Brækhus vs McCaskill: How to live stream, time, venue, where to watch and the pre-buzz around the Welterweight Championship bout
Boxing fans have a weekend of fights to look forward to. The biggest fight card is Cecilia Brækhus vs Jessica McCaskill where the former will defend her Welterweight title. There's more at stake for the undisputed "first lady" of boxing as a win on Saturday, August 15, will see her snap Joe Louis's record of 25 consecutive title defenses. Ahead of the bout, here's a quick primer of all that you need to know.
The fight is scheduled at 8 pm ET on Saturday, August 15, 2020.
The showdown is set to happen on the streets of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The intersection of E. 5th Street and S. Boston Avenue will have a ring setup where the two boxers will face-off.
How to live stream
The fight can be streamed live on DAZN, a global live sports streaming service. United States, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Japan can access the service and can be played on the following platforms— Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast and Roku.
Pre-buzz around the bout
Brækhus comes in with a 36-0 with 9 knockouts as her record while McCaskill has 8-2 with 3 knockouts. The winner of this match will be taking on the winner of Katie Taylor vs Delfine Persoon which is a rematch set for August 22. There is no doubt McCaskill comes in as the underdog in this bout and all eyes will be on Brækhus as she hopes to make it win no 37.
Talking about the game, "I will get win 37 in Tulsa," she said. "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-Norway, Norway-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."
Who will win
The money is on Brækhus to take this home with a clinical display. There's some chatter about McCaskill pulling an upset win, but the experience and the skill levels might see the Norwegian have the upper hand.