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Cecilia Braekhus feeling in top shape for fight with Jessica McCaskill

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The two meet Saturday night on DAZN for Braekhus’ welterweight championship.

Cecilia Braekhus v Aleksandra Magdziak-Lopes Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images

“I’ve been doing this a long time and I know the drill; it’s not the first time a fight has been cancelled for me,” said Braekhus. “Of course, these are some extraordinary circumstances, but as soon as the fight was off, we wound down a little bit and had some time off before slowly starting back up again. I think we’ve done the right thing, we haven’t over-trained, but we’ve stayed in shape.

“I will get win 37 in Tulsa. Being in Big Bear for so many months has given me another life in boxing, before I have been in meetings, on the phone, flying back and forth, LA to Norway, Norway to LA, but I’ve been just completely focused on my boxing and I am in the best shape, I cannot remember the last time I was in such great shape and I cannot wait for Saturday.”

Braekhus (36-0, 9 KO) also isn’t overlooking McCaskill (8-2, 3 KO), though Braekhus will be the big favorite in the fight. The 38-year-old champion sees this as a big fight, which can set up even bigger fights, just as McCaskill does.

“It’s a huge fight. The setting, being the main fight, a tough opponent in Jessica who we all know from her fights with Erica Farias and Katie Taylor; I think we’re opening boxing for Matchroom with a bang in America.”

Braekhus-McCaskill will stream live on DAZN on Saturday, Aug. 15, starting at 8 pm ET, and Bad Left Hook will be here for full live coverage.