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Hearn: You'll Definitely See Cecilia Braekhus-Katie Taylor in 2020

Monaco - Cecilia Braekhus moved closer to a huge showdown against Katie Taylor after successfully defending her undisputed Welterweight crown against tough Argentinian Victoria Bustos.

The Norwegian 38-year-old had been out of the ring for almost a year but returned in style, dominating former two-weight World Champion Victoria Bustos over ten rounds - earning scores of 99-91 and 98-92 twice.


'First Lady', economical with her variety of punches, went through the gears and showed her class as she made her 25th straight World Title defence. After a glowing start to life under the Matchroom Boxing banner, Braekhus is now set to meet Taylor in a mouthwatering battle of undisputed champions.

"That was a great performance from Cecilia. The future is Katie Taylor against Cecilia Braekhus," promoter Eddie Hearn said afterwards. "Another fight for both in the spring and then they will fight in the summer. It's the biggest fight in boxing.

"These two are on a collision course and in 2020 you'll definitely see that fight."

Braekhus agreed with the plans and was pleased with her performance: "It was a good ten rounds to get back in business. I got into my groove in the third round. Now I want to go on holiday and then get back in the gym."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by MDPopescu on 12-03-2019

[QUOTE=BoxingIsGreat;20226012]Katie all the way. War!:boxing: Persoon was a superwelter against a lightweight that night. Stay where you are most comfortable, Katie.[/QUOTE] It's true that Persoon is bigger than Taylor, but Persoon came at 130 lb on the scales vs Katie,…

Comment by MulaKO on 12-03-2019

[QUOTE=W1LL;20225448]Why is Braekhus ducking Claressa Shields then? :lol1:[/QUOTE] My guess would be , she doesn’t want any harm done to her and her family or her entourage for that matter Fugh Shields

Comment by BoxingIsGreat on 12-03-2019

Katie all the way. War!:boxing: Persoon was a superwelter against a lightweight that night. Stay where you are most comfortable, Katie.

Comment by Phill lynott on 12-03-2019

Great to have female matches to look forward to. No matter what, Katie Taylor fights are a star on the calender among others. Sorta torn between going to 3 minute rounds or stay with 2. I like the action of…

Comment by famicommander on 12-02-2019

[QUOTE=W1LL;20225468]Shields is going to easily defeat Habazin, then will take all of Braekhus' titles to become a four-weight champion. Easily. And Braekhus was out of the ring for 2 years so it doesn't really count as one continuous reign. :lol1:[/QUOTE]…

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