Braekhus in Oslo: “Everything will be at stake on Saturday”

Posted on 8th Apr 2013 - Oslo, Norway

Braekhus in Oslo: “Everything will be at stake on Saturday”

WBA, WBC and WBO Female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus (21-0, 5 KOs) today travelled out to Oslo for a media day ahead of Saturday´s clash with Mia St. John (47-12-2, 18 KOs) in Frederikshavn.

“I can´t wait to be in the ring again,” the First Lady said. “My last fight against Mathis was in September so I am really eager to fight again. St. John is a legend in the US, she has a lot of experience and she will do everything to take away my titles. For me this is a difficult fight. Boxing is different from other sports like football or handball where it´s no problem for the champion to have a weak match once in a while. In boxing, there is no room for error, even the slightest slip-up can make you lose a fight. Every time I step through the ropes, I put everything on the line – my three world titles, my unbeaten record and my reputation. That´s all I have and I will not allow St. John to destroy it.”

Coach Georg Bramowski believes that nobody can beat the First Lady – but only if she is 100 percent focused. “Boxing-wise Cecilia is the best female fighter in the world and if she sticks to the game plan, she will beat St. John. But she has to be fully concentrated. Mia is very experienced, she is known for her huge fighting spirit and she also has a very good chin. It won´t be easy for Cecilia, she needs to be 100 percent focused right from the start.”

Said Nisse Sauerland: “Cecilia´s fans really raised the roof in Frederikshavn last time and I am sure the atmosphere will be equally vibrant. Her Norwegian army of fans will once again give her great support. However, Mia St. John has been in the fighting game for 16 years, so she will certainly not be intimated by a hostile crowd. She´s tough and experienced but if Cecilia continues where she left it against Mathis then St. John will be in big trouble.”

The Nordic Fight Night in Frederikshavn will be broadcast live on free-to-air channel Viasat 4 from 18.30 - 00.30. It will also be available as a web-stream on Viaplay.no. The broadcast starts with Simen Smaadal´s clash with Kristoffer Storm. Also on the undercard, Tim-Robin Lihaug comes face-to-face with Oscar Ahlin. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.arenanord.dk.

(Picture Credit: Team Sauerland)

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