Cecilia Braekhus

Cecilia Braekhus

Nick Name
: The First Lady
:28 Sep,1981
:37 years, 11 months
:Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

About Cecilia Braekhus

Cecilia Carmen Linda Brækhus is a Norwegian professional boxer and a former kickboxer. She is currently the undisputed world welterweight champion, and the first woman in the world to hold the WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO titles simultaneously. She currently resides in Berlin, Germany, and regularly appears in the co-main event on Sauerland Events Viasat Nordic Fight Night cards.

Career Highlights:

  • In November 2007, she signed a pro contract with German promoter Wilfried Sauerland, who announced his intention of making her the first Norwegian woman World Champion.
  • On 14 March 2009, she became the WBC World Champion in welterweight against Danish boxer Vinni Skovgaard. She also captured the vacant WBA female welterweight title.
  • Brækhus successfully defended her titles on May 30, 2009 against Amy Yuratovac in Helsinki, Finland, and on September 12, 2009 against Lucia Morelli in Herning, Denmark.
  • Eight months later, on May 15, 2010, Brækhus successfully defended her WBA and WBC titles against Victoria Cisneros from the United States, while winning the WBO title.
  • On October 30, 2010, in what was expected to be the hardest match of her career, Brækhus successfully defended her WBA, WBC and WBO titles against Mikaela Laurén from Sweden, while winning the World Professional Boxing Federation (WPBF) title.
  • On September 14, 2014, after defeating Croatian Ivana Habazin, Brækhus became the first Norwegian and the first woman to hold all major world championship titles in her weight division (welterweight) in boxing.
  • WBA, WBC, WBO and WPBF Champion Cecilia Brækhus is awarded as "Female Boxer of the Year 2010" by German boxing magazine BoxSport.

Cecilia Braekhus Achievements

Professional boxing:

World Champion in these associations:

  • World Boxing Association (won March 14, 2009, against Vinni Skovgaard)
  • World Boxing Council (won March 14, 2009, against Vinni Skovgaard)
  • World Boxing Organization (won May 15, 2010 against Victoria Cisneros)
  • World Professional Boxing Federation (won October 30, 2010 against Mikaela Laurén)
  • International Boxing Federation (won September 19, 2014 against Ivana Habazin)

Kickboxing (semi-contact):

  • 2003 WAKO World Champion, Semi Contact 65kg
  • 2002 WAKO Euro Champion, Semi Contact 65kg 
  • 3 National Championships
  • 2 H.M. The King's Trophy

Amateur boxing:

  • She fought 80 matches and won 75 of them.
  • Silver medal at the 2005 World Championships
  • Gold medal at the 2005 European Championships
  • Silver medal at the 2004 European Championships

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