It’s said “records are made to be broken” and that is the goal of COL born now Norwegian resident Cecilia “First Lady” Braekhus who holds all of the organizations welterweight titles. She currently has made twenty-one title defenses making her fourth in the all-time boxing records.
Chayaphon Moonsri is the WBC Minimumweight world champion and undefeated in 48 fights from Thailand. He is just one win away from matching the late Rocky Marciano and two away from Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s fifty.
Braekhus, 31-0 (18), in just her eleventh fight back in March of 2009 won both the WBC & WBA titles defeating Vinni Skovgaard, 7-0, of Denmark. In May of 2010 she added the WBO title. In September of 2014 in her fifteenth defense she added the IBF title. In her seventeenth defense she added the IBO title to her other four titles.
In defeating the IBF champion Ivana Habazin, 13-1, of Croatia, she added her fourth title. She has title defenses defeating the likes of Chevelle “Fist of Steel” Hallback, 28-6-2, of the US in May of 2011, Jessica “The Hammer” Balogun, 22-1, of Germany, in June of 2012, and September of 2014, former WBA & WBC champion Anne Sophie Mathis, 26-2, of France, in September of 2012, and October of 2016, Mia St. John, 47-12-2, in April of 2013, Myrian Lamare, 22-3, of France.
In 2017 Braekhus has defeated Klara Svennson, 17-1, of Sweden, the former WBC lightweight champion Erica Anabella Farias, 24-1, of Argentina and in her last defense in October Mikaela Lauren, 29-4, of Sweden whom she defeated in her fourth defense. She is 36.
Braekhus defended her titles twelve times in Denmark, two in Finland, three in Germany and her last four in Norway. In making her twenty-first defense she pulls even with Sven “Phantom” Ottke, Joe “Pride of Wales” Calzaghe, Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr., Bernard “Be-Hop” Hopkins and Ponsaklek Wonjongkam. There are only six with more defenses in Darius “Tiger” Michalczewski 23, Wladimir “Dr. Steelhammer” Klitschko, 23, Ricardo “Finito” Lopez, 24, Joe “The Brown Bomber” Louis 25, Omar “El Huracan” Narvaez and Julio “J.C.” Cesar Chavez with 27.
Moonsri, 48-0 (17), aka Wanheng Menayothin, of Thailand, is scheduled November 24th against Japan’s Tatsuya Fukuhara, 19-5-6, who lost his WBO minimumweight title in his last fight in August. Moonsri won his title in November of 2014 and has made seven title defenses. All of his forty-eight fights have been in Thailand. A win in November will match Marciano’s 49-0 record. He is 31.