The First Lady Set To Return in Russia

Women’s boxing P4P Queen back in action

Next month on July 21st undisputed women’s welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus (33-0, 9 KO) will put her her belts on the line against Inna Sagaydakovskaya, (7-0, 3 KO), 33, of Russia on the undercard of the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight final between Oleksandr Usyk and Murat Gassiev.

Braekhus, the first ever BWAA female fighter of the year award this year, was also recently named the number one P4P women’s boxer in the world by the BWAA in their new female list. She was voted unanimously as number one. The First Lady has been widely considered the best in the world for some time now however.

She is coming off a unanimous decision victory over former middleweight champion Kali Reis back on May 5th as part of the undercard for Gennady Golovkin vs Vanes Martirosyan in her American debut. That fight was the first time in HBO’s long storied history that a women’s bout was televised. It was also the first time in Braekhus’ career she was knocked down.

Sagaydakovskaya, who holds an interim junior middleweight title, is moving down in weight to challenge Braekhus, 36, of Norway.

“This is a huge international event, and a great event for women’s boxing,” said Braekhus, who is training in Kiev, Ukraine. “Oslo (Norway) is not so far from Moscow, and I believe many of my fans will be able to come to the fight. I want to be a global champion. I fought in Germany, in Norway, in the USA. And I will fight in Moscow now.

“Inna is dropping down in weight, but she is very strong physically and mentally. She has experience, and this is not going to be easy at all. This will be a great fight.”

Said Sagaydakovskaya: “I was waiting for this moment. Finally, this fight will be held. I expect to have a great training camp with my new coach Andrei Ivichuk, and I expect that victory will be mine. I’ve boxed on the national team for many years. I have a lot of experience, and it’s not even about who has so many fights but who is more prepared and more ready to win on July 21.”

By: Chris Henderson