Cecilia Brækhus unifies division

Cecilia Braekhus - Boxing News

Boxing history was made in Copenhagen, Denmark last night. Norwegian star Cecilia Brækhus (26-0, 7 KOs) became the first female boxer to unify a division by holding all four major titles simultaneously. The WBC, WBA & WBO Champion scored a unanimous decision victory over IBF Champion Ivana Habazin (13-2, 5 KOs) to become the undisputed welterweight queen.

Cheered on by her loyal army of travelling Norwegian fans, Brækhus once again proved why she is the pound-for-pound female number one with a classy performance against the tenacious Habazin. All three judges scored the fight 100-90 in favour of ‘The First Lady’.

‘’I’ve been dreaming of this moment for a long time,’’ said Brækhus. ‘’To become the first female boxer to unify a division is a huge achievement and something that I am extremely proud of. I would like to thank all the fans that travelled to Copenhagen to support me and Ivana for the part she played in this historic fight.’’

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Brækhus and Habazin come face-to-face in Oslo, Lihaug and Smaadal ready for war

Cecilia Braekhus - Press Room

Today in Oslo, WBC, WBA & WBO Female World Welterweight Champion Cecilia Brækhus (25-0, 7 KOs) came face-to-face with IBF Champion Ivana Habazin (13-1, 5 KOs) for the first time ahead of their historic unification fight at TAP1 in Copenhagen on September 13.

At a press conference in the Norwegian capital, the pound-for-pound queen appeared in a confident mood as she discussed the upcoming fight. ‘’For me, this is an incredibly special fight,’’ said Brækhus. ‘’To be the first woman in history to hold all four belts would be the crowning achievement of my career. This has given me all the motivation I need. I can see no other outcome than me taking home all four belts on Saturday.’’

Standing in Brækhus’ way is the young champion Habazin. The 24 year-old from Croatia has plans to spoil The First Lady’s perfect record and in doing so write her own name in the history books. ‘’I have not come here to lose,’’ said Habazin. ‘’I do not consider Cecilia to be the favourite. She may be one of the best female boxers around but she is not unbeatable. I will prove that on Saturday night.’’

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Johnny Nelson: I could still beat ‘plastic’ champion Huck

Marco Huck - Boxing News

Tomorrow night in Halle, Germany WBO World Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck (37-2-1, 26 KOs) will attempt to equal Johnny Nelson’s record for the most title defences in the cruiserweight division when he faces Mirko Larghetti (21-0, 13 KOs) at the Gerry Weber Stadium.

As Huck threatens to match Nelson’s record of thirteen successful defences, ‘’The Entertainer’’ has exclusively revealed that he would consider a sensational return to the ring to face the ”plastic” champion and reclaim his WBO title.

‘’There are only a handful of world champions who can truly be considered the best in the world and in my opinion Marco Huck is not one of them,’’ said Nelson. ‘’No disrespect to the kid but to get people to sit up, pay attention and consider him the best, he needs to fight outside of Germany, away from his home comforts.

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Groves vs. Rebrasse – television and undercard announcement

On September 20, ‘’Saint’’ George Groves (19-2, 15 KOs) returns in a final eliminator for the WBC World Super Middleweight title against European Champion Christopher Rebrasse (22-2-3, 6 KOs). Team Sauerland is pleased to announce that the ‘’Return of the Saint’’ will be available to watch live on Sky Sports in association with Matchroom Boxing.

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Jürgen Brähmer eyes Carl Froch bout in UK

Hamburg/London 26.08.2014 – WBA world champion Jürgen Brähmer can’t wait to get in the ring for the super-duel against the Brit Carl Froch. The current IBF super-middleweight world champion recently announced he is only interested in a really big fight – now Jürgen Brähmer, a famous name on the boxing scene known around the world, is challenging the Brit to a bout.

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Huck aims to equal Nelson’s record on August 30

On August 30, WBO World Champion ‘’Captain’’ Marco Huck (37-2-1, 26 KOs) will attempt to equal Johnny Nelson’s record for the most title defenses in the cruiserweight division when he faces Mirko Larghetti (21-0, 13 KOs) at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle/Westphalia, Germany.

As Huck edges closer to Nelson’s record of thirteen defenses we take a look at how the cruiserweight’s compare.

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