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McCASKILL UPSETS BRAEKHUS IN TULSA

Jessica McCaskill (9-2, 3 KOs) became undisputed female welterweight champion by dethroning the previously unbeaten Cecilia Braekhus (36-1, 9 KOs) by majority decision in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma.

McCaskill started the better of the two before Braekhus got a foothold in the fight in the second half. Scores were 95-95, 97-93, 97-94.

The victory meant that McCaskill would spoil Braekhus’ bid for her 26th successful title defense to break Joe Louis’ record.

In a final eliminator for the WBA super welterweight title, Israil Madrimov (6-0, 5 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Eric Walker (20-3, 9 KOs).

Madrimov thought he had victory within his grasp in the ninth when he seemingly knocked out Walker with a left hook but referee Gary Ritter ruled Madrimov knocked down Walker with his shoulder and called a foul.

Walker was given five minutes to recover and to his credit continued to make it to the final bell. Madrimov dropped Walkerin the twelfth, but was also deducted a point for a low blow. Scores were 116-110, 116-111, 116-110.

Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom

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