(JULY 4) It was last week
that an application from First Lady Promotions to arrange a bout
in Norway was approved.
10,000 tickets to a show headlined by Cecilia Braekhus herself
released for sale the day after, and within 12 hours the first
event in Norway in over 30 years was sold out, despite the fact
that an opponent is still to be announced.
Cecilia Braekhus said, " I am
thrilled and happy for this outcome. After several months of
hard work we finally got the approval we needed. I am proud of
the team I have that has worked this through, and I am more
excited than ever to perform in front of 10,000 Norwegian fans,
"I have been dreaming of boxing in front of my home fans in my
country since I went pro nine years ago, and I am extremely
motivated for this fight," added Braekhus.
The colombian-born Norwegian has boxed out of Berlin, Germany,
her entire career, due to a Norwegian ban against professional
The ban was lifted three years ago, but this is the
first application that has been approved. There are still strict
regulations for all sports that includes knock-outs, as well as
harsh demands for anti-doping routines.
Said Morten Andreassen, CEO, First Lady Promotions, "The
Norwegian boxing fans has been waiting for this for over 30
On October 1, we will create a spectacular event and bring the
very best of international boxing to the heart of Oslo, says
Braekhus holds all major belts (WBA, WBC, WBO, IBF, IBO) in the
welterweight-division, and has already set a solid mark in the
of boxing by becoming the first female undisputed champion."
From August 1st she will gather her team, among them trainer
Johnathon Banks, and start the preparations for the historical
evening in Norway. "