Braekhus Remains Unified Female Champ
Cecilia Braekhus, the unified female welterweight champion and quite possibly the best female performer in boxing today, showed her dominance over the division once again.
Fighting in her home country of Norway, in Oslo, on Feb. 24, Braekhus — the WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO female welterweight crown holder —defeated top contender and rival Klara Svensson of Sweden in a ten-round contest via unanimous decision.
No knockdowns occurred in the Braekhus-Svensson bout, as both ladies are not known for power punching. They are known, rather, for their technical work in the ring.
While Svensson did get her fair amount of shots in, especially body punches delivered to the champion, she struggled with punching accuracy as the fight went on. Braekhus, however, seemed to not lose one step as the fight progressed, with no true harm done to her punch accuracy or technical skill, dominating the bout.
Two judges scored the contest in Braekhus’ favor with scores of 99-91, while the third judge gave the champion a ten-round sweep.