This afternoon the Final Press Conference for the “The Battle of Bergen” was held as “The First Lady of Boxing”, CECILIA BRAEKHUS, (30-0-0, 8 KO’s), defends her Welterweight World Titles (WBC/WBA, WBO/IBF/IBO) against current WBC Junior Welterweight World Champion ERICA ‘La Pantera” FARIAS, (24-1-0, 10 KO’s) this Friday night, June 9 at the Bergenhus Fortress – Koengen in Bergen, Norway.
Below are quotes from the fighters:
“This is the real homecoming. That is also the reason why I chose the absolutely toughest opponent out there. This is the only fight this event deserves. Erica is the toughest opponent of my career, but I’m ready for Friday night to defend my titles.”
“I’m so excited to be fighting in Bergen, my home since I was a very small child, it means a great deal to me to fight here on Friday night.”
“This is the biggest fight of my career, I have so much respect for Cecilia and all that she has accomplished in women’s boxing. She has truly been an inspiration to me.”
“I’ve trained very hard in Argentina for this fight and plan on being victorious on Friday night.”
BRAEKHUS vs. FARIAS is the third professional boxing event to take place in Norway following the decade-long ban on professional boxing.
Braekhus is the only undisputed world champion in boxing A crowd of over 15,000 is expected at the concert venue typically used for the biggest musical acts touring Europe.