Post by girlsfriday on May 26, 2020 23:59:57 GMT
(Written by Girls Friday/Results by Lookout!)
(Free Agent vs Free Agent)
The opening bout tonight sees Suki Waterhouse do battle with the debuting Lily James, can Suki get her first ever win tonight or will Lily have a successful first night in the ring here in Cardiff's BBU Arena.
Suki is 28 years old; she stands 5'9, holding a record of no wins, with 9 defeats.
Lily is 32 years old; she stands 5'7, as stated this is her debut, with her being famous for being in films like "Fast Girls" and "Cinderella" during her long acting career.
Before the fight both were interviewed in their locker rooms by BBU TV reporter Anna Woolhouse, who first went into Waterhouse's locker room to see her getting her hands tapped while she talks to her coach and her best friend Cara Delevingne.
The model tells Anna "god I can't believe Lily chose me as her first opponent, I mean does she think I am that easy? Did you see her fat arse in that mobile phone advert Cara?" With Cara laughing.
"Suki trust me Lily is just a second rate actress, we are the real stars in London, I mean to think you'd have to be dumb to think there is a boxer inside that flabby body of hers" laughs Cara as both clearly think Lily is a joke.
Anna's expression tells otherwise as she asks why Suki thinks she will win, the modeling duo look insulted by that question, Suki replying "really? F***ing really! God how the hell do you have a job Anna?" Cara nudges Anna out the door as she claims she is just a hater.
Heading into Lily's locker room, Anna sees her shadow boxing to warm up, Lily nods to Anna with a smile as she stops to talk to the reporter.
"I've had talks the past few years to join the BBU before, I won't say who has spoken to me but I always had something getting in the way, so here I am abs and all" winking at that part as Anna grins at her.
Asked why she got her agent to set up a fight with Suki, Lily answers "well I want to ease into the sport, I have had some training and I have always been proud of physique, working out is natural to me so I am not worried about facing Suki"
Patting Anna on her left shoulder, she tells her "I hope someday you'll be talking to me as a champion here in the BBU, I couldn't wait too much longer or it would be too late for me, tonight I begin my journey and I can't wait" looking excited to get in the ring.
Fighting time; out comes Suki wearing a yellow robe, heading down to the ring with her coach and Cara walking behind her, she has her arms out at her sides with a smug grin.
The robe gets taken off to reveal a black sports bra with yellow trim, matching trunks and shoes, yellow gloves, while her hair is tied back into a ponytail.
Getting into the ring, Suki poses at the center of the ring with arms on her hips, pouting as she looks like she should be on a catwalk then going to fight.
Now out comes Lily, she heads down the aisle with a beaming smile, waving to the fans as her coach follows behind her, Lily enjoying hearing getting cheered on to the ring.
She is wearing a blue sports bra with white trim, matching trunks and shoes, white gloves with blue thumbs, while her hair has been tied back into a ponytail too.
Stepping into the ring for the first time in her career, Lily is grinning as she warms up, her coach telling her to enjoy this but make sure she focuses to win, Lily nodding as she stretches.
Brought to the center of the ring, the fighters stare each other square in the eyes, Suki trash talking Lily, who just grins at her, not worried one bit by the winless fighter.
They thud their gloves into their opponent's when urged by the referee, stepping back to their corners, ready for the bell to start 10 rounds of lightweight action.
Coming out their corners, they exchange stinging jabs to start, Suki trying to establish her reach advantage to kick off the round, dancing up on her toes side to side.
She misses with a jab though as Lily slips it, a pounding overhand right into the cheek of Suki, who finds herself being pushed back by Lily's straight shots into her face.
Suki needing to use her left to nudge back Lily, landing a double jab to the top of James's head, moving around the outside of the ring, trying to keep back the actress to the outside.
But she can't keep Lily back, with two cross punches knocking Waterhouse's head side to side, pressed into the ropes as Lily goes to work on the body of Suki.
Who groans out as she is being herded around the ring, Suki needing to nudge back Lily, with Suki getting off the ropes to start coming back at James, with them going toe to toe in the final moments of the round.
Returning to their corners, Lily gets a thumbs up by her coach after a strong opening round, with Suki getting told off Cara not to let that bytch push her around.
Lily looks to keep on top of things, the fighters drill jabs into the others face, Suki boxing more on the back foot as she shows off her footwork.
Getting a little to keen to get inside, Lily gets caught with a right cross as Suki sidesteps her, drilling in a follow up jab/straight to the face of the smaller woman to push her back.
While Suki has an open guard, she is doing enough to keep Lily on the back foot, with Lily trying to dodge but is getting clipped to her cheeks.
Heading into the final minute after being kept back for most of the round, Lily finally times her attack, parrying a straight to land right of her own to the cheek of Suki.
With the fighters trading in tight, Lily forcing the inside exchanges as they grind heads, the bell rings to end the round, with Cara smiling as she tells her bestie "that's it Suki, f*** that flabby bytch" making her fellow model grin.
Up on their toes as they circle around the center of the ring, with Suki moving back when Lily makes tries to dart to the inside, the early clean punches coming from the model so far.
Feinting with her straight, Lily catches out Suki after the first minute with a left cross across her jaw, an uppercut follows to knock back Waterhouse to her heels.
Where Suki is pushed back on into a corner, Lily switching up her punches nicely, making it hard for Suki, whose body has a nice pink hue around the sides where hooks are flying in.
Clinching up with James to stop the assault, Suki looks relieved for the referee to step in, with just under thirty seconds to go, Suki is able to get into space to work.
Showing her legs are still OK under her, Suki doubling up her jab to keep her opponent back, happy when the bell rings as she heads back to her corner, Cara not saying a word as she let's Suki's coach do their thing.
Across the ring Lily is being told to not rush in, when she is timing her attacks well she is hurting Suki, too many times though she is getting hit coming in when she doesn't need to.
Doubling up her jab more to try to keep Lily back, Suki is trying to be more defensive, box her way into this fight as it is a cagey opening thirty seconds.
Till Lily can swoop her way in with an overhand left across the cheek of Suki, she follows up with two pounding body shots before she is shoved back out to range.
Where Suki manages to sidestep and land a right cross, the tables turning for the time being as now Lily is knocked back by a left/right combo straight into her face.
Lily forced into her shell as Suki uses little shoves with her left forearm to nudge back the smaller woman, sending some nice crisp hooks around the guard of Lily to her sides to make her groan out.
Again though Suki leaves her left hand too low, a right hook comes out the guard of the actress, turning Waterhouse's head as the crowd roar seeing sweat fly off.
Back to the center of the ring they go in the final moments of the round, Suki trying to stand her ground, not looking great though in these inside exchanges as her head keeps getting knocked backwards.
At the end of the round both women stare hard at their opponent, turning back to their corners after a closer round, both getting wiped down as they get advice on how to improve heading into the next round.
Trying to force back Lily early after boxing off the back foot, she misses though with a straight and eats an uppercut to knock her head back, with an overhand left smacking across her face.
Lily starting to pick apart Suki, she slips a desperate right cross, A LEFT HOOK FOLLOWED BY AN UPPERCUT SENDS SUKI DOWN TO HER BACK!
Raising her fists in the air as she looks excited to score her first ever knockdown, 1...2...3....4.. Suki turns to her front, 5...6... Trying to get up but her legs are gone, 7...8... Suki down on all fours, 9...10 that is it!
Winner Lily James KO Round 5
Jumping for joy at her first ever win, Lily gets a round of applause for a beautiful combo that finished off the fight, her coaches hugging her as she returns to her combo.
While Suki is helped to her knees by Cara, her coach washes her face down as Cara tells her "god you had that lucky bytch!" The coach rolls their eyes as they certainly didn't see that.
Helping Suki back to her corner, they can work on her better as Cara looks like she is chewing a bee judging by her expression, scowling at the celebrating Lily across the ring from them.
Once the fighters have been cleared up, they come to the center of the ring, where Lily is ecstatic as her arm is raised, the first victory of her new career now official as her fans celebrate.
Cara doesn't though as she tells Lily "mark my words bytch! I'll pay you back for this someday" helping Suki out the ring, with Lily scowling at her as the animosity is growing between those two, maybe a future rivalry beginning before our eyes.
While Suki has her head down, that is ten defeats now, while not her worse performance, she will still be seen as a punch bag by many needing a win, something Cara tries to get out her best friends head, it looks like it will be hard to shift.
Inside the ring Lily poses for the cameras, flexing her right arm as she shows off her Pearl white teeth in a lovely smile, her fans seem excited what the future might hold for her going forwards.
So does Lily as she leaves the ring, talking to her coach about hitting the gym again as soon as she can to keep in top shape, she looks to have certainly caught the boxing bug.