Stakes are extremely high for Cecilia Brækhus vs. Jessica McCaskill.
Not only is Brækhus defending her undisputed welterweight championship, but she has the chance to break Joe Louis' title defense streak of 25 with a victory. That and the winner between Brækhus and McCaskill will inch one step closer to facing the victor of Katie Taylor vs. Delfine Persoon for even more boxing glory.
It all goes down on the streets of Tulsa, Okla., on Saturday, Aug. 15. Both Brækhus and McCaskill are more than ready for the blockbuster showdown.
"She's a great fighter, but I'm just better than her all around," Brækhus said about McCaskill in a recent Matchroom Boxing video. "I think it will be a very high-paced fight."
McCaskill, the unified super lightweight champion, can't wait to use Aug. 15 as a proving ground to the boxing world, and she believes delivering a KO will be the best way for her to do so.
"The fight is all or nothing," McCaskill said in a Matchroom Boxing video of her own. "The win has to be very distinctive — no gray area. We're looking for the knockout, but I'm not going to go in fighting wild. I'm going to play it smart and show off my skills and do the best I can to get the win."
Will the undefeated Brækhus continue her reign of dominance and make history in the process, or will McCaskill seize the opportunity and add to her own status?
Here's everything you need to know about Cecilia Brækhus vs. Jessica McCaskill.
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Cecilia Brækhus vs. Jessica McCaskill fight date, start time
- Date: Saturday, Aug. 15
- Time: 8 p.m. ET
The Brækhus vs. Jessica McCaskill card will begin at 8 p.m. ET.
How to watch Brækhus vs. McCaskill: TV, live stream
The Brækhus vs. McCaskill fight is available on DAZN.
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Brækhus vs. McCaskill on DAZN is available to users in the following markets: United States, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Japan. In addition to those countries, select beta testers worldwide are able to watch the fight ahead of the upcoming global roll-out of the service.
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How much does Brækhus vs. McCaskill cost?
In the United States, a subscription to DAZN costs $19.99 a month, or one can sign up for a year for $99.99.
Current subcribers can watch Brækhus vs. McCaskill as part of your plan.
DAZN subscribers can live stream the Brækhus vs. McCaskill card in addition to several other live events and original programming included in DAZN's multi-sport offering.
Where is the Brækhus vs. McCaskill fight?
The Brækhus vs. McCaskill fight will take place in the heart of Tulsa, Okla., as Matchroom Boxing will have a ring placed in the intersection of E. 5th Street and S. Boston Avenue. Fans won't be present and social distancing of personnel will be in effect due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Neither Brækhus or McCaskill have ever fought in Oklahoma.
Cecilia Brækhus record and bio
- Nationality: Norweigan
- Born: Sept. 28, 1981
- Height: 5-7
- Reach: N/A
- Total fights: 36
- Record: 36-0 with 9 knockouts
Jessica McCaskill record and bio
- Nationality: American
- Born: Sept. 8, 1984
- Height: 5-6
- Reach: N/A
- Total fights: 10
- Record: 8-2 with 3 knockouts
Brækhus vs. McCaskill fight card
- Cecilia Brækhus vs. Jessica McCaskill for Brækhus' undisputed welterweight titles
- Israil Madrimov vs. Eric Walker; Junior middleweight
- Nikita Ababiy vs. Jarvis Williams; Middleweight
- Shakhram Giyasov vs. Wiston Campos; Junior welterweight
- Raymond Ford vs. Eric Manriquez; Featherweight