Cecilia Braekhus Interested in Facing Shields, Taylor and Cyborg

Undisputed Women’s Welterweight World Champion ‘The First Lady’ Cecilia Braekhus, (35-0, 9 KOs), is headed to the United States in May to commence training for her next fight in defense of all of her belts, (WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO and Ring Magazine). Based in Oslo, Norway, Braekhus has held all the world title belts in the welterweight division since September 2014.

“It seems like ‘undisputed’ has become a big talking point in women’s boxing in the United States recently. Claressa Shields just became the undisputed middleweight champion and I congratulate her for that extraordinary accomplishment,” said Braekhus.

“Separately Katie Taylor is facing Delfine Persoon in an undisputed lightweight world championship bout on June 1 at Madison Square Garden which I’m looking forward to attending.”

“Claressa was very outspoken after her victory on Saturday about wanting to face me at a catchweight and Katie has also mentioned fighting me numerous times, also at a catchweight. Both of these would be massive events for boxing with two undisputed world champions facing each other and I’m very interested in both possibilities.”

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In 2018 Braekhus was also linked to a potential boxing matchup with UFC Star Cris Cyborg.

“I met with Cris and her team a couple of times last year about the possibility of fighting in a boxing match and that is something that still interests me greatly and her as well.”

“Last year I fought three times in big fights, each one a different set of firsts for me, first woman on HBO, fighting for the first time in Russia and then finally headlining the last HBO card which had a female fight in the main event for the first time. I can’t wait to get started on my 2019 campaign and surpass last year.”

“For my entire career I’ve worked towards elevating women’s boxing inside and outside the ring and that is of the utmost importance to me this year as well.”

Braekhus is recognized as the International Ambassador for Women’s Boxing who fought outside the ring over a seven-year period to have professional boxing legalized in her native Norway which was previously banned for 33 years. Following the ban being lifted Braekhus fought four times in Norway starting in October 2016, all of which were massive events drawing over 10,000 fans and garnering record-breaking TV ratings.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by champion4ever on 04-17-2019

I have nothing against Claressa Shields or Christina Hammer they are both beautiful women but Cecilia Braekhus is the really cutie. She's wifey material :luvbed:

Comment by eco1 on 04-17-2019

I wish K Taylor was bigger, she is actually the one that can fight. Cecilia is too small for Urko.

Comment by The D3vil on 04-17-2019

Beating Shields would do more for her legacy, but I don't think she's beating the John David Jackson trained version of Shields. I think she would also make more money fighting Claressa. She should fight Cyborg in a freak show…

Comment by Oldskoolg on 04-17-2019

[QUOTE=Queen_Leia;19665919]Hmm Taylor is at 130 and Shields is at 160...while Brakhus is at 147. Taylor is really good but at 37, Braekhus will be at a disadvantage moving down in weight. I'd rather see her face Shields because beating her…

Comment by mdrosnock on 04-17-2019

Braekhus seems a bit past it at this point and is a career welterweight, can't see her moving up for Shields. Taylor seems more likely. Should do cyborg vs Shields and Braekhus vs Taylor.

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