October 26, 2020

Braekhus going for the Joe Louis record

Braekhus going for the Joe Louis record

Braekhus going for the Joe Louis record

In a Matchroom Boxing promotion, the undisputed welterweight champion from Norway, Cecilia Braekhus (36-0, 9 KOs), fights tough super lightweight champion Jessica McCaskill (8-2 3 KOs), from the US, this coming Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Braekhus will put her 147-pound belts on the line for the 10th time after claiming all the straps in September 2014, and the ‘First Lady’ victory would see the Norwegian sensation break Joe Louis’ record of 25 consecutive defenses, which has stood for seven decades.

However, McCaskill is confident and utterly determined she can buckle that belts defense streak. And the Chicago star has undoubtedly been one of the great success stories in the last year of women’s boxing. “CasKILLA” rebounded from a loss to then-world champion Katie Taylor in 2017 to win the WBC super lightweight crown in October 2018.

This Friday both fighters passed the official weigh-in without a problem. Cecilia Braekhus scored 145 pounds and Jessica McCaskill 144.4 pounds.