The #1 pound for pound women’s fighter in the would stays undefeated and undisputed!
This win marks Braekhus’ eighth defense of her undisputed welterweight status. In addition, she has been an undefeated champion since March of 2009.
Tonight, she took on 33 year-old former women’s Russian National champion Inna Sagaydakovskaya (7-0, 3 KOs).
While Sagaydakovskaya boasted advantages in height and reach, it was clear she was at a disadvantage in boxing ability. The lack of head movement, awareness, bringing her hands home after throwing a punch, and overall basic defense proved to be her undoing in this fight.
She did have moments where she was able to catch Braekhus moving straight back with her hands down. What preceded that accomplishment, however, was her being the recipient of blistering combinations.
At this point in time, it is obvious there is no one at welterweight who can give the dominant champion a challenge. 35 years old and an eleven year professional (nine of those years as a champion), one has to wonder will she decide to challenge herself more?
For the last few years she has called out MMA fighter Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino Venâncio. Also, current unified middleweight champion Claressa Shields has expressed interest in a fight; with Braekhus reciprocating the interest.
Shields is on the rise fast with many boxing pundits putting her as the #1 pound for pound women’s fighter. Lightweight Katie Taylor is another fighter who has been considered as such.
Will either of these fights happen? It is hard to say for now. However, Braekhus may want to try arranging a big fight with a stiffer challenge to help solidify her status as the Queen.
Braekhus improves to 34-0, with 9 knockouts and defends the undisputed status for the eighth time.
By: EJ Williams