By Tré Berry III🖊️ | 12/01/2019
(Historical Achievements by Brækhus Becoming Commonplace on Her Journey)
BOXER: 🇳🇴🇨🇴Cecilia “First Lady” Brækhus🇨🇴🇳🇴
FEATS ACCOMPLISHED: Tying Joe Louis, Ricardo Lopez & Floyd Mayweather Jr’s Record of Most Title Wins Without a Loss (26). She also tied Joe Louis all-time boxing record of 25 successful Title defenses.
THE PATH TO THE GOAL:📈 An eventful, story filled 13 year career as a professional, 36 total fights in the books, unblemished with all 36 of those contests resulting in wins, holding all 5 Welterweight Titles at the same time for the last 5 consecutive years, and securing 10 defenses of her Undisputed Championship standing – If you personally do not have a seat for 🇨🇴🇳🇴Cecilia Brækhus (36-0-0, 9KO👊) reserved at the big roundtable of your selected greatest women boxers of all time, then your credibility should come into immediate question by the masses.
Women’s boxing over the last decade has not had a more consistent force than the Colombian-blooded fighter who fights under Norway’s banner. Consistency at the top level is paramount when assessing greatness in a boxer when they are at their peak – clicking on all cylinders, and such has been reflected through her showings throughout the years, to where at the age of 38, she still shows no signs of slowing up.
On Saturday, she won a Unanimous Decision against Victoria Noelia Bustos, and with this accomplishment, that makes 26 straight wins in World Title fights, tying the marker held by a 3-headed monster in 🇺🇸Joe Louis, 🥉🇺🇸Floyd Mayweather Jr., and 🇲🇽Ricardo Lopez in doing so without a loss associated during their personal runs. Joe Louis record of 25 straight Title defenses was also matched by Brækhus, doing so in the Welterweight division where she has ruled with an iron-fist, much like how Joe dominated the Heavyweight division on his side of the sport for roughly 12 years.
To be clear❗ of course one thing we have to keep in mind is that although boxing is boxing, the men and women side of the sport both operate as their own entities, so it doesn’t translate well when you roll one over to the other when you take the gender wall divide down in 📜analyzing records. With that being stated, I put together this piece to reflect upon Brækhus dominance on the women’s side of the sport by comparing it to the hefty accomplishments driven home by the 3 male boxers tied into this equation, to give a ballpark estimate for readers to assess and reflect upon on how dominant she really has been for a decade span.
Reflected in her move to sign up with Matchroom Boxing at this latter stage of her career, and with Promoter 🕴️Eddie Hearn spearheading a potential generation-defining match between Brækhus and Ireland’s 🥇🇮🇪Katie Taylor (15-0-0, 6KO👊), Brækhus looks like she will try to ultimately go out with a bang, and if everything pans out the way that is being planned, and she succeeds on her quest, then she would break those record in question, to where she could possibly exit the sport on the highest of high notes with an unquestioned standing with her placement in the sports history.