Photos: Cecilia Braekhus, Anne Sophie Mathis Go Face To Face

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Four weeks before the historical bout in Oslo, Norway, the two participants met media and fans at The Thief Hotel. Despite the fact that Anne Sophie Mathis is by many considered to be “the female Mike Tyson” Cecilia Braekhus came out offensively.

braekhus-mathis-rematch (5)“One of us going down in Oslo. And it will not be me,” said Braekhus. The Colombian-born Norwegian goes “all in” and puts her five  titles at stake (WBA, WBC, WBO, IBF and IBO) when facing French fighter Anne Sophie Mathis on October 1st.

The fight has raised an enormous interest in Norway, and is also considered one of the biggest female fights in the history of boxing. The fight will be the first one on Norwegian soil since 1981, after Norway lifted the ban against professional boxing three years ago.

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Mathis stands with a record of 27-3, and an impressive KO-rate of 72 %. Only four of her victories has come by points, while 23 of her opponents didn’t make it to the final rounds.

“Many reckon me as ‘the female Mike Tyson,’ and there is a reason for that. Cecilia Braekhus is an intelligent boxer, but I am stronger than what you expect,” said Mathis, who refused to share any other details from her training. She has previously stated that she will not make the same mistakes this time as she felt she did the last time the two fighters met in 2012. All judges had it 97-93 to Braekhus.

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When asked about what she will do different this time, the French KO-specialist just answered briefly: You will see it when I am in the ring.

Said Brakehus when asked about her preparations:

Sparring starts next week. My last opponent Chris Namus will fly down to our camp in Spain to help out the last weeks. The camp has been great, and I feel better than ever. I have build some solid muscles and is faster, more explosive and better than ever. I am very confident and I have no problems handling the pressure. I rise to these occasions. These are the kind of fights that any boxer dream of.

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The fifth title fight is fix

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“Super Fight Night” on July 26, 2014 in Dessau

“The World Cup project!”

The new challenge for double world champion Christina Hammer : in the new weight class junior middleweight she meets in the fight for the WBO world title equal to “high-caliber” Anne Sophie Mathis.

The double world champion at middleweight Christina Hammer (17-0-0 (8)) which, after a trip to Super Middleweight in this second weight class secured the WBO-/WBF-Welterweight title in 2013, now faces a new major challenge. With the “descent” into the next lighter weight class and the immediate invasion of the WBO world title in the junior middleweight the exceptional boxer Christina Hammer goes from Dortmund in a boxing unusual and almost unique way. And, it makes it not easy. With the multiple world and European champion Anne Sophie Mathis (27-3-0 (23) from France, she has in this “new mission” is equal to one of the strongest boxers in the world as an opponent! With her co-record of 23 KOs in 27 victorious battles, the French Mathis, the latest in their home after their fights against the American Holly Holm is a “boxing legend” is a huge challenge!

The fifth WBO title fight is now fixed:

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Moritz steel from the “Team Germany” is fighting for his first Belt: WBO Youth Inter-Conti-title fight against the Spaniard Guram Natsulishvili
The Referee:

WBO Inter-Continental Super Middleweight Championship
Robert Stieglitz vs. Sergey Khomitsky

The other title fights:

WBO International Championship Lightheavyweight
WBA Continental Cup Lightheavyweight
Robin Krasniqi vs. Oleksandr Cherviak

WBO world championship in junior middleweight
Christina Hammer vs. Anne Sophie Mathis

WBO Inter-Continental Championship in Lightheavyweight
Dominic Boesel vs. Daniel Regi

SAT.1 is transferred fight night live from 22.15 clock in a length of nearly four hours from Dessau

+ + + SES boxing event on Saturday, July 26, 2014, Anhalt Arena in Dessau + + +

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SES-Box-Gala am 26. Juli 2014 in Dessau

 

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Mit mindestens vier großen Titelkämpfen kehrt das Magdeburger SES-Box-Team nach fünf Jahren nach Dessau zurück. In Kooperation mit „Dessau-Roßlau sportlich“ wird am 26. Juli 2014 Ex-Weltmeister Robert Stieglitz in der Anhalt-Arena am 26. Juli 2014 um den vakantenWBO-Inter-Conti-Gürtel im Super-Mittelgewicht kämpfen. Sein Gegner in diesem Titelkampf ist ein „Geist“. Diesen Kampfnamen trägt Sergey „The Ghost“ Khomitsky (29-10-2 (12)), der sich vor gut zwei Monaten den Gürtel des WBO-Europameisters in England mit einem K.o. in der sechsten Runde gegen den ungeschlagenen Briten Frank Buglioni sicherte. Robert Stieglitz ist also gewarnt, denn der erfahrene Weißrusse Khomitsky hat sich so wieder auf die Position 9 der WBO-Weltrangliste vorgearbeitet. Mit diesem Gegner wird Robert Stieglitz seine Mission „Das WM-Projekt!“ angehen. Für Robert Stieglitz gilt nun, sich schnellstmöglich in Position zu bringen, um gegen den amtierenden Weltmeister wieder um „seinen“ WBO-Weltmeistergürtel zu boxen. Dafür muss zuerst der „Geist“ Khomitsky besiegt werden!

Robert Stieglitz: „Ich bin heiß auf den Geist! Khomitsky ist für Überraschungen gut, ausgeschlafen und er boxt schlau. Sein Sieg gegen Buglioni kam nicht von ungefähr. Man darf ihn nie und nimmer unterschätzen. Ich bin gewarnt. Wenn ich mir „meinem Gürtel“ zurückholen will, dann geht der Weg nur mit einem klaren Sieg über diesen „Geist“!“

SES-Chef-Coach Dirk Dzemski: „Robert ist seit gut fünf Wochen wieder voll im Training, hochmotiviert und fokussiert. Er ist stärker, wenn er etwas haben will, als wenn er schon etwas hat!“

SES-Promoter Ulf Steinforth: „Khomitsky war der am höchsten gerankte Fighter aus der Rangliste, der sich dem Kampf gegen Robert stellt. Wir wollen die Ungerechtigkeit aus dem WM-Duell mit Abraham so schnell wie möglich wieder gerade rücken!“

Die neue große Herausforderung für Doppel-Weltmeisterin Christina Hammer: in der neuen Gewichtsklasse Junior-Mittelgewicht trifft sie im Kampf um den vakanten WBO-Weltmeistertitel gleich auf „Hochkaräter“ Anne Sophie Mathis

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Die Doppel-Weltmeisterin im Mittelgewicht Christina Hammer (17-0-0 (8)), die sich im Jahr 2013 nach einem Ausflug in Super-Mittelgewicht auch in dieser zweiten Gewichtsklasse dieWBO-/WBF-Weltmeistertitel sicherte, steht nun vor einer neuen großen Herausforderung. Mit dem „Abstieg“ in die nächste leichtere Gewichtsklasse und dem sofortigen Angriff auf den vakantenWBO-Weltmeistertitel im Junior-Mittelgewicht geht die Ausnahme-Boxerin Christina Hammer aus Dortmund einen im Boxsport ungewöhnlichen und fast einmaligen Weg. Und, sie macht es sich nicht einfach.

Mit der mehrmalige Welt- und Europameisterin Anne Sophie Mathis (27-3-0 (23)) aus Frankreich hat sie bei dieser „neuen Mission“ gleich eine der stärksten Boxerinnen der Welt als Gegnerin! Mit ihrem K.o.-Rekord von 23 Ko’s in 27 siegreichen Kämpfen ist die Französin Mathis, die in ihrer Heimat spätesten nach ihren Fights gegen die Amerikanerin Holly Holm eine „Box-Legende“ ist, eine riesige Herausforderung!

Christina Hammer: „Ich liebe Herausforderungen und ich will im Frauenboxen neue Maßstäbe setzen. Anne Sophie Mathis ist natürlich in dieser für mich neuen Gewichtsklasse eine echte Größe mit einer riesigen Ko-Quote. Das schockt mich aber nicht und ich stelle mich der Herausforderung, die Besten zu boxen. Es gibt genügend Frauen, die vor mir immer wieder davonlaufen!“

Robin Krasniqi trifft auf Oleksandr Cherviak – der Angriff auf die WM-Titel-Chancen bei  derWBO und der WBA

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SES-Halb-Schwergewichtler Robin Krasniqi (41-3-0 (16)) hat neben der Verteidigung seines WBO-International-Titels im Halb-Schwergewicht auch den vakanten WBA-Continental-Titelim Visier. Nach seinem krachenden Ko-Sieg gegen Emmanuel Danso im März in Potsdam hat sich Krasniqi beeindruckend in der Box-Szene zurück gemeldet. Gegen den Ukrainer Oleksandr Cherviak (14-3-1 (4)), der bei der WBA auf Position 8 und bei der WBO als Nummer 15 geführt wird, kann der Münchener Krasniqi nun in zwei Weltranglisten den Sprung nach ganz vorne schaffen. Als Nummer 3 der WBO-Weltrangliste und als siebter im WBARanking hat Robin Krasniqi eine ideale Ausgangsposition, um sich bei einem Sieg zeitnah wieder eine WM-Chance zu erarbeiten.

Robin Krasniqi: „Mein K.o.-Sieg in Potsdam war das Resultat einer klaren Strategie. Mit der Verbesserung meiner taktischen Varianten kann und werde ich jeden schlagen. Cherviak hat gute Namen geboxt und geschlagen, ich aber werde ihn besiegen. Mein einziges Ziel ist ein nächster WM-Kampf. Dieser kann gerne auch gegen Jürgen Brähmer sein!“

SES-Promoter Ulf Steinforth: „Mit dem Kampf um die Titelverteidigung des WBO-International-Titel und um den vakanten WBA-Continental-Titel schlagen wir bei Cherviak „zwei Fliegen mit einer Klappe“! Auch ein deutsches Duell mit Jürgen Brähmer kann so dann  möglich werden. Nur, erst einmal muss Robin seine starke Leistung aus dem letzten Kampf in Potsdam wieder abrufen!“

14488835682_e1f5766f7e_nWBO-Inter-Conti-Champion Dominic Bösel wird sich mit großer Fan-Gemeinde erster Titelverteidigung stellen

Dominic Bösel (15-0-0 (5)) aus Freyburg/Unstrutkommt mit seiner großen Fan-Gemeinde in die Dessauer Anhalt Arena. Der ungeschlagene frühere WBO-Junioren-Weltmeister, die Nummer 8 der WBO-Rangliste und der aktuelleWBO-Inter-Conti-Champion im Halb-Schwergewicht,kann sich bei seiner ersten Titelverteidigung im „Senioren-Bereich“ wieder der Unterstützung seiner Fans sicher sein. Mit Bussen werden diese zahlreich nach Dessau reisen und für eine großartige Stimmung sorgen.

Dominic Bösel: „Mit dem Kampf in Potsdam und dem Niederschlag bin ich im „Seniorenbereich angekommen. Es war ein starker Gegner, er hat mir alles abverlangt und ich musste mich in einer Extremsituation beweisen. Das habe ich geschafft und gewonnen!“

SES-Coach Dirk Dzemski: „Dominic hat Willensstärke bewiesen, sich durchgebissen und nach hinten heraus den Kampf wieder „gerade gebogen“. Diese Erfahrung braucht ein junger, hochgelobter Boxer und diese nimmt ihm keiner mehr!“

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Cecilia Braekhus Tops Sept. 7th Card at Arena Nord

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The Nordic Fight Night will return to Frederikshavn´s Arena Nord on Saturday, September 7. WBA, WBC & WBO Female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus (22-0, 6 KOs) will headline against an opponent to be confirmed shortly. “It´s great to be fighting in Frederikshavn again,” the First Lady said. “The support has been phenomenal and I look forward to coming back.”
Braekhus has previously clinched two big victories in Frederikshavn. Last September, she defeated Anne-Sophie Mathis in the women´s fight of the year. In April, she stopped Mia St. John. “The victory over Mathis was one of the highlights of my career, and the atmosphere the Norwegian fans created was unforgettable. September 7 will be no different as I plan to celebrate another big win in front of a Norwegian home crowd.”

Said promoter Nisse Sauerland: “We are close to finalising a deal with Cecilia´s opponent and we will make an announcement as soon as everything is signed. All I can say at this time is that it will be an exciting fight which will push Cecilia to the limit. On top of that, we will once again present the very best of Danish, Norwegian and Swedish boxing.”

Undefeated Norwegian youngster Simeen Smaadal (6-0, 2 KOs) will also be in action. Tickets are on sale at www.arenanord.dk.

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Cecilia Braekhus defeats Anne Sophie Mathis, claims stake as best women’s fighter

WBO, WBC & WBa Female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus (21-0, 5 KOs) lived up to her billing as boxing’s “First Lady” with a spectacular points victory over French star Anne Sophie Mathis (26-3, 22 KOs). After ten exciting rounds, she was ahead 97-93 on all three cards. “This is the happiest day of my life,” she said afterwards. “Mathis was very strong, the toughest opponent of my career, but I found a way to Credit: Photo Wende beat her. This is my biggest win ever.”

With 2,345 fans in attendance – at least 550 of them from Norway – at Arena Nord in Frederikshavn, Braekhus used her superior boxing skills to stay out of harm’s way, although Mathis had her moments. But Braekhus cleverly blocked her attacks and landed punches on her own – single shots as well as combinations. In the seventh, she even wobbled Mathis, but she bounced back, and it remained an exciting encounter until the very end.

“Cecilia fought a great fight,” Mathis said. “She is very fast and a very good boxer.” Asked about a potential meeting with Holly Holm, whom Mathis had knocked out cold last December, she answered: “Braekhus is better than Holm. She is faster, has better movement and better boxing skills.”

Promoter Nisse Sauerland praised Cecilia after “the fight of her life.” He said: “Cecilia left no doubts that she is the best female boxer out there. Mathis was very strong, very dangerous, but Cecilia proved her class in impressive fashion. This was a fantastic fight.”

In the co-featured main event, Patrick Nielsen defended his WBA Intercontinental Middleweight Title with a clear points victory over Jose Yebes. Dennis Ceylan also celebrated a successful professional debut, stopping Artsem Abmiotka in the second round. Erik Skoglund continued his winning streak with a points victory over Ivan Maslov, while Torben Keller outpointed Laszlo Szekeres. Ahmed Kaddour also defeated Max Maxwell on points.

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Braekhus-Mathis collide this Saturday night

The stage is finally set for the “Pacquiao-Mayweather” of women´s boxing. WBA, WBC & WBO Female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus (20-0, 5 KOs) and French KO queen Anne Sophie Mathis (26-2, 22 KOs) today arrived in Frederikshavn. On Saturday night, they will collide at the Nordic Fight Night at Arena Nord. The First Lady will be counting on some special support. Nine-time German coach of the year Ulli Wegner, who also trains World Boxing Organization (WBO) Super-Middleweight Champion Arthur Abraham, WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck and International Boxing Federation (IBF) Cruiserweight Champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez, will be in her corner.

“Cecilia is the best female boxer in the world and she will prove it again on Saturday night in the toughest fight of her life,” Wegner said at the final pre-fight press conference at Arena Nord. “We know Mathis is a KO puncher. However, when she punches, she makes a lot of mistakes and it will be crucial for Cecilia to make her pay. Mathis likes to fight, she will try to make it a war, so Cecilia needs to use her superior boxing skills to beat her. It will be a sensational fight for the fans and I am convinced that we will be victorious.”

Braekhus was also optimistic. “I have been waiting for this fight for a long time, I am glad the time has finally come. The training went very well, I am ready to defend my titles on Saturday.”

Mathis said she was equally happy with her preparation. “I am fit and ready,” she stated. “We have worked to improve my speed. I know Braekhus is a good boxer but I am 100 percent sure I will win.”

Said promoter Nisse Sauerland: “We have sold over 2000 tickets and it’s getting more and more every day. There will be so many Norwegian fans in Frederikshavn on Saturday to support Cecilia, it will be an unforgettable evening. And make no mistake, for a fight like this, she needs every bit of support she can get because Mathis is a hell of a fighter. But Cecilia knows what she has to do to beat her.”

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WBO announces officers for Saturday September 22, bouts.

The World Boxing Organization (WBO) announces the officers who will be working on world title bouts, to be conducted this Saturday, September 22, in the UK (vs. Ricky Burns. Kevin Mitchell) and Denmark (Cecilia Braekhus vs. Anne Sophie Mathis).

WBO President, Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel reported that for the fight in the lightweight champion of the entity, the Briton Ricky Burns (34-2, 9 KOs) will make the second defense of his belt against compatriot and second rated Kevin Mitchell (33-1, 24 KOs), the referee will be Phil Edwards.

Meanwhile, the judges who work in the fight will be the British also Terry O’Connor, Richie Davies and Dave Parris. WBO supervisor for this meeting will be Dennis Gilmartin.

The battle between Burns and Mitchell will be held at the Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom in a presentation of Frank Warren Promotions.

Meanwhile, for the female title clash between WBO welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus (20-0, 5 KOs), Colombian resident in Norway, and France’s Anne Sophie Mathis (26-2, 22 KOs), who will take place in Arena Frederikshavn in Denmark in a presentation of Sauerland Event, the arbitrator shall Jurgen Langos.

Meanwhile, judges are Paul Thomas, and Leszek Jankowiak Lehtosaari Etha. WBO supervisor for this lawsuit will Edoardo Ceccoli.

La Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) anuncia los oficiales que estarán trabajando en los combates de título mundial, que se efectuarán este sábado, 22 de septiembre, en el Reino Unido (Ricky Burns vs. Kevin Mitchell) y Dinamarca (Cecilia Braekhus vs. Anne Sophie Mathis).

El presidente de la OMB, Francisco “Paco” Valcárcel, informó que para la pelea en que el campeón ligero de la entidad, el británico Ricky Burns (34-2, 9 KOs) hará la segunda defensa de su correa ante su compatriota y segundo clasificado Kevin Mitchell (33-1, 24 KOs), el árbitro será el Phil Edwards.

Mientras, los jueces que trabajarán en la pelea serán los también británicos Terry O’Connor, Richie Davies y Dave Parris. El supervisor de la OMB para este encuentro será Dennis Gilmartin.

El combate entre Burns y Mitchell se celebrará en el Scottish Exhibition Centre de Glasgow, Escocia, Reino Unido en una presentación de Frank Warren Promotions.

Por su parte, para el choque por el título femenino welter de la OMB entre la campeona Cecilia Braekhus (20-0, 5 KOs), colombiana residente en Noruega, y la francesa Anne Sophie Mathis (26-2, 22 KOs), que se llevará a cabo en Arena Frederikshavn en Dinamarca en una presentación de Sauerland Event, el árbitro será Jurgen Langos.

Entretanto, los jueces son Paul Thomas, Etha Lehtosaari y Leszek Jankowiak. El supervisor de la OMB para este pleito será Edoardo Ceccoli.

Braekhus Hit By Tonsillitis, Mathis Bout Pushed To 4/21

Team Sauerland regrets to inform boxing fans that the March 17 show at Arena Nord in Frederikshavn has been postponed to April 21 after WBO / WBA / WBC Female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus has been flattened by tonsillitis. While preparing for the hotly-anticipated showdown with French power-puncher Anne Sophie Mathis, the “First Lady” fell sick.

“We are very sorry we have to postpone the second Nordic Fight Night but unfortunately things like this happen in boxing,” promoter Nisse Sauerland said. “Cecilia is taking antibiotics and cannot train for eight days, which is impossible to make up for in such a crucial period of the preparation. The only positive note today is that we have already confirmed April 21 as the new date together with Viasat and Arena Nord. The card will remain the same, with Braekhus-Mathis and Nielsen-Vega the headliners. Torben Keller, Reda Zam Zam and Erik Skoglund will also be in action.”

Said Braekhus: “I am very sorry for all my fans who have already bought tickets. I would have loved to fight on March 17 but the doctors would not allow me to train for eight days. That is a huge blow for me because I was really looking forward to March 17. I know that so many fans from Norway have already bought tickets to support me in the biggest fight of my life. I am glad that Team Sauerland has already found a new date. I will return to training as soon as possible and then be in top shape on April 21.”

Speaking from her training base in Nancy, Mathis stated: “I wish Cecilia a speedy recovery. I was ready to beat her on March 17 and I am ready to beat her on April 21. It gives her five more weeks to look at the titles before I take them to France.”

Patrick Nielsen will now have to wait until April 21 to take on Gaston Vega in a clash for the vacant WBA Intercontinental Middleweight Title. “I feel sorry for Cecilia and hope she gets well soon,” he said. “Personally, I don´t mind whether I win the WBA Intercontinental Title
on March 17 or April 21. The more time I spend in the gym, the better I get. This is bad news for Vega. He is going down.”

All tickets purchased for March 17 remain valid for April 21 but can be returned by email ( info@arenanord.dk ) or by phone (+45 9845 9191).


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Braekhus vs. Mathis Showdown Set For March 17 in Frederik Shavn, Denmark

TEAM SAUERLANDis delighted to announce that the Nordic Fight Night will hit Frederikshavn on March 17, featuring the very best of Danish boxing as well the biggest fight in women´s boxing.

At the Arena Nord, highly-rated WBA & WBC & WBO Female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus (19-0, 5 KOs) and top-ranked contender Anne-Sophie Mathis (26-1, 22 KOs) will determine the undisputed pound-for-pound queen.

A full Danish card as well as a Danish main event will be announced shortly. “We are thrilled to come to Frederikshavn,” promoter Nisse Sauerland said. “We will present an unforgettable night of exciting, high-class and dramatic boxing action”.

In one of the main fights of the night, Braekhus, the 30-year-old “First Lady” from Norway, and Mathis, the famed and feared French power-puncher with a KO record of over 80 percent, will battle out supremacy in women´s boxing. With unbeaten Braekhus holding three major titles and Mathis having destroyed pound-for-pound queen Holly Holm in December, the two are widely considered the best female boxers on the planet. “This is the fight the world wants to see,” Braekhus said. “It´s the biggest challenge of my life. Mathis clinched a spectacular victory against Holm but her winning streak will come to an end when we meet on March 17. Only one of us can be the number one and that will be me”.

Braekhus will be counting on the home support of her Norwegian fans. “This is the closest I have fought to my home country and I expect many, many fans to come over by ferry from Oslo and support me,” she added. “This will be a home match for me”.

Mathis, who travelled all the way to Albuquerque to knock Holm out cold, is ready for another spectacular victory. “I have knocked out Holm in her backyard and I will also defeat Braekhus, no doubt about it,” she said. “It will be the first loss for the First Lady. I will show the world that I am the best”.

Tickets are on sale at www.arenanord.dk.

 

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