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A Message for Holly

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Is Cecilia Braekhus the Queen of the Ring, or the Queen of Smug?

In the video linked to here, Braekhus an unbeaten boxer from Norway, calls out Albuquerque’s Holly Holm in no uncertain terms.

For truth in advertising, I’ll give this video a C-minus. It’s true that Holm was knocked out by France’s Anne Sophie Mathis, and it’s true that Braekhus beat Mathis by unanimous decision. But what’s omitted is that Holm also decisioned Mathis in a June return match.

If Braekhus’ promoters think this video will goad Holm and her promoter, Lenny Fresquez, into leaping at the first chance they have to fight Braekhujs, they’re mistaken.

Everyone agrees that this fight needs to happen. But where, when and on whose terms is a long way from being settled.

Fresquez says, yes, there has been talk of the two facing each other next summer in Las Vegas. But that’s far from a certainty.


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