Braekhus Signs With Matchroom

Matchroom Boxing has poached another top-level world champion, as they announced a deal with Cecilia Braekhus on Tuesday.

The undisputed world female welterweight champion has penned a longterm multi-fight deal with the same promotion that has Anthony Joshua, Katie Taylor, and Gennadiy Golovkin among other talents.

Braekhus, who has held the WBC and WBA titles since 2009, has held the distinction of being the first woman to be considered an undisputed champion since 2014.

“I’m very proud to announce that I am joining forces with Matchroom Boxing for the next chapter of my journey,” Braekhus. “As always I’ll be looking for the biggest fights and the toughest challenges in the ring. Thanks very much to my fans all over the world who have supported me for so many years, I’m excited to return to the ring soon. Thanks also to my team who have worked diligently to make this happen.”

“I’m delighted to welcome Cecilia to the team and I’m very excited for the future,” said Eddie Hearn. “Cecilia has been a pioneer of women’s boxing and is established as one of the biggest stars in the sport. Right now women’s boxing is stronger than ever and there are some huge fights and events to be made over the next few years that I fully expect Cecilia to be a major part of.”

Tom Loeffler, who represents Braekhus, said: “Working with Matchroom Boxing and DAZN will provide Cecilia the opportunity to get the high profile fights she’s been looking for. Cecilia had a tremendous last year and looks to continue her dominance as the best pound-for-pound female champion in 2020.”

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