Brækhus first woman to unify division

Norwegian boxing star Cecilia Brækhus now holds all four belts in the welterweight division Molly Jones Norwegian American Weekly Brækhus became the first female boxer to unify her weight division after defeating Croatian Ivana Habazin. The “First Lady,” as Brækhus is called, met the IBF Champion Habazin in Copenhagen on September 14. The Norwegian star already held world champion titles in the World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Council (WBC), and the World Boxing Organization (WBO); all she needed was to beat Habazin for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) belt. With a 25-0 professional record going into the fight, Brækhus was determined that she would defea
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