Brækhus was adopted from Colombia when she was two years old, hence the choice of place for the WBC meeting on 13 August.
“Finally! This is something I have been very much looking forward to telling for a long time,” says Cecilia Brækhus in a press release that the Norwegian news agency NTB has read.
According to Brækhus, long negotiations are behind the World Cup match in Cali.
“It will be absolutely fantastic to be able to fight at ‘home’. Boxing in the country I was adopted from, it is impossible to describe how emotional it is,” she says.
The title fight against Berghult will be the first for Brækhus in the weight class super welterweight. The 27-year-old Swede took over the World Cup belt on November 21 last year.
“That I jump straight into a new World Cup match in a new weight class, makes me super motivated. I was the first woman to be named ‘undisputed champion’. Being able to become world champion in two different weight classes is probably the closest thing can match that achievement, and is something I strongly want to achieve “, says Brækhus.
Brækhus was last in the ring on March 14, 2021. Then she lost for the second time against Jessica McCaskill. The losses came after Brækhus won 36 straight matches.
“Berghult is a good boxer. I take a risk by taking a title fight directly in a new weight class, but I do not feel I have the time or motivation not to take on such a challenge. I belong in the ring, and when I get the chance to fight for a World Cup belt, then I take it with both hands “, says Brækhus.
Source: nyheter24.se by nyheter24.se.
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