Big combat names out in force for ‘Undisputed’ Cecilia Braekhus

RINGSIDE 03/12/2018

📷 Lina Baker

Among the celebrities who will be in attendance at UNDISPUTED are former WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Laila Ali, UFC Featherweight World Champion Cris Cyborg, current Unified Middleweight World Champion Christina Hammer and current Unified Featherweight World Champion Jenna Mrdjenovich.

Presented by Tom Loeffler’s 360 Boxing Promotions, advance tickets for UNDISPUTED priced at $25, $50, $100 and $150 can be purchased this week through AXS HERE.

Tickets will also be available at the StubHub Center box office on the day of the event. The StubHub Center is located at 18400 Avalon Boulevard, Carson, CA 90746. Doors will open at 3:00 p.m. For more information please visit their website at www.StubHubCenter.com.

The entire undercard will be streamed live internationally, ‘FREE of Charge’, on the 360 Promotions website (www.360Promotions.us) and all social media channels. The first bout will start at 4:00 p.m.

PST this Saturday, December 8, 2018 from the StubHub Center in Carson, CA. The HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader will be televised live beginning at 10:20 p.m. ET/PT.

The official weigh-in on Friday, December 7, 2018 is ‘Open to the Public’ starting at 12:00 p.m. PST at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel, 6101 W. Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045 in the Gateway Ballrooms A and F.

UNDISPUTED marks the last HBO boxing telecast of their illustrious 45-year history. Cecilia Braekhus fought in their first telecast of women’s boxing on May 5, 2018 and will headline in their final telecast this Saturday, December 8, 2018 against Aleksandra Madgziak-Lopes.

Defeating Kali Reis by on May 5 by unanimous decision at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA, the fight was telecast to an average of 904,000 viewers in the United States, the second highest viewership by the network for boxing in 2018. Lopes holds a win over Kali Reis and is definitely up for the challenge to take the titles away from Braekhus.

If Braekhus is successful on December 8, this will be her 24th consecutive world title defense and her ninth consecutive defense of her UNDISPUTED world titles (WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO). Braekhus first became a world champion on March 13, 2009 by defeating Vinni Skovgaard for the vacant WBC and WBA Welterweight World Titles. On September 13, 2014 she earned the title ‘UNDISPUTED Welterweight World Champion’ by defeating Ivana Habazin.

Headlining the undercard, Southern California fan favorite Louisa ‘Bang Bang Lulu’ Hawton, (8-2-0, 4 KOs), of Perth, Australia will face Lorraine Villalobos, (2-1-0) of Los Angeles in a WBC Atomweight Title bout.

In her last fight Hawton clashed with Brenda Flores at SUPERFLY 3 on September 8, 2018 at the Forum in Los Angeles losing a very close and controversially scored decision in the world title fight for which the WBC ordered an immediate rematch.

The previously announced rematch for December 8 has been postponed due to a recent illness suffered by Flores.

Also appearing on the undercard, super lightweights Mario Ramos, (6-0, 6 KOs), of San Diego, CA faces Elliott Brown, (2-5, 2 KOs), of Erie, Pennsylvania in a six-round clash.

Super featherweight Shokichi Iwata of Tokyo, Japan will make his highly anticipated pro debut against Joel Bermudez, (0-1), of Los Angeles CA in a four-round battle.

Eric Puente of Vista, CA will make his professional debut against Enrique Alamada, (1-1), of Sonora, Mexico over four rounds in the lightweight division.

Opening the card In the super-flyweight division Chris Zavala, (2-0, 1 KO), of Bellflower, CA will face Luis Perez Salas, (5-2-2, 2KOs), of Puebla, Mexico in a scheduled four rounder.