Cecilia Braekhus (23-0, 7 KOs) came face-to-face with her opponent Myriam Lamare (22-3, 10 KOs) for the first time at today’s final press conference. Lamare will challenge the pound-for-pound number one for her WBC, WBA & WBO Female Welterweight titles at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn on Saturday night.
‘’It’s exciting to start the year with such a tough fight,’’ said Breakhus. ‘’Lamare is very physical and extremely fit so it will be a good test of my ability. She looks really focused, so I can tell she is ready for this fight, but so I am! On Saturday night, I will show everyone why I am the best pound-for-pound fighter.’’
‘’I think Cecilia is a great boxer,’’ said Lamare. ‘’But this fight will only be the second time she has fought a truly world class opponent, the first being Anne Sophie Mathis. I have trained hard and I am ready. I look forward to taking the belts back home with me to Marseille.’’
Promoter Nisse Sauerland described the match up as ‘’the best versus the best.’’ Adding ‘’Lamare has said that she has spotted some weaknesses in Cecilia’s previous fights. I would be interested in finding out what these are as I haven’t seen any in her previous 23 fights and neither have her opponents.’’
The Nordic Fight Night in Frederikshavn is available to watch on Viasat 4 from 19.30-0.30. Tickets are available from arenanord.dk.