massive opportunity for me to cement my legacy as the best female boxer of all time,’’ said Brækhus. ‘’To hold all four titles and become the first woman to unify a division would be a huge achievement and something I have always wanted to do. Habazin will be a tough opponent and as a fellow champion she has my full respect, but I have a chance to go down in the record books and I won't let anyone stand in my way.’’
 
’’Cecilia is possibly the greatest female boxer of all time but it is time for her to experience what it feels like to lose,’’ said Ivana Habazin, who defeated Sabrina Giuliani in March to claim the IBF title. ‘’I will not reveal how I am preparing for this fight. I will only speak about that after I win. Unifying the division would be the crowning moment of my career and it gives me all the motivation I need to make sure I am victorious on September 13.’’
 
In another historic meeting, Tim-Robin Lihaug (7-1, 5 KOs) and Simen Smaadal (8-0, 3 KOs) will battle for super middleweight supremacy in the first all-Norwegian professional bout since 2001.
 
‘’This is a good fight for the Norwegian fans and a good fight for me,’’ said Lihaug. ‘’I have always known that this fight would come, I have always been ready and now it is finally here. I will not be underestimating Simen but I will not be overestimating him either. He is good fighter with a good record but I truly believe that I am better.’’
 
‘’People have been talking about this fight for a long time,’’ said Smaadal. ‘’I lost to Tim on a bad day in the amateurs but this is going to be a totally different fight. I am still undefeated as a professional but Tim has lost a fight. I know he has been having a hard time since the Ahlin loss and since that fight he doesn’t like to get hit on the chin. When I hit him he is going to remember exactly how it felt during the Ahlin fight. I am out for revenge!’’
 
Said promoter Nisse Sauerland: ‘’This is history in the making – a victory for Cecilia would make her the first female boxer in any weight category to unify a division by holding the WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF titles simultaneously. To top that off we have the all-Norwegian contest between Tim-Robin Lihaug and Simen Smaadal, which is sure to produce fireworks. This will truly be a historic night for Norwegian boxing and definitely not one to miss.’’
 
Alongside the Norwegian main events the Nordic Fight Night show will feature a full undercard showcasing Scandinavia’s top boxing talents including the WBC Interim Female World Light Welterweight showdown between ‘’The Swedish Princess’’ Klara Svensson (13-0, 5 KOs) and Marie Riederer (15-1-1, 10 KOs), Erik Skoglund’s (20-0, 11 KOs) European (EU) Light Heavyweight title defence and IBF Intercontinental challenge against Stefano ‘’The Hammer’’ Abatangelo (18-3-1, 6 KOs), rising Danish stars Micki Nielsen (14-0, 11 KOs), Torben Keller (10-0-1, 3 KOs) and Abdul Khattab (7-0, 3 KOs) and Norwegian prospect Alexander Hagen (4-0, 1 KO). Tickets are on sale now and available via billetnet.dk.
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by King_ on 08-13-2014

Interesting thought: Sauerland gets unification fights for their female fighters but refuse to unify titles with their male title holders? They have two CW champs. I wish they would just make Huck-Hernadez. That would be another fantastic CW fight.

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 08-13-2014

Easy fight for Braekhus.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Canelo: I Have To Be Smart, Elusive, Not Stand in Front of GGG Loeffler on The Venue Hunt For HBO Super Flyweight Triple Hearn: Ward-Kovalev Stopped Too Early - But Kovalev Was Done McGregor's Coach: Many Respected Boxers Have Offered Help Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn Picked Up By BoxNation Taras Shelestyuk Returns on 'Locked and Loaded' - July 1 Jermain Taylor is Broke, Facing Multiple Lawsuits Bryant Jennings, Top Rank Officially Announce Promotional Deal World Boxing Super Series - Live Draft on July 8 Hearn: Ward-Kovalev Not Promoted Right, I Would've Smashed It! Canelo-Golovkin: There Isn't Any Legitimate Bad Blood Alan Sanchez Faces Miguel Huerta in Woodland, California SHO's Espinoza: All Early Bets on McGregor To Beat Mayweather De La Hoya: Canelo-Golovkin Winner is No. 1 Pound-for-Pound Hopkins: Kovalev Stoppage Was Legit, Ward Wore Him Down George Groves Daring Zeuge To Enter World Boxing Super Series Fenech Backs Horn To Shock Pacquiao in History Making Fight Skoglund, Nielsen Brothers Could Be in Line For WBSS Tourney Wilder's Manager: We Want To Have All The Titles in 12 Months Gomera, Lee Make Weight For WBA Asia Title Bout in South Korea Video: Bernard Hopkins Talks Ward-Kovalev, Canelo-GGG Tony Weeks Owes Apologies to Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward Photos: Canelo, Golovkin - Go Face To Face in Los Angeles! Davis vs. Salido Being Eyed For Mayweather-McGregor PPV? Canelo: The Mayweather-McGregor Fight Will Hurt Boxing A lot Alimento Makes 30-day Mandatory Weight for WBC Regional Mayweather-McGregor: A Look Back at The Verbal Sparring Jennings: Joshua Should Jump Right on Klitschko in Rematch Canelo Admits He is "Obsessed" With Giving GGG His First Loss Oscar Valdez: I'm Not Afraid To Risk Record, I Want Gary Russell Jr. DiBella on Mayweather-McGregor: De La Hoya - Shut The F*** Up! Wilder's Manager Likes Idea of Return on Mayweather-McGregor Roach: Pacquiao Lost A lot of His Crowd Due To Lack of Knockouts Dmitry Bivol To Take Some Time Off, Return Planned For The Fall Canelo Paying No Mind to Being Underdog Against Golovkin Photos: Sammy Valentin Putting in Work For Giovani Santillan Boxer Killed By Masked Gunmen After Leaving Gym in Mexico City Ellerbe: Fight is 50-50, But Broner Needs A-Game To Beat Garcia Deontay Wilder Erupts, Tears Apart Hearn and Whyte Over Offer Hughie Fury To Stay Busy With July 8 Return at Copper Box
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement