Braekhus defends against Farias tonight

By Togorashi

“The First Lady of Boxing” Cecilia Braekhus (30-0, 8 KOs), holder of all five major female welterweight world titles (WBC/WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO) and current WBC junior welterweight world champion Erica “La Pantera” Farias, (24-1, 10 KOs) collide for the undisputed welterweight title tonight. Braekhus-Farias is the third professional boxing event to take place in Norway following the decades long ban on professional boxing. A crowd of over 15,000 is expected at Bergenhus Fortress – Koengen, a concert venue typically used for the biggest musical acts touring Europe. Breakhus weighed in at 146.6 pounds while Farias tipped the scale at 144 pounds.

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