The rematch for the undisputed welterweight title between Jessica McCaskill (9-2, 3 KOs) and Cecilia Brækhus (36-1, 9 KOs) has been announced to take place in the card at Dallas for March 13th. It will be the co-feature bout for the Estrada-Gonzalez rematch.
In Tulsa, McCaskill became the first fighter to defeat Brækhus to become the newly crowned undisputed champion. After activating the rematch clause months after her defeat, the Norwegian is aiming to get her titles back. She completed 24 successful title defenses before losing to the Chicago native.
“I’m very focused on regaining all of my undisputed belts on March 13 in the rematch against Jessica,” said Brækhus. “It will be a very special night in Dallas for my supporters and for all of my worldwide fans who can watch the fight on DAZN.”
McCaskill had been the unified super lightweight champion before beating Brækhus last August. Now in her first defense of those titles she intends to make a more emphatic statement in March.
“I interrupted her career in the first fight,” said McCaskill. “I will end her career in the rematch.”
Also added to the card at the American Airlines Center is Hiroto Kyoguchi (14-0, 9 KOs) defending the WBA light flyweight title against Axel Vega. Kyoguchi signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing in December, and this will be his first fight with that promotion. In 2018, he became a two-division world champion when he defeated Hekkie Butler and Kyoguchi has completed two defenses of that title up to this point.
Kyoguchi fights for the first time in the States against the 20 year old Mexican (14-3-1 8 KOs) who gunning for a World title in his second attempt having challenged for the WBO Minimumweight strap in October 2019.
“I’m very happy to make my debut in the US under the guidance and management of Eddy Reynoso and with my promoter Eddie Hearn and Matchroom,” said Kyoguchi. “I want to thank them for the chance to prove that Japanese boxing is the best in the world. I am very grateful to them and we will put everything into becoming a star in the boxing world.”
“I’m very happy to receive this world title shot,” said Vega. “Kyoguchi is a great champion but I’m a hungry young contender and will conquer the championship on March 13. I want to thank my promoter Tuto Zabala Jr (All Star Boxing) for turning around so quickly, one week after signing and here is my chance, also to my manager Joe Gonzalez and to Eddie Hearn.”