WBA, WBC & WBO Female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus (22-0, 6 KOs), the pound-for-pound number one, caught up with the Norwegian media in Oslo today. On Saturday, she will take on unbeaten WBO Light Middleweight Champion Oxandia Castillo (12-0-2, 9 KOS) at the Nordic Fight Night in Frederikshavn, Denmark. “One of us will remain an unbeaten, the other one will have the first loss of her career,” Braekhus said. “I will make sure that I keep a perfect record and defend my titles as well as my pound-for-pound rating. I have worked so hard to be the number 1. I will not allow anybody to take that away from me.”
Said coach Georg Bramowski: “We know that Cecilia is the better boxer, but Castillo is physically very strong and has a lot of power. Cecilia needs to fight smart and outbox her. It will be very difficult, facing punchers is always dangerous. We saw what Castillo did to Hanna Gabriel but I am sure that Cecilia will once again leave the ring victorious.”
Said promoter Nisse Sauerland: “Castillo is an animal, she has got huge power, so Cecilia needs to be on alert from the first bell on. It will be an exciting night. One punch from Castillo can change everything, that is the beauty about boxing, everything can happen. But being the pound-for-pound number one I am convinced that Cecilia will defend her titles once again.”
Tickets are available on www.arenanord.dk.
Braekhus had a special present for her promote Nisse Sauerland, who became father last month