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Braekhus to fight Myriam Lamare in Frederikshavn on January 18



WBA, WBC & WBO Female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus (23-0, 7 KOs), the pound-for-pound number one, will defend her titles against former world champion Myriam Lamare (22-3, 10 KOs) in Frederikshavn on January 18. “This is a tough start of the new year,” the First Lady said from her training base in Berlin. “Lamare is one of the best girls out there, she is a former champion and has been in the ring with the best fighters. She always comes to fight. This will be a difficult title defence for me. I have big plans for 2014 and I am determined to get the new year off to a successful start in Frederikshavn.”

Lamare, who lives in Marseille, boasts a record of 22 victories with three defeats (10 KOs). She is a former European and World Amateur Champion and also held the WBA & IBF Female Light Welterweight belts. “2014 can be the biggest year of Cecilia´s career, starting with a victory over an experienced and proven fighter like Myriam Lamare,” promoter Nisse Sauerland said. “This is a clash of two experienced champions. There will be so many things at stake – not only the three world titles, Cecilia´s unbeaten record and her pound-for-pound number one status – but also the prospect of a mega fight in Norway later this year. Cecilia really needs to be at the top of the game to win on January 18.”