Huge Rematch on the Horizon - October
1 in Norway:
Cecilia Braekhus vs. Anne Sophie Mathis!
by Sue TL Fox
September 7, 2016
(SEPT 7) In a potentially huge and
interesting rematch of two of the sports top female boxers in
the world Cecilia Braekhus, (28-0, 7 KOs), from
Bergen, Norway, vs. Anne Sophie Mathis, (27-3-1, 23 KOs),
from Varangéville, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France, will have a
second go at who will win in this multi-world championship.
They will be fighting October 1, 2016, at the Spektrum in Oslo,
This week the press conference took place in anticipation of
this fantastic upcoming bout.
Anne Sophie Mathis said on
Facebook, "For the record, There will be no
place for the match of 01 October in Oslo Breakhus / Mathis for
sale because everything has been sold." The WBA said, that
the 10,000 seat capacity venue was sold out within
In a press release on the WBA
website they wrote: The WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and IBO female
welterweight champion calls the bout “The Homecoming,” as in
home is where the heart is, as well as “The Arctic Rumble,” as
in chill or be chilled.
“I’m thrilled I finally get the opportunity to fight on
Norwegian ground,” said Brækhus when she announced the fight
last month. “I have been dreaming of boxing in front of my home
fans in my home country since I went pro nine years ago, and I
am extremely motivated for this fight.”
In their first fight, on September 22, 2012, at Arena Nord in
Frederikshavn, Denmark, Brækhus decisioned Mathis after 10
rounds to retain her titles.
“Mathis was the only name big enough to top a historical night
like this. This is the worlds greatest puncher versus the worlds
greatest technical and tactical boxer. She is the toughest
opponent I have met, and I could have gone for something easier
to make this a safe homecoming. But in this sport you cannot
make history by being defensive", added Braekhus.
In their first fight in September 2012
Some boxing fans who viewed the
fight on their first battle in the ring, did not quite agree
with the decision and then others firmly agreed that Braekhus
won the bout. Just an excerpt of comments on their
first fight are the following:
"Mathis hands down won this fight. Points not close. Another
s... decision in boxing."
"No way Braekhus won, if Anne
did the same as running away there would have have been no
fight, never have I seen Mathis going backward in any fights,
rather watch her any time."
"This is such a shame any
country is impartial in boxe, Braekhus is a great boxer, but
here, I didn't see a real fight, and I just see Mathis win."