After agreeing to a multi-fight on Monday with Matchroom Boxing, Boxing’s pound-for-pound Empress, undisputed female welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus will defend her titles against Victoria Bustos on Saturday, Nov. 30 in Monte Carlo, live on DAZN.
Braekhus (35-0, 9 KOs) last fought in December, defeating Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes by unanimous decision to retain her championships. The “First Lady” first became a world champion back in 2009 when she captured the WBA and WBC titles from Vinni Skovgaard. She added the WBO belt to her collection one year later by beating Victoria Cisneros in May 2010. The 35-year-old become the four-belt titleholder when she took the IBF strap from Ivana Habazin in September 2014.
“I’m very excited to fight on November 30 in Monte Carlo and be part of the region’s rich history of compelling fights and extraordinary sporting events,” Braekhus said in a press release. “I’m sure that Victoria Bustos will provide a tough challenge, but I have prepared well and look forward to achieving a great performance for my fans in attendance and those watching all over the world.”
Bustos (19-5, 0 KOs) has won four of her last five fights, including a unanimous decision victory over Enis Pacheco back in December. The 30-year-old understands the golden opportunity in front of her and plans to make the very most of it. She stresses:
“For me, this is a new and huge opportunity to dispute the world titles against the champ Cecilia Braekhus and it fills me with joy and happiness. To take up this challenge I have moved up one category, doing a great job with my whole team. I am well prepared for this fight. I won’t let this chance pass, giving a truly great fight.
“This fight will be dedicated to all the boxing fans around the world who love this sport and support female boxing. I am thankful to everyone who always supports me, especially my family and my Dad who is still present in my corner even though he is physically absent.”