Brækhus arrives in Tulsa ahead of record bout
“The First Lady” Cecilia Brækhus arrived in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as she prepares to sit in quarantine before her title bout this Saturday, August 15th, as she defends her Undiputed 147 lb. titles against Jessica McCaskill.
Brækhus (36-0, 9 KOs), who has been in the United States training in Big Bear, California, meets McCaskill (8-2 3 KOs) with in mind that a successful defense will see her pass Joe Louis’ 72 year record of 25 straight successful World championship defenses.
— Cecilia Brækhus (@1LadyCecilia) August 9, 2020
Check out our conversation about this fight, including if she’s really breaking Louis’ record or not, with Keith Idec, senior writer of Boxingscene.com, joining us on the latest edition of our podcast below.
All of the fighters, including Braekhus, entered “The Bubble” in Tulsa Sunday night as they prepare for isolation and testing for the card that will take place in the streets of downtown Tulsa.
“The ultimate opportunity and reward in the fight is beating Cecilia, getting the belts and being in the history books. Then we’ll move on and things will be bigger and broader and we’re just continuing to look for the levels and the steps in female boxing,” McCaskill stated about the contest this weekend.
Also appearing on the card is Super-Welterweight Israil Madrimov (5-0 5 KOs) who challenges Eric Walker (20-2 9 KOs) in a final eliminator for the WBA World title while Madrimov’s fellow countryman Shakhram Giyasov (
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