(MAR 15) Cecilia Brækhus won the WBA
& WBC world title belts by defeating Vinni Skovgaard by a 10-round
unanimous decision. Brækhus' excellent counter boxing, her
faster hands and textbook footwork made the difference in a tough
fight between the two Scandinavia girls.
Skovgaard kept coming forward for the
entire 10 rounds, and although she did manage to get through the
Norwegian defence, she was unable to slow Brækhus down. The judges
scored the fight 96-94, 96-94, and 98-92 in favor of Cecilia Brækhus.
Like last week's fight between Alesia Graf and Magdalena Dahlen was
another fight to silence the women's boxing skeptics----at least
those who do not believe that women can box.