(JAN 25) WBAN learned early this morning on “Facebook” that Cecilia Braekhus will be fighting one of three challengers that went public to get a match with her. Just to get boxing fans up to speed. In December of 2012, Braekhus video’d her public challenge to Holly Holm to set up a fight in Las Vegas, as she was planning to be in Vegas in July. In the Youtube video Braekhus officially calls out Holly Holm. go here Holm responded and accepted the challenge.
We then had multi-world champion Layla McCarter, who fights out of Las Vegas, put in her challenge to Braekhus: Team McCarter said in their challenge: “Cecilia Braekhus is coming to Las Vegas in July. Well, Let’s do this. Layla McCarter is ready to knock you out. We are here. Let’s get it on….We are officially challenge you!”
Then just this week WBAN published a story on Mia St. John who did her own public challenge, saying that she would like to fight Braekhus. She said in the interview: “I want to go anywhere to fight Cecilia.” She went on to say that she would be excited to fight Braekhus, that she is ready to do so, and that Cecilia should be afraid of a knockout.
Well ask, and you shall receive! We now have confirmation that the fight is official. Cecilia Braekhus will be fighting Mia St. John on April 13, 2013, at the Arena Nord, in Frederikshavn, Denmark.
WBAN just received this update from the WBC:
The WBC has told Braekhus’ promoter Sauerland Events and Holm’s promoter Fresquez Productions to commence negotiations with a pending purse bid if the parties are unable to reach an agreement for a Braekhus vs Holly Holm match up. The fight against St. John will be considered a voluntary defense (WBC) as Braekhus’ fight against Anne Sophie Mathis fulfilled her mandatory obligation.