Ex Playboy model Mia St John ready to take Cecilia Braekhus’ titles

11 Apr
As featured on NewsNow: Boxing news

Former Playboy model and ex world champion Mia St. John (47-12-2, 18ko) arrived in Frederikshavn recently. The female boxing legend will battle it out with unbeaten Norwegian superstar Cecilia Braekhus (21-0, 5ko), who holds the WBA, WBO and WBC female welterweight titles.

Credit: Mia St John, Creative Commons

Credit: Mia St John, Creative Commons

“It’s great to be in Denmark,” St. John said at the official press conference at Arena Nord. “Cecilia is the best fighter in the world, pound-for-pound she is the number one, but when I enter the ring to fight, I want to win. She is younger, but I have much more experience. I fight very intelligently. I have been in her position before – being the favourite, fighting at home with my fans supporting me… and then I lost. This is boxing, everything can happen, there are upsets all the time. I am here to win and take her titles.”

The First Lady was happy to return to the place of her biggest success. Braekhus said: “This is where I defeated Anne-Sophie Mathis, so of course it’s good to be back at Arena Nord. But that was seven months ago, all I am thinking about now is Mia St. John. She is a legend in the US and it’s an honour to fight her. I have trained hard to be in top shape. I know she wants my titles, but she won’t get them. I will defeat her.”

Per Malmberg, CEO Arena Nord, said: “We look forward to hosting the Nordic Fight Night again and welcoming many international fans to Frederikshavn. There will be lots of Norwegians in town and for Cecilia the old saying will be very true – it´s good to be a Norwegian in Denmark!”

Said Nisse Sauerland: “It’s great to be back in Frederikshavn. We have three title fights, WBA, WBC and WBO female welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus against American legend Mia St. John, undefeated European cruiserweight champion Mateusz Masternak versus Sean Corbin for the WBC international silver title and Swedish sensation Erik Skoglund versus Luke Blacklegde for the WBC youth light heavyweight title. Plus local hero Torben Keller and exciting Danish fighters like Micki Nielsen and Dennis Ceylan. It will be a great night of boxing in Frederikshavn.”

Nielsen has faced a late opponent change – he will take on Toni Visic from Croatia. Kristoffer Storm will also fight Simen Smaadal.

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