Press Release By DAZN – TULSA (August 14, 2020) – This Saturday, live on DAZN, Cecilia Brækhus (36-0, 9 KOs) will look to cement her legacy as undisputed welterweight champion with an opportunity to break Joe Louis’s 72-year-old record for most consecutive world title defenses. In the way of making history is the former super lightweight champion Jessica McCaskill (8-2, 3 KOs) who will enter the ring on Saturday night looking to transform her ring story with a victory over Brækhus. Both main event fighters successfully made weight on Friday afternoon in Tulsa ahead of their highly-anticipated bout tomorrow night on DAZN (8 p.m. ET).
The undercard fighters also tipped the scales successfully ahead of Saturday’s event on DAZN. Super Welterweight Israil Madrimov (5-0 5 KOs) will meet former Contender finalist Eric Walker (20-2, 9 KOs) in a final eliminator for the WBA World title while Madrimov’s fellow countryman Shakhram Giyasov (9-0 7, KOs) looks to extend his pristine ring record against Wiston Campos (31-7-6, 19 KOs). Two of Matchroom’s standout prospects – Nikita Ababiy (8-0, 6 KOs), and Raymond Ford (5-0, 2 KOs) – will also take center stage on the streets of Tulsa.
Make sure to watch the Official Fight Trailer and the Fight Feature ahead of the stacked Matchroom Boxing USA card. Fight night coverage on DAZN will begin tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET.
Credit: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA
10-Round Undisputed Welterweight Title Bout @ 147 lbs.
Cecilia Brækhus: 145 lbs.
Jessica McCaskill: 144.4 lbs.
10-Round WBA World Super Welterweight Title Bout @ 154 lbs.
Israil Madrimov: 153.6 lbs.
Eric Walker: 153.2 lbs.
10-Round Super Lightweight Bout @ 142 lbs. (catch-weight)
Shakhram Giyasov: 141.4 lbs.
Wiston Campos: 141.4 lbs.
6-Round Middleweight Bout @ 160 lbs.
Nikita Ababiy: 160.2 lbs.
Jarvis Williams:159.4 lbs.
6-Round Featherweight Bout @ 126 lbs.
Raymond Ford: 126.8 lbs
Eric Manriquez: 126.6 lbs.
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