Media workouts were held just two days ahead of “The Battle of Bergen”.
“The First Lady of Boxing”, CECILIA BRAEKHUS, (30-0-0, 8 KO’s), holder of all five major welterweight world titles (WBC/WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO), and current WBC Junior Welterweight World Champion ERICA “La Pantera” FARIAS, (24-1-0, 10 KO’s), of Buenos Aires, Argentina met again with the international media covering the event this Friday night, June 9 at the Bergenhus Fortress – Koengen in Bergen, Norway.
The only undisputed world champion in boxing, Braekhus is also universally recognized as the #1 Women’s Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World.
Additionally, the officials for the fight were also announced; the referee will be Frank-Michael Maass of Germany. The three judges will be Maurizio Rinaudo of Italy, Jean-Pierre Legland of France and John Madfis of the United States.
BRAEKHUS vs. FARIAS is the third professional boxing event to take place in Norway following the decade-long ban on professional boxing. A crowd of over 15,000 is expected at the concert venue typically used for the biggest musical acts touring Europe.