|Real name||Cecilia Carmen Linda Brækhus|
|Nickname(s)||The First Lady|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
28 September 1981 |
|Wins by KO||7|
Cecilia Carmen Linda Brækhus (born 28 September 1981 in Cartagena, Colombia) is a 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) and 66 kilograms (150 lb), professional Norwegian boxer and a former kickboxer. She is currently the undefeated World Champion in Welterweight in the World Boxing Association, World Boxing Council, World Boxing Organization and World Professional Boxing Federation. She currently resides in Berlin, Germany, and regularly appears in the co-main event on Sauerland Events Viasat Nordic Fight Night cards.
In November 2007, she signed a pro contract with German promoter Wilfried Sauerland, who announced his intention of making her the first Norwegian woman World Champion. Her first fight was against Croatian boxer Ksenija Koprek, 20 January 2007.
Brækhus successfully defended her titles on May 30, 2009 against Amy Yuratovac in Helsinki, Finland, and on September 12, 2009 against Lucia Morelli in Herning, Denmark.
Eight months later, on May 15, 2010, Brækhus successfully defended her WBA and WBC titles against Victoria Cisneros from the United States, while winning the WBO title. The match was fought in Herning, Denmark. In a unanimous decision, the judges declared the fight for Brækhus, having won all 10 rounds.
On October 30, 2010, in what was expected to be the hardest match of her career, Brækhus successfully defended her WBA, WBC and WBO titles against Mikaela Laurén from Sweden, while winning the World Professional Boxing Federation (WPBF) title. After Brækhus having dominated the whole match, she knocked Laurén out in the 7th round. The match was fought in Rostock, Germany.
Voted female boxer of the year
WBA, WBC, WBO and WPBF Champion Cecilia Brækhus is awarded as "Female Boxer of the Year 2010" by German boxing magazine BoxSport.
Professional boxing record
23 Wins (7 knockouts, 16 decisions), 0 Losses, 0 Draws.
|23||Win||23–0||Oxandia Castillo||TKO||9||2013-09-07||Frederikshavn, Denmark||Retained WBA, WBC and WBO Welterweight titles.|
|22||Win||22–0||Mia St. John||TKO||3||2013-04-13||Frederikshavn, Denmark||Retained WBA, WBC and WBO Welterweight titles.|
|10||2012-09-22||Frederikshavn, Denmark||Retained WBA, WBC and WBO Welterweight titles.|
|10||2012-06-01||Herning, Denmark||Retained WBA, WBC and WBO Welterweight titles.|
|19||Win||19–0||Ku'ulei Kupihea||TKO||10||2011-12-03||Helsinki, Finland||Retained WBA, WBC and WBO Welterweight titles.|
|10||2011-05-07||Copenhagen, Denmark||Retained WBA, WBC and WBO Welterweight titles.|
|10||2011-04-02||Herning, Denmark||Retained WBA, WBC and WBO Welterweight titles.|
|16||Win||16–0||Eva Halasi||KO||3||2010-11-20||Herning, Denmark||Retained WBC and WBO Welterweight titles.|
|15||Win||15–0||Mikaela Laurén||TKO||7||2010-10-30||Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany||Won WPBF Welterweight title and retained WBA, WBC and WBO Welterweight titles.|
|10||2010-05-15||Herning, Denmark||Won WBO Welterweight title, retained WBA and WBC Welterweight titles.|
|10||2009-09-12||Herning, Denmark||Retained WBA and WBC Welterweight titles.|
|10||2009-05-30||Helsinki, Finland||Retained WBA and WBC Welterweight titles.|
|10||2009-03-14||Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany||Won WBC Welterweight title and captured the vacant WBA female welterweight title.|
|8||2008-10-25||Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany|
|8||2008-09-20||Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany|
|6||2008-06-21||Hollywood, Florida, United States|
|6||2008-05-17||Bayreuth, Bayern, Germany|
|6||2008-03-29||Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany|
|5||Win||5–0||Wanda Pena Ozuna||TKO||4||2008-01-26||Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany|
|6||2007-06-23||Zwickau, Sachsen, Germany|
|4||2007-05-26||Bamberg, Bayern, Germany|
|2||Win||2–0||Jana Latova||KO||2||2007-02-17||Evere, Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium|
World Champion in these associations:
- World Boxing Association (won March 14, 2009, against Vinni Skovgaard)
- World Boxing Council (won March 14, 2009, against Vinni Skovgaard)
- World Boxing Organization (won May 15, 2010 against Victoria Cisneros)
- World Professional Boxing Federation (won October 30, 2010 against Mikaela Laurén)
Kickboxing (European Semi Contact)
- World Champion
- European Champion
- 3 National Championships
- 2 H.M. The King's Trophy
- She fought 80 matches and won 75 of them.
- Braekus Sauerland page
- (Norwegian) Profile/Blog at TV2blogg.no
- (Norwegian) Nervøs, men selvsikker BA.no
- Cecilia Braekhus new WBA 147 World Champion WBAnews.com
- VG.no - Suverene Brækhus tok ny tittel
- Dagbladet.no - Brækhus forsvarte mesterbeltene
- Brækhus vant på knockout vg.no
- "Cecilia Brækhus' career boxing record". Boxrec.com. Retrieved 2010-10-30.