Having lost for the first time as a professional, Norway’s Cecilia Braekhus opened up on the close decision that could of gone either way. Taking it well, it sounds like retirement after a very successful professional career is a possibility:
“Jessica just threw more punches than me and she really, really wanted it,” Braekhus (36-1, 9KO’s) told DAZN’s Todd Grisham. “I am not going to say any more. I just want to congratulate her and hope she takes good care of these belts. I spent a lifetime collecting these belts, I hope she takes care of them and I know that she will.”
“I want to go back to New York next and relax a little bit. I’ve been training for a long time now, almost a year. So I want to relax a little bit and hopefully I can fight again by the end of the year.”
“I don’t know what will happen right now,” admitted Braekhus. “But I’m so proud to be part of women’s boxing right now. If this is my last fight, I can leave boxing saying that I was a part of this. I took part in women’s boxing at this level. That will be my biggest achievement.
“I’ve done so much. I miss my friends, my family. Women’s boxing is just in an amazing place right now. They will be just fine without me.”