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News: Cecilia Braekhus; Vladimir Gavrilov; Mateusz Masternak

WBA / WBC / WBO Female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus (20-0, 5 KOs) opened her gym for the media today during a press work-out at Team Sauerland´s headquarters in Berlin. On September 22, the First Lady will take on French KO queen Anne Sophie Mathis (26-2, 22 KOs) at the Nordic Fight Night in Frederikshavn. “The training has been going very well,” she said. “As always, we have had perfect conditions. I´ve been tested hard in sparring, but that´s exactly the kind of preparation I need for a fight like this. I am ready.”

On Friday, Braekhus will wrap up the sparring. “I am very pleased with Cecilia,” coach Georg Bramowski said. “She´s in great shape and ready for the next victory. Mathis will be dangerous for the entire 10 rounds because of her power, but I am sure that Cecilia will use her superior skills to outbox her and defend her titles.”

Braekhus is already excited about September 22. “This is the biggest fight of my life, this is what I have been waiting for a long time,” she said. “It´s going to be a sensational event at Arena Nord, with so many Norwegian fans coming over to support me.”

Tickets for the Nordic Fight Night are available at

Great news for Mateusz Masternak just days before his fight in Bamberg

On Saturday night, he will enter the ring at the Stechert Arena in Bamberg,
Germany but Mateusz Masternak already started his celebrations on Wednesday.
The 25-year-old Cruiserweight became a father! His wife Daria gave birth to
a healthy boy called Mikolaj.

The new dad is over the moon: “Children are the greatest gift there is. I
can’t describe how happy my wife and I feel right now”, said Masternak who
was beside his wife during the birth.

However, the next challenge on Saturday night is already waiting for the
current number three ranked (WBO) cruiserweight. His opponent of the night
is power-puncher David Quinonero from Spain. “I can’t underestimate him. The
birth of my son was amazing but now I have to put my focus onto the fight in
Bamberg,” said the ambitioned boxer.

Tickets for the event in Bamberg can be purchased online at

Union Boxing Management Signs Two Young Prospects

Los Angeles, California (September 13, 2012) – Union Boxing Management has signed two new young prospects to add to their stable of fighters. Co-Managers Alex Vaysfeld and Alexandr Mezherovsky are pleased with the additions of featherweight Vladimir Gavrilov and super featherweight Vahe Saruhanyan to the Union Boxing Management family.

With the addition of these new prospects, Union Boxing Management shows its continued commitment to producing and managing the best boxers in the world.

At just 21 years of age with a professional record of (1-0-0, 0 KO’s), Vladimir Gavrilov is looking to climb up the featherweight rankings and capture a world title. Gavrilov was a very talented amateur winning the silver medal at the 2007 European Cadet Championships and Boxing World Cup.

Since arriving in the United States just four months ago, Gavrilo has made quite a name for himself training at local gyms in Southern California. Although he is a good distance from his family and native Russia he has only one goal; to care for his family the only way he knows how, the sweet science.

Gavrilov is currently training with highly respected trainer Shadeed Suluki at Freddie Roach’s world renowned Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood, California. When asked what his thoughts were on Gavrilov, the recent World Boxing Hall of Fame inductee indicated that he was a good prospect. With Gavrilov’s strong work ethic and exceptional boxing skills, he has opened the eyes of boxing’s biggest promotional companies.

Vahe Saruhanyan, 22, (5-0-0, 2 KO) is undefeated and also looking to make a name for himself in the super featherweight division. Saruhanyan started his professional career in 2011 and has been able to remain undefeated beating his opponents in an impressionable fashion. Saruhanyan had a brilliant amateur career winning over 200 bouts and also captured the bronze medal at the 2007 Boxing World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico.

When speaking with Manager Alex Vaysfeld with regard to his two new prospects, Vaysfeld said, “I’m very excited to have signed both Vladimir and Vahe. They have had exceptional amateur careers and their professional careers look quite promising. Shadeed Suluki has done a tremendous job training both of them.”

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