Undisputed world welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus (36-0, 9 KOs) was due to face WBC superlight champion Jessica McCaskill (8-2 3 KOs) on April 17 in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
The match had to be postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, but Cecilia is optimistic that she can return to the ring soon.
“We have been training very hard for the past two months for this fight, but we fully understand the postponement for the Coronavirus. Hopefully this is not a long-term delay and that all boxers can return to the ring in the near future,” Braekhus said.
“There’s so much motivation now. A new gym, a new coach, and lots of interesting opponents for me, it’s just a wave of women’s boxing going on right now and I must be a part of this. I’ve had one foot on the other side. I was there when girls weren’t even allowed to go to the Olympics. And now I’m here. I don’t think anyone outside can really understand that feeling. My heart breaks for all the women who couldn’t be a part of this. But I still want them to know that this could never have happened without them. They laid the foundation for everything that is happening today. “