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Cecilia Braekhus starts sparring for September 7 showdown

WBA, WBC & WBO Female Welterweight Champion and undefeated pound-for-pound number one Cecilia Braekhus (22-0, 6 KOs) has started her sparring sessions for the September 7 showdown with fellow unbeaten world champion Oxandia Castillo (12-0-2, 9 KOs).

“There are some tough weeks coming up for me,” Braekhus said. “I have strong sparring partners, like (former opponent) Jessica Balogun. But that is exactly what I need to defeat Castillo in Frederikshavn on September 7.

“The basic fitness training has gone very well, I´ve had the whole summer to get ready and prepare. I am pleased with my shape and in the next weeks we will work on the tactics to break down Castillo.”

The First Lady will be sparring at the Team Sauerland headquarters in Berlin’s Max-Schmeling-Gym. Tickets for the Nordic Fight Night at Arena Nord (September 7) are available at


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