Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 8/27/14
Less than 24 hours after the World Boxing Council (WBC) Female Championship Committee ordered a mega-fight between undefeated WBC welterweight champion Cecilia "First Lady" Braekhus (21-0, 5 KOs) and 14-time, three-division world champion Holly "The Preacher's Daughter" Holm (32-2-3, 9 KOs), Braekhus' promoter, Sauerland Boxing, notified Holm's promoter, Fresquez Productions, that Braekhus had instead agreed to fight 45-year-old Mia "The Knockout" St. John (47-12-2, 18 KOs) on April 13 in Denmark. Credit: Chris Cozzone The WBC had awarded the distinction of the Diamond Belt for the Braekhus-Holm fight because "it is regarded as one of the best fights in the history of female boxing." Sauerland and Fresquez had discussions prior to the WBC's order and, if the promoters were unable to reach an agreement - negotiations have now broken off due to Sauerland's announcement that Braekhus is fighting St. John - that the WBC will ...
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