The First Lady of Boxing, Cecilia Brækhus 24-0 (7KO), the reigning WBO/WBC/WBA Female Welterweight champion and widely considered as the P4P #1 female boxer has official confirmed that she has split from long term promoters Sauerland Promotions, a move that has initially started brewing after the failed negotiations to make the long awaited showdown with American Light Welterweight champion, Holly Holm 33-2-3 (9KO).
Speaking directly to the biggest Norwegian TV broadcaster NRK the Colombian born Norwegian native felt that Sauerland had failed to get her the fights that she truly wanted. "It has been so frustrating," admitted Brækhus, "the fourth belt, the IBF belt, I've always dreamed of winning [to unify the division]. It would be something historic. One such fight that I wanted Sauerland to make, but I have not been told why I did not get [the chance] to box for the IBF title."
However a dispute has now ensued with Team Sauerland claiming that they still have a binding contract, something that Brækhus and her team dispute.
According to Brækhus' lawyer Morten Andreassen, "the case is not complicated, Cecilia has no agreement at present. She is free from her past agreement. We have no doubts, the previous agreement has expired, we have analysed the case very carefully."
Nisse Sauerland sent an email to NRK.com with the following statement, "we have an exclusive contract with Cecilia and it is still valid. We have supported Cecilia since the beginning and it seems a pity that the situation has come to this. We hope to avoid the case ending up in court."
It is believed that the situation finally came to a head when both fighter and promoter couldn't agree about a potential fight on May 24th.
Brækhus though still has no concrete plans for when her next fight will take place and who against though she has stated it shouldn't be too long until she is back in the ring. However her immediate plans have been made crystal clear by her manager Rune Brynhildsen.
"We have alerted the international federations that Cecilia now represents herself and is her own promoter," said Brynhildsen, in a move that resembles what the Klitschko brothers successfully managed over many years.