Cecilia Brækhus

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Cecilia Brækhus
Cecilia Brækhus (looking up).jpg
Real name Cecilia Carmen Linda Brækhus
Nickname(s) The First Lady
Rated at Welterweight
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Nationality Norwegian
Born (1981-09-28) 28 September 1981 (age 32)
Cartagena, Colombia
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 24
Wins 24
Wins by KO 7
Losses 0

Cecilia Carmen Linda Brækhus (born 28 September 1981 in Cartagena, Colombia) is a 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) and 66 kilograms (146 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.[1]


Originally from Cartagena, Colombia, she was adopted as a 2-year-old by Norwegian parents and raised in the Sandviken area of Bergen.[2] Brækhus started with kickboxing at the age of 14.

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.[2] Her first fight was against Croatian boxer Ksenija Koprek, 20 January 2007.[3]

On 14 March 2009, she became the WBC World Champion in welterweight against Danish boxer Vinni Skovgaard. She also captured the vacant WBA female welterweight title.[4]

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.[5][6]

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.[7]

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[edit]

24 Wins (7 knockouts, 17 decisions), 0 Losses, 0 Draws.[8]

No. Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
24 Win 24–0 France Myriam Lamare Decision
10 2014-02-01 Denmark Frederikshavn, Denmark Retained WBA, WBC and WBO Welterweight titles.
23 Win 23–0 Dominican Republic Oxandia Castillo TKO 9 2013-09-07 Denmark Frederikshavn, Denmark Retained WBA, WBC and WBO Welterweight titles.
22 Win 22–0 United States Mia St. John TKO 3 2013-04-13 Denmark Frederikshavn, Denmark Retained WBA, WBC and WBO Welterweight titles.
21 Win 21–0 France Anne-Sophie Mathis Decision
10 2012-09-22 Denmark Frederikshavn, Denmark Retained WBA, WBC and WBO Welterweight titles.
20 Win 20–0 Germany Jessica Balogun Decision
10 2012-06-01 Denmark Herning, Denmark Retained WBA, WBC and WBO Welterweight titles.
19 Win 19–0 United States Ku'ulei Kupihea TKO 10 2011-12-03 Finland Helsinki, Finland Retained WBA, WBC and WBO Welterweight titles.
18 Win 18–0 United States Chevelle Hallback Decision
10 2011-05-07 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark Retained WBA, WBC and WBO Welterweight titles.
17 Win 17–0 United States Jill Emery Decision
10 2011-04-02 Denmark Herning, Denmark Retained WBA, WBC and WBO Welterweight titles.
16 Win 16–0 Serbia Eva Halasi KO 3 2010-11-20 Denmark Herning, Denmark Retained WBC and WBO Welterweight titles.
15 Win 15–0 Sweden Mikaela Laurén TKO 7 2010-10-30 Germany Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Won WPBF Welterweight title and retained WBA, WBC and WBO Welterweight titles.
14 Win 14–0 United States Victoria Cisneros Decision
10 2010-05-15 Denmark Herning, Denmark Won WBO Welterweight title, retained WBA and WBC Welterweight titles.
13 Win 13–0 Italy Lucia Morelli Decision
10 2009-09-12 Denmark Herning, Denmark Retained WBA and WBC Welterweight titles.
12 Win 12–0 United States Amy Yuratovac Decision
10 2009-05-30 Finland Helsinki, Finland Retained WBA and WBC Welterweight titles.
11 Win 11–0 Denmark Vinni Skovgaard Decision
10 2009-03-14 Germany Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Won WBC Welterweight title and captured the vacant WBA female welterweight title.
10 Win 10–0 Bulgaria Borislava Goranova Decision
8 2008-10-25 Germany Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany
9 Win 9–0 United States Cimberly Harris Decision
8 2008-09-20 Germany Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
8 Win 8–0 United States Nicole Woods Decision
6 2008-06-21 United States Hollywood, Florida, United States
7 Win 7–0 United States Adelita Irizarry Decision
6 2008-05-17 Germany Bayreuth, Bayern, Germany
6 Win 6–0 Germany Tatjana Dieckmann Decision
6 2008-03-29 Germany Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
5 Win 5–0 Dominican Republic Wanda Pena Ozuna TKO 4 2008-01-26 Germany Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
4 Win 4–0 Bulgaria Borislava Goranova Decision
6 2007-06-23 Germany Zwickau, Sachsen, Germany
3 Win 3–0 Latvia Olga Bojare Decision
4 2007-05-26 Germany Bamberg, Bayern, Germany
2 Win 2–0 Slovakia Jana Latova KO 2 2007-02-17 Belgium Evere, Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
1 Win 1–0 Croatia Ksenija Koprek Decision
4 2007-01-20 Switzerland Basel, Switzerland


Professional boxing[edit]

Brækhus after defending her title against Jill Emery at the Herning Kongrescenter in April 2011.

World Champion in these associations:

Kickboxing (European Semi Contact)[edit]

  • World Champion
  • European Champion
  • 3 National Championships
  • 2 H.M. The King's Trophy

Amateur boxing[edit]


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