Braekhus vs. St. John
European Cruiserweight Champion Mateusz Masternak improved to 30-0 (22 KOs) with a ninth-round TKO win over Sean Corbin (15-4, 10 KOs) to add the WBC Silver International Title to his collection. Corbin was down in the eighth and the ninth.
Swedish sensation Erik Skoglund (16-0, 9 KOs) clinched the WBC Youth World & WBO Youth Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Title with a points victory over Luke Blackledge (13-1-1, 5 KOs). The two unbeaten youngsters went at it from the first bell, and after ten rounds, Skoglund was ahead 97-93, 96-94 and 96-95 on the judges´ cards.
WBA, WBC & WBO Female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus (22-0, 6 KOs) continued her domination of women´s boxing on Saturday night, stopping American legend Mia St. John (47-13-2, 18 KOs) in the third round of their clash at the Nordic Fight Night in Frederikshavn, Denmark. Continue reading
Photo: Wende — 45-year-old Mia St John (47-13-2, 18 KO’s) looked like a spectator from the crowd that had mistakenly walked into the ring tonight against WBA/WBO/WBC female welterweight Cecilia Braekhus (22-0, 6 KO’s) at the Arena Nord, Frederikshavn, Denmark. Braekhus nailed St. John at will in every until the fight was halted in the 3rd after St. John was staggered by the ropes from a storm of heavy shots from Braekhus.
This fight resembled someone getting attacked by a swarm of angry bees because St. John was just covering up and cowering for much of the fight. When she did throw punches back, she was pushing her shots and looking both weak and slow. I’d seen her fight years ago when she was younger and a little faster, but tonight the 45-year-old St. John looked and fought her age.
The difference in talent between the two was startling. St. John was no match from the start and I was surprised she made it out of the 1st round because she was getting hit cleanly with nonstop punches, especially near the end of the round when Braekhus trapped her against the ropes and unloaded on her. Continue reading
All three title fights will be broadcasted live on www.wbcboxing.tv starting at 9.10pm CentralEuropean Time
On Saturday, April 13th, Team Sauerland presents an action-packed show in Frederikshavn, Denmark. The “Nordic Fight Night” is headlined by the female world welterweight championship between reigning and defending champion Cecilia Braekhus and former world champion Mia St. John.
Team Sauerland is delighted to announce that WBA, WBC & WBO Female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus (21-0, 5 KOs) has signed a contract extension with Europe´s leading boxing promoter. “We look forward to continuing our very successful relationship with the best female boxer in the world,” Nisse Sauerland said. “Cecilia – the first lady ever to fight for Team Sauerland – has lived up to our expectations. We knew she was special when we signed her, and she has always delivered. Her talent, determination and skills have lifted her all the way from an unknown undercard fighter to a three-time world champion with a rock-star-like popularity in Norway. Together with her coaches Ulli Wegner and Georg Bramowski, the sky is the limit for Cecilia. There are a lot of big fights to be made!”
Braekhus will return to the ring in Frederikshavn on April 13, taking on Mia St. John (47-12-2, 18 KOs). The First Lady only has the best of memories of Arena Nord, which was packed with Norwegian fans in September 2012 when she clinched a dramatic points victory over French power puncher Anne-Sophie Mathis in her biggest fight to date. “I am thrilled to extend my contract with Team Sauerland and to continue our cooperation with Viasat,” Braekhus said. “I will forever be grateful for Team Sauerland´s confidence and support. In the ring, it´s just me and my opponent, but outside the ring, it´s a team effort. We have accomplished quite a lot already but there are even greater things ahead.” Continue reading