(OCT 21) The “First Lady”
of women’s boxing Cecelia Braekhus (31-0, 8KO’s) is set to
defend her WBA welterweight title against #1 contender Mikaela
Lauren (29-4, 13KO’s) at the Oslofjord Convention Center in
Stokke, Norway, this Saturday.
This fight has been blasted all over the headlines due to the
infamous kiss that Lauren gave the champion at a press
conference this week. Unfortunately the kiss created larger
waves in the headlines than the historic run through the
rankings that Braekhus has been on.
Braekhus is now undefeated in over a decade of professional
boxing and has been the sole driving force behind boxing coming
back to Norway; where it was previously illegal to stage
professional boxing matches.
Braekhus and Lauren have fought once before – seven years ago
when both were only a couple years into the professional ranks.
Braekhus stopped Lauren in the sixth round of that fight but
both fighters claim they are completely different now from then.