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Women's welterweight boxing champion of the world
« on: March 15, 2009, 01:02:07 AM »
On Saturday night in Kiel, Germany, Norway's Cecilia Brækhus became Norway's first world boxing champion when she won her fight for the WBA and WBC welterweight world title.  'The First Lady' beat the Danish boxer Vinni Skovgaard on points over 10 rounds.
It is unusual to see a boxer in tears after winning a world championship, and it's also unusual to see a boxer speaking three languages.
http://www.nrksport.no/kampsport/1.6525678
Match summary: http://www.tv2sporten.no/boksing/article2624567.ece
video clips: http://www.tv2sporten.no/boksing/article2625565.ece
and: http://www.tv2sporten.no/boksing/article2624567.ece
http://www.15rounds.com/king-arthur-beats-simon-first-lady-cecilia-braekhus-wins-wbawbc-female-welterweight-titles-031509/

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Re: Women's welterweight boxing champion of the world
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2009, 03:34:03 PM »
Million dollar babe...


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Re: Women's welterweight boxing champion of the world
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009, 05:00:34 PM »
"She pisses me off"  -  http://www.tv2sporten.no/boksing/article2560661.ece
Archive footage: http://www1.nrk.no/nett-tv/indeks/143358 with a brutal k/o.
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Re: Women's welterweight boxing champion of the world
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009, 07:54:53 PM »
its all set up for fun and games ha...


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'The First Lady' keeps title
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2009, 07:56:43 PM »
Norwegian world boxing champion Cecilia Brækhus successfully defended her WBA and WBC welterweight title in Helsinki on Saturday evening against Amy Yuratovac of the USA.  The American was no trouble but was tough and did not give up.

"It was a good match, and Yuratovac was just as I had expected her to be.  There was nothing about her that surprised me, but she was in good condition and stood up right through.  I hadn't expected that", said Cecilia Brækhus to NTB after the match in the Hartwell Arena in Helsinki.

The Norwegian world champion won 98-92 on points from three referees.  This confirms an overwhelming superiority and it was Brækhus who took control from the first round.  "It was an intensive contest but I reckoned I was ahead.  She didn't really catch me at all.  Most of her punches went to my gloves.  Some body punches got through but most of them went on to my arms", said Brækhus.

"The plan was to wait a little at the start, but I took a cut.  So I became more aggressive than intended in the first rounds", said Brækhus.  She thought also that Yuratovac was more aggressive than intended, but she was able to read the American like an open book in the final rounds and it became clear that Yuratovac was not going to provide any trouble.

"I am very pleased with this match but I admit I noticed some things that I must improve", said the Norwegian after ten tough rounds.  "To be perfectly honest I was a bit too busy".  The American was disappointed.  When NTB met her on the way to the locker room she turned her head and would not make any comment.  

For Cecilia Brækhus the bout was her 12th straight win.  Twice she has won on knockouts but she was nowhere near that on Saturday even though she dominated the match.  "I had good control and was very happy to go through so well and retain my belts.  It was fun and I hope everyone at the match had a good time".

"But I must be more explosive and become better at changing my tempo more often and be even quicker", thought Brækhus, who already on Saturday was looking forward to further and even tougher opponents.  There was no special preparation for the match.

Norwegian and Finnish viewers saw a great evening of boxing, and the world champion in welterweight for women continues to be a Norwegian.  

NTB http://www.nrksport.no/kampsport/1.6632232

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Re: Women's welterweight boxing champion of the world
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2009, 11:16:35 PM »
Former world champion Evander Holyfield was at the title fight where Cecila Brækhus (27) beat the American boxer Amy Yuratovac to retain her WBA and WBC world titles.  "She is good fighter - very skilful", he said.  "She has a great future.  She is a classic fighter, fast hands, hard shots".  

Brækhus was born in South America but was adopted as a baby by a Norwegian couple.  She described growing up in 'idyllic surroundings' in the Sandviken area of Bergen on Norway's west coast.  

Boxing promoter Don King was also there.  "Women's boxing is a growing sport in the USA.  Brækhus could be big in the USA, but not without me", said King to the Norwegian paper VG.

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