Cecilia Braekhus looking forward to historical bout with Cris Cyborg
Undisputed Women’s World Welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus (36-0, 9 KOs), has become a hot button issue when it comes to women’s boxing. She is on the tip of the tongue for plenty of female fighters, even among ladies who may not be boxers.
The latest to mention a fight against unbeaten 38-year-old Braekhus is star MMA fighter and current Bellator women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, who has long desired to step in the boxing ring and fight Braekhus.
During an appearance on the Fight Disciples podcast, the women’s Welterweight champ said she’s more than willing to face Cyborg.
“That would be a huge fight, that would be big. So we are ready for it, we’re just waiting for Cyborg. Whenever she’s ready, we’re here.
She said she wants to train for boxing first. Then she said she wanted to have maybe a tune-up fight, which is absolutely understandable. But whenever she’s ready, we are here.
I’m a big fan of hers. I think it will be such a fun experience. The whole thing, the promotion, the lead-up, the fight, everything would be so much fun. Then you would have the boxing audience and the MMA audience, yeah it would be huge.”
This would not be the first time there have been discussions of these two women facing off in the ring. On February 13, Braekhus tweeted that there were plans for a fight to take place in 2019.
Will talk of a showdown become a reality? That’s a wait-and-see and if it happens, it will be down the line.
Braekhus, first and foremost, has an upcoming fight against Women’s world WBA/WBC Junior Welterweight champion Jessica McCaskill and is in the process of competing in a four-woman boxing tournament featuring McCaskill, Women’s Featherweight Amanda Serrano, as well as undisputed Women’s Lightweight champion Katie Taylor.
One thing is clear, a fight between Breakhus and Cyborg would be a huge event for women’s boxing, with crossover appeal for sure. Stay tuned to 3KingsBoxing for any further developments.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.