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Cecilia Braekhus getting ready for September 7th fight against Oxandia Castillo

WBA, WBC & WBO Female Welterweight Champion and undefeated pound-for-pound number one Cecilia Braekhus (22-0, 6 KOs) has started her sparring sessions for the September 7 showdown with fellow unbeaten world champion Oxandia Castillo (12-0-2, 9 KOs).

“There are some tough weeks coming up for me,” Braekhus said. “I have strong sparring partners, like (former opponent) Jessica Balogun. But that is exactly what I need to defeat Castillo in Frederikshavn on September 7.

“The basic fitness training has gone very well, I´ve had the whole summer to get ready and prepare. I am pleased with my shape and in the next weeks we will work on the tactics to break down Castillo.”

The First Lady will be sparring at the Team Sauerland headquarters in Berlin’s Max-Schmeling-Gym. Tickets for the Nordic Fight Night at Arena Nord (September 7) are available at


BROOKLYN, NY (August 14, 2013)-On Thursday night August 22nd at The Fight Factory Arena in Brooklyn, Dmitry Salita’s Star Of David Promotions presents “Brooklyn Brawl Bragging Rights”.

“”The show features fighters from different parts of New York that are fighting to climb up contender status. With the return of world championship boxing to Brooklyn fan enthusiasm is at an all-time high. The talent pool in New York is tremendous. The goal for the series is for fighters to show their skills and connect with fans on a grass roots level.” said Salita.

The show lineup includes:

Undefeated Enver Hallili (3-0, 1 KO) of Bronx, NY will take on once defeated former Amateur standout Treysean Wiggins (3-1, 3 KO’s) of Newburgh, NY in a 6 round welterweight clash. Undefeated Brooklyn’s Glenford Nickey(2-0, 1 KO) will take on his toughest test to date when he takes on rugged Bronx contender Joshua Nieves (2-2, 2 KO’s) in a four round Super Featherweight clash. Undefeated middleweight Brooklyn contender Pete Reyes (2-0, 1 KO) will tussle with Bronx veteran Juan Zapata (2-6-1, 1 KO) in a bout scheduled for four rounds.

A cross roads fights between cruiser weight Brooklyn resident Myron Kadyrov (3-2, 2 KO’s) and Armin Mrkanovic (6-2, 3 KO’s) of Queens is expected to produce fireworks in a bout scheduled for six rounds.

Welterweight pro debuters Mack Babb of Brooklyn and Java Sosa of the Bronx will both look to get their first pro win as they square off against one another in a 4 round bout.

Appearing in a four round bout will be Brooklyn fan favorite Super Featherweight, Angel Garcia (5-2, 2 KO’s); ,Five-Time Detroit Golden Gloves champion and Kronk Gym Super Middleweight Anthony Barnes (1-0, 1KO) will take on Joe Yeardon (2-4-2) of Berlin, New York in a bout scheduled for four rounds; Two-Time golden gloves champion and Amateur standoutWessley Ferrer of Brooklyn will be make his pro debut in a four round Lightweight bout; Featherweight Trevis Hall (3-1-1, 1 KO); Golden Gloves champion Marco Suarez of the Bronx will all also make his pro debut in a four round Super Middleweight bout.

Rounding out the show will be Rajiv “Badabing” Bhattacharya (9-0, 6 KO’s) of Brooklyn’s Starret City Boxing Club looking to capture the New York State Welterweight title in an bout scheduled for eight rounds.

“The New York theme is very strong. All of our fights are local rivalries for Bragging Rights. Great fights top to bottom.” finished Salita

The show will feature a special musical performance by New York upcoming pop sensation Describe who will look to entertain the crowd with his soulful energy in a special live performance.

Tickets are priced at VIP $100, Ringside $75 and General Seating $45

for more information and tickets call 646 -401-5657 or visit

Fight Factory Arena is located at 24 Cobek court, Brooklyn, New York 11235

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