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Braekhus defends titles, Larsen gets KO’d: Nordic Fight Night results

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Braekhus defends WBA/WBC/WBO Female Welterweight Titles against Balogun

Cecilia Braekhus (20-0, 5 KOs) defended her WBA/WBC/WBO Female Welterweight Titles at the Nordic Fight Night in Herning, Denmark on Saturday night, beating highly-rated Jessica Balogun (22-2, 10 KOs) on points. The First Lady was ahead 99-92, 97-93 and 97-93 on the scorecards. “Jessica was a tough opponent, we knew each other very well, but I did what we had trained for and I am happy about the win,” Braekhus said. “This was a good victory for me.”

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Braekhus stamped her authority on the battle early, landing good one-two combinations and uppercuts. Balogun kept pressing but had most attacks absorbed by the First Lady’s defense. In the later rounds, Braekhus turned it on again and showed her superior boxing skills as she cruised to a clear points victory.

“This was a great performance against a very tough challenger,” promoter Nisse Sauerland said. “Now Cecilia will go on vacation, take a rest and then defend her title collection against the winner of the Holm-Mathis fight in what will be the female clash of the year.”

Also in Herning, IBF Light Heavyweight Title contender Karo Murat clinched a seventh-round TKO victory over Sandro Siproshvili, while Luke Blackledge scored a fourth-round KO win over Mads Larsen.

Ahmad Kaddour defeated Gary Boulden on points. Reda Zam Zam showed his skills against Giuseppe Langella before the Italian injured his ankle (TKO3). Up-and-coming Swedish light heavyweight Erik Skoglund knocked out Fouad Nasri, and Torben Keller’s fight against Luca Arrigo ended in a draw.