Braekhus, St. John press conference pictures and quotes

Posted on 11th Apr 2013 - Frederikshavn

Braekhus, St. John press conference pictures and quotes

WBA, WBC & WBO Female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus (21-0, 5 KOs) and former world champion Mia St. John (47-12-2, 18 KOs) have arrived in Frederikshavn.

“It´s great to be in Denmark,” St. John said at the official press conference at Arena Nord. “Cecilia is the best fighter in the world, pound-for-pound she is the number one, but when I enter the ring to fight, I want to win. She is younger, but I have much more experience. I fight very intelligently. I have been in her position before – being the favourite, fighting at home with my fans supporting me... and then I lost. This is boxing, everything can happen, there are upsets all the time. I am here to win and take her titles.”

The First Lady was happy to return to the place of her biggest success. “This is where I defeated Anne-Sophie Mathis, so of course it´s good to be back at Arena Nord. But that was seven months ago, all I am thinking about now is Mia St. John. She is a legend in the US and it´s an honour to fight her. I have trained hard to be in top shape. I know she wants my titles, but she won´t get them. I will defeat her.”

Per Malmberg, CEO Arena Nord, said: “We look forward to hosting the Nordic Fight Night again and welcoming many international fans. There will be a lots of Norwegians in town and for Cecilia the old saying will be very true – it´s good to be a Norwegian in Denmark.”

Said promoter Nisse Sauerland: “Cecilia is the best female fighter in the world and she will prove that again on Saturday night.”

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.

(Photo Credit: Preben Nielsen, E-Frame)

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