Braekhus v Lopes : Shields v Hermans

 

Cecilia Braekhus is facing Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes in a HBO fight card that is featuring the Colombian born Norwegian resident Braekhus in a fight for best female fighter pound for pound in the world. The last outing saw Braekhus outpoint Kali Reis in a spirited battle that just made me want to see more of the 34-0 phenom. The fight, on 12/08/2018 should prove to be a good one.

In the co main event Claressa Shields, the middleweight champion, takes on Femke Hermans in what should be fast and furious, I want to say 10? maybe 11? Who knows what they’re up to now, the point being the current champion and gold medal winner should be in display with her fast hands and numerous combinations. I, for one, am not going to miss this event.

Good for HBO. Broke the model on their last fight by breaking from the norm and making the leading ladies of the sport the highlight. Maybe if they get enough viewers, HBO will come back to boxing.