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Say Adiós as The First Lady Shutters HBO Boxing

Es Adiós Tiempo as the First Lady of Boxing, Ms Cecilia Braekhus,  will close out HBO Boxing when she puts all her belts on the line vs Ms Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes @StubHub Center in south Los Angeles this Saturday, December 8th.

Only ONE of a Gazillion Titles

Only ONE of a Gazillion Titles

To Wit: International Boxing Federation World Female Welterweight Title
International Boxing Organization World Female Welterweight Title
World Boxing Association World Female Welterweight Title
World Boxing Council World Female Welterweight Title
World Boxing Organisation World Female Welterweight Title

Oh, and she’s already The Ring’s female 147 champ, but additionally Ring commissioned the first ever female P4P belt just for her. Kinda leaves ya breathless, eh!

The 45-year history of HBO boxing begins January 22nd, 1973 when Big George Foreman upset the Joe Frazier juggernaut to concussively usher in a new golden era of world heavyweights as fight # 1. Fast forward>>>>> and all’s well that ends as the last, yet certainly not the least of HBO’s final 1,118th bout when Ms Cecilia defends her title for the 24th time in an historic first as the boxing headliner.

Ms Cecilia ironically  starred in the first-ever women’s cofeature on HBO on May 5 when she survived a seventh-round knockdown and retained her title by unanimous decision over Kali Reis on the Gennady Golovkin-Vanes Martirosyan undercard, also at the StubHub Center.

Here we have a photographer’s dream photo op courtesy of Ms Lina Baker of 360 Promotions. Ms Cecilia thus far sports a perfect 34-0, 9 KO record. Is there nothing not to love about her?

Well, this ain’t the way I want to get to know her!

A sorta boxer’s yoga pose made yummier by Ms Cecilia.

Here is former trainer of record breaking heavyweight champ, Wladimir Klitschko, Johnathon Banks being the lucky bum working the mitts for her!

Yes you can Ms Cecilia!

The only fly in the ointment is if Ms Lopes can upset the First Lady’s heavily laden apple cart. Ms Cecelia is 37 years of age now and should be thinking a soft landing for retirement. She is said be highly sought for product endorsements by the marketing industry, most especially in Europe where she is worshiped as a goddess!

And then we have the background story of Ms Cecilia being orphaned as a newborn in Columbia before being plucked out of an orphanage by her kindhearted Norwegian adoptive parents.

Thus, this heart strung feel good story tain’t over til the Fat Lady sings, so ladies, good luck with that!

 

 

 

 

 

A Move to Plan B~Gennedy Golokin vs Vanes Martirosyan & Cecilia Too!

Gennady Golovkin , 37-0-1, 33 KO moves to Plan B after aborting the Canelo Alvarez rematch, instead fighting with Vanes Martirosyan, 36-3-1, 21 KO this Saturday, May 5th, the Cinco de Mayo weekend @StubHub Center, Carson, California. This fait accompli of an abortion was greatly assisted by the BALCO Victor Conte/VADA drug testing cartel, the Bob Bennet run Vegas commish cartel, and the tabloid boxing press bolstered by antisocial media monkeys, the perfect combination of storms slowly strangling boxing into a death spiral.

Vanes is a longtime 154 lb contender who will have had 6 weeks preparation as one of the host of contenders that Golovkin finally picked. It’s only a single division up the ladder as a mature, experienced fighter, but he has already fought over the 154 limit several times before, so it ain’t the big deal the antisocial media monkeys are making out. He’s a very competitive boxer/puncher type who is certainly not the rollover that the usual loutish critics make him out to be. This will be a hotly contested fight because Vanes really does come to fight and not to spoil, but of course that could change once Golovkin pounds on him enough rounds.

The wild card in play is that titanium superman Golovkin may be feeling the mortality of his age, 36 years, after his last couple of fights where his magnificent knockout streak ended against highly skilled champions Daniel Jacobs and Canelo. Of the two, Canelo was the first opponent I’ve seen to consistently drive Golovkin into a back foot retreat with his combinations. The other wild card in play is boxing’s dirty little secret, that of Golovkin being enrolled in the WBC VADA run “Clean Boxing Program” with convicted felon, BALCO Victor Conte providing his superduper BALCO PED’s SNAC vitamins, just a pitifully horrendous modern atrocity to a sport that more and more lacks transparency and credibility. And just as bad, Vanes, age 32, though not enrolled in the program, yet is clearly marketing BALCO Vic’s superduper SNAC PEDs.

Vanes has some power, but perhaps not the Canelo kind of power, but then he was perhaps a weight drained long and lean physiotype at 154, so doubtless will gain power and strength at 160, but can it ever be enough against the relentless power pressure fighting style of Golovkin?

That’s why they make the fights they do, so inevitably we get to find out. One thing about Golovkin fights that ensure a fairly officiated fight is that he has no need to rely on the American style of dirty spoiling, stinking type of fights that get taken to the cards for controversial decisions and has no need to referee intervention to protect him.

I predict a mid rounds knockout for Golovkin, but hey, I like any in this most historic of all the professional sports have been wrong before, so I’ll leave it to the fighters to sort out my prediction. More importantly by my credo, may the best man win, a result too often lacking in boxing these days because of poor and/or incompetent officiating.

On the undercard, The First Lady of Boxing, Cecilia Braekhus makes history with not only her American debut, but with HBO also using her stunning record and striking looks to compel the first ever HBO broadcast of a female boxing match. Her record is currently being 32-0, 9 KO in her 23rd consecutive title bout of every female boxing belt known to mankind. Or translated another way, that’s about 70% of her entire career.

Miss Cecilia

Miss Cecilia

Cecilia going casual

Cecilia going casual

As I often mention, I never have not nor never will watch female boxing, but nonetheless I have the utmost respect for Cecilia’s achievements that have made her the greatest female champion in history. And to think she started her first two years in an Colombian orphanage before being adopted by her parents, well, I’m humbled beyond belief. Any boxer regardless of sex should note the utter devotion to boxing and beyond belief class she exudes,The First Lady of Boxing indeed!