(SEPT 8) Patrick Nielsen (20-0, 9
KOs) defended his WBA Intercontinental Middleweight Title and
added the WBO Intercontinental belt to his collection by
defeating Patrick Majewski (21-2, 13 KOs) in Frederikshavn,
Denmark on Saturday night. The 22-year-old knocked down the
“Machine” in the fifth with a left to the chin. The judges
scored the fight 119-108, 119-108 and 118-109. “This was the
best performance of Patrick´s young career,” promoter Nisse
Sauerland said. “He dominated Majewski and showed his superior
boxing skills. The future certainly is bright for Patrick.”
Said Nielsen: “I am very happy with my performance. Majewski was
a tough opponent, but my coach Joey Gamache had prepared a very
good plan. I am very happy about the result.”
Said Gamache: “It´s
great to work with Patrick, he got all the tools to be
successful. He did what he was supposed to do and put our plan
In the Norwegian main event of the evening, WBA, WBO & WBC
Female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus (23-0, 7 KOs)
confirmed her pound-for-pound number one rating with an
impressive ninth-round TKO victory over previously unbeaten
Oxandia Castillo (12-1, 9 KO). The WBO Female Light Middleweight
Champion started out aggressively, but Braekhus took control
early, cleverly outboxing her 18-year-old opponent. Soon she
stamped her authority on the battle and picked Castillo apart
with one-two punches – much to the delight of the many Norwegian
fans in attendance. In the ninth, the referee eventually stepped
in to save Castillo from further punishment.
“She should not have
taken my belts after the press conference,” Braekhus said. “They
are mine and mine alone. But let me add one thing: Oxandia is
extremely talented and I am sure that she will be the
pound-for-pound number one in a few years when I am retired. It
was an extremely tough fight, she was very good, but I am happy
I defeated her.”
Said Castillo: “I
want to congratulate Cecilia, she is the best in the world and
she deserved to win tonight.”
Said Sauerland: “Cecilia is the pound-for-pound number one and
she once again proved that tonight.”
One of WBAN's readers wrote the following: "Just watched the
Braekhus vs. Castillo fight. It was a great fight. Cecilia
was in fine boxing form. Gave Castillo a boxing lesson.
But the kid was tough.
She took everything Cecilia thru at her. Some powerful shots and
she was still standing. The Ref stopped it a little too
fast for me.
The kid had been taking big shots all night and came back.
Al though by the 9th she was taking more and not fighting back.
Castillo is a comer and with experience and training this
powerful woman could be the next Champion".