Cecilia Braekhus returns at the Stubhub Center in Carson, CA. on Saturday, December 8 for an action packed doubleheader. Braekhus (34-0, 9 KOs), will face two-time world title challenger, Aleksandra Magdziak-Lopes, (18-4-3, 1 KO), a native of Gilwice, Poland, now based in Marshfield, MA in the ten-round main event. The event will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:20 PM ET/PT.
Cecilia Braekhus vs Aleksandra Lopes
Welterweights (IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO titles)
Saturday 8 December 2018
Kick-Off:- 10:00 PM
Television:- USA HBO, Mexico Azteca
StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA
The 45-year history of boxing on HBO that began with the George Foreman-Joe Frazier world heavyweight championship showdown as fight No. 1 in 1973 will end with its 1,118th bout on Dec. 8 — with undisputed women’s welterweight world champion Cecilia Braekhus defending her title for the 24th time when she meets Aleksandra Magdziak-Lopes at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Braekhus (34-0, 9 KOs), 37, of Norway, widely considered the best female fighter in the world pound for pound, starred in the first-ever women’s fight 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.
Magdziak-Lopes (18-4-3, 1 KO), 38, a Poland native fighting out of Marshfield, Massachusetts, lost a four-round decision to Reis in her pro debut and has also come up short in decision losses in a pair of women’s junior middleweight world title opportunities. Now she is getting another title shot.