(JAN 27) Today in Norway, WBA,
WBC & WBO Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus kicked
off fight week with a crowded press conference at the Viasat
offices in Oslo. The pound-for-pound number one faces Myriam
Lamare on Saturday night at the Nordic Fight Night in
''I’m really looking forward to
this fight,'' said Braekhus. ''I haven’t been in the ring for a
while so I’m excited to be back and facing such a quality
opponent. It will be a great way to start the year!
''Since my last fight I have been working with a new trainer
Otto Ramin. Although I was sad to leave my old team, it has been
good to be able to train with someone who is able to focus on me
''I am expecting a very tough
fight. Lamare is fit and hungry. She has said that she has been
studying all of my fights, and I hear she is arriving early and
bringing her own chef, so she is definitely coming to
Frederikshavn to win.
''I feel good! My training has gone very well. I am in a new and
exciting position with a new team around me. I am looking
forward to a great fight against a tough opponent.''
Braekhus was joined on the podium by her new coach Otto Ramin
and promoter Nisse Sauerland.
Said Ramin: ''It has been fun to work with Cecilia. She loves
boxing, she is extremely professional and she is dedicated to
learning new things and getting better. She is a three-time
world champion for a reason, she is the best in the world but I
believe she can still improve. We’ve been focusing on her
strengths – her great technical and tactical skills – and we’re
keen to make her even better.''
Said Sauerland: ''Lamare is
possibly the toughest opponent out there for Cecilia at the
moment. She is an experienced fighter and a proven champion.
There is no doubt that she is taking this fight seriously. She
will be staying in a separate flat away from the city to avoid
distractions and is even bringing her own chef. This will be an
interesting test for the ‘First Lady’.''
Braekhus vs. Lamare tops an action packed Nordic Fight Night
bill at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn. The show will be
broadcast live on Viasat 4 from 19.30-00.30. Tickets are
available via arenanord.dk.