Post by girlsfriday on May 26, 2020 23:54:11 GMT
(Written by Girls Friday/Results by Lookout!)
(Girls Friday vs Free Agent)
Now we have two former bantamweight title contenders duking it out, Olympia Valance and Fleur East are here in the BBU Arena hoping to keep in the title hunt.
Olympia is 27 years old; she stands 5'8, holding a record of 11 wins, all coming by knockout, with only 1 defeat.
Fleur is 32 years old; she stands 5'6, holding a record of 8 wins, all coming by way of knockout, with only 1 defeat.
This fight has been brewing over a month, Olympia was ringside scouting Fleur as she fought Azealia Banks, Fleur defeated Azealia in six rounds, the fight was agreed a day later as both wanted this fight badly.
BBU TV's Anna Woolhouse went to each fighters locker room, heading into the Girls Friday room first to see Olympia warming up with her coach Hilary Swank, while Alessandra Ambrosio is getting her hands tapped by Taryn Terrell.
Asked why they wanted this fight, Olympia replies "simple, I like to fight the best and Fleur doesn't get the respect I think she deserves, don't think I am exactly going to be her friend though, but you don't have a record like hers without being good at this"
She continues "I am going to keep on top of my career now, too long I've sat back and watched others have success, I'm not wasting my prime" Anna leaving after wishing Olympia good luck.
Heading into East's locker room, Anna sees her stretching, Fleur stopping for a moment to tell Anna "hey, I hope you enjoyed me beating up Azealia last month, that had been too long in coming for that bytch" smiling as she starts shadow boxing.
Changing the subject, Fleur says "now I have Olympia in my way, she can think that she can beat me all she wants, I'm going to bully her around the ring and after I am going to work my way into a title shot, hell if Alice Eve can then why can't I?" Thudding her gloves together as Anna nods at her.
Fighting time; Olympia leads out Hilary and Eva Carneiro, she jogs down the aisle with a big smile, looking excited to get back in the ring.
She is wearing a green sports bra, matching trunks, shoes and gloves, her hair tied into a ponytail as she gets into the ring to warm up into her corner.
Fleur heads out now with her glove, pumping her right fist into the air as she jogs down the aisle too, looking as up for this fight as her opponent tonight, her coach following behind grinning at her exuberance.
She is wearing a black sports bra with green trim, matching trunks, black gloves and shoes, her hair is braided as she climbs into the ring and blows kisses to the crowd, settling into her warm up as she works her coaches hands like they are pads.
Stepping to the center of the ring, they scowl at the other, neither showing any love for their opponent, with the thud of their gloves bumping into each other making that point even clearer.
Returning to their corners, they get their gumshields in and last minute advice, the bell rings to a loud cheer as they begin 10 rounds of bantamweight action.
At the bell both these smooth operators are up on their toes circling, probing punches being exchanged as neither wants to make a mistake too soon, Olympia landing some crisp jabs, while Fleur darts in with single punches to the body.
Dipping under a straight, Fleur shows off her speed by getting inside with the first combination, a three punch set of body shots to make her taller opponent hiss out.
Things starting to step up a gear as they trade more punches, Fleur looking to keep the gap at least at midrange, wanting to land her power punches as she forces the pace.
Maybe Olympia has come out the colder, Fleur finding ways around her punches to land some hard overhand punches to the cheeks of the actress, turning her head as she starts to work her back to the outside of the ring.
In the final moments of the round, Olympia gives East a taste of why she has to be careful, landing an uppercut that knocks black the ebony fighters head, Fleur needing to cover up as Valance comes back at her hard with two more head shots before the bell rings to end the round.
A strong start for Fleur as she returns to her corner, her coach wanting her to keep pressing back Olympia, both knowing if they can keep up the pace that the fight could easily be hers.
Doubling up her jab as she moves side to side, Olympia trying to make it harder for her smaller opponent to get in as close, she is forcing East to tighten her guard up.
An overhand right just misses Olympia's chin, she counters with a right across the ear of her opponent, then a left to the jaw of Fleur to make her retreat back.
While Fleur is having some success moving to the inside to work the body of Olympia, it is the Aussie who is landing the cleaner punches, allowing her to control the action on the outside.
A double jab/straight combo pushes back Fleur, who finds herself on the ropes, with Olympia trying to bash her sides in with hooks, this time it's Valance leaving herself open to an uppercut to knock her back.
Fleur coming on strong in the final moments of the round, both women trading on the inside up till the bell rings, ending the round with Olympia getting a pat on the shoulder from Hilary for a better round.
Both coming out their corners swinging more punches, Fleur darts inside with a left/right combo straight into the abs of the taller fighter, just missing with an overhand left as Olympia leans out the way before rifling a straight into the mouth of East.
Fleur again is able to push the pace as she has Olympia herded towards the ropes, banging away to the body as she tries to cut the leggy Aussie down to size.
Though that leaves her open to several punches across her face in reply, making Fleur's coach tell her to get right into the face of her opponent, make herself more compact to hit.
Which she does, nearly headbutting Olympia to the chin as she gets in three hooks to the body, she is pulled into a front headlock though by Olympia, forcing the referee to step in to break them up.
Seconds to go in the round, Olympia catches Fleur coming in with a double jab square to the nose, the follow up straight just before the bell rings has opened a cut on the bridge of East's nose, a minor injury on what has been a good round for the singer.
Who sits on her stool smiling, Fleur feeling confident she can bully back the younger woman, while Olympia is being told to box more smartly, letting Fleur get inside is the worst thing she can do.
Coming out their corners with their eyes locked in an intense stare, they both trade stiff jabs as Fleur is looking to close the gap right away, she lands some crisp body shots before a right across that cut nose makes her think better of staying in close right now.
While Fleur starts off the opening minute strongly, Olympia is slowly getting her rhythm going as she targets that cut on the nose, making Fleur wince each time she hits her clean.
After moving inside to land more body crunching blows, Fleur gets nudged back by a left forearm to the chest, an uppercut then knocks her head back, with a double jab pressing her further backwards.
Stepping back out the way of an overhand right, Olympia then smacks Fleur across her chin with a left hook, that looks to have opened up East to a follow up three punch straight combo that snaps her head back.
Having a hard time landing much, Fleur is getting rocked by some clean shots through her guard, she is trying to close the gap but is leaving herself too open.
At the conclusion of the round, that cut on Fleur's nose is running more now, Olympia's gloves starting to be stained by it, with Fleur wincing as her nose is being worked on.
Trying to close that gap early with a big punch, Fleur swings in an overhand left that Olympia sees a mile off, instead a double jab smacks that cut, THEN TWO UPPERCUTS LAND FLUSH TO SEND FLEUR TO HER BUM!
The crowd goes wild as Olympia raises her right fist into the air, being nudged to the neutral corner, 1...2...3... Fleur shakes her head to clear the cobwebs, 4....5...6... Getting to a knee, Fleur watches the count, 7...8.. She gets to her feet with a wobble, the referee checks her, letting her continue.
Back comes Olympia right away, she feints to open up Fleur, who looks shaky when she misses with a left cross, Olympia pounds three punches straight into her face to rock her backwards.
Into the ropes goes Fleur, who tries to swing back but eats another uppercut, A BARRAGE OF PUNCHES SMACKS FLEUR INTO HER FACE AS HER LEFT EYE LOOKS TO BE SWELLING, EAST'S CORNER THROWS IN THE TOWEL, THE REFEREE PULLS OLYMPIA OFF HER AS THIS FIGHT IS OVER!
Winner Olympia Valance TKO Round 5
Another impressive stoppage for Olympia, she pounds her blood stained right glove on her chest as she yells "f***ing come on!" Her fans cheering her.
All the while Fleur is slumped into the ropes, looking like a cool breeze might topple her, coaches rushing out to help her back to her corner, no complaints from Fleur on her corner stopping the fight.
While in the opposite corner, Olympia gets a hug from her corner crew, telling her "the best is back" making Olympia grin as she slips off her gloves and gets a drink.
Fleur is OK it seems after she is checked on by the ringside doctor, her corner team saving her from untold damage, she thanks them as she knows her arse was being handed to her there, no excuses from the Brit.
Once they are cleaned up they come to the center of the ring, Fleur shows good sportsmanship to fist bump Olympia and tell her "good fight" Olympia nods back in reply.
Olympia gets her hand raised by the referee, she pumps her opposite hand in the air as she'll be hoping this is another run to the title picture again.
Out the ring steps Fleur with her not looking too disheartened, she tells her coaches she'll get her next time, they smile at her in reply, happy she isn't letting this loss bring her down.
Back in the ring Olympia poses for the cameras with her blowing kisses to them, she is beaming as she knows how dangerous Fleur can be, to dispatch her in five rounds is impressive.
Leaving the ring, it'll be interesting to see how far Olympia can go, her record is impressive, she just needs that marquee win to really cement herself as an elite fighter and not just a contender.