Post by realview on Aug 9, 2020 8:30:01 GMT
Real View intro:
Hello ladies and gentlemen; this week saw action in Tottenham Hotspur's football stadium, while we also look at a fight from the past.
As ever we urge you to go look up the fights from this past week before reading these posts, we don't want you ruining the fights for yourself.
This is what we will be discussing:
*Kelly Brook vs Alice Goodwin*
*Holly Hagan vs Fiona Wade*
*Florence Pugh vs Claire Foy*
*Fight from the past: Mary Elizabeth Winstead vs Alesha Dixon*
Remember to keep your eyes out for more amazing BBU action coming this week, as always we hope you are all safe and wishing you the best from all of us in the BBU.
Post by realview on Aug 9, 2020 8:31:02 GMT
Part 1: Kelly Brook vs Alice Goodwin
The main event from this past Thursdays event saw two of our stunning former Page 3 girls duke it out, they are very similar in builds with each wanting to be wearing gold before long.
Now the big difference is title experience, Kelly has a Rolodex of title wins to brag about, winning gold in the BBU and the FCBA, even being a former Queen of the Ice Hotel.
While Alice can best be described as the bridesmaid of the welterweight division on both sides of the Atlantic, losing several title fights in her career, looking dominant in most fights.
The build up was heated between them, even coming to blows as it was clear these two simply do not get along, hair littered the stage to prove that point.
Once the bell rung it was really on, neither holding back much in a hectic first round, not always the cleanest exchanges, a good marker for what was to come.
After Alice looked good in the second round, she got caught though in the third after missing with a right hook, an uppercut knocked her down onto her backside.
Up got Alice with Kelly right into her face, the former champion looked to be in firm control, switching up her punches as she isn't just a pure power puncher, she also is a skillful fighter.
But one mistake by Kelly left her open to a counter attack, Alice hammering back Brook in the fifth round, with both bleeding from cuts as they didn't hold back their punches.
The end came in the seventh, a liver shot took the fight out of Brook, who went to all fours and was counted out, a massive win for Alice who adds another big name to her record.
If Alice could do it on the big stage she could be a dominant champion, sadly for her fans something is holding her back; maybe nerves, maybe something in her technique the elite are seeing.
Kelly meanwhile shouldn't be too disheartened by the result, she is coming up to forty one and yet she is still a dangerous opponent for anyone, winning her BBU welterweight title only months ago, too early to write her off shocking the world again someday.
Post by realview on Aug 9, 2020 8:32:17 GMT
Part 2: Holly Hagan vs Fiona Wade
These two beautiful women were wanting to make a mark in the flyweight division, some would argue both are in that mid pack right now with their results, adding to the importance of this fight for them.
Holly is a former JMD champion, since losing the title a year ago she has now turned to the flyweight title, beginning her hunt for the belt by defeating Aussie legend Dannii Minogue last month.
Fiona on the other hand has had mixed results through her career, some impressive wins then set back by defeat, she has told the press how much she hates being seen as a gatekeeper of the division for months.
Neither seemed the least bit afraid of the other, telling journalists how they were going to batter the other as you'd expect, with both making it known to the other how much they were going to enjoy winning this fight and making their opponent submit to them.
Fighting time come around with Fiona kicking off the fight the better, using her more boxing techniques to Holly's slugger style to frustrate the younger woman, bashing her face with straight punches through her guard.
The second round did see Holly get some more success, again though Wade came out on top by landing the cleaner punches, giving Hagan's cheeks a healthy cherry red from her fists.
Things turned in the third, Holly finally landed one of her bigger punches, throwing more hooks into the face of Fiona, an uppercut putting down the Yorkshire lass to her back.
While Fiona got up and made it to round four, she was leaking too many big punches, ending up eating another uppercut that ended the fight with Wade flat out cold on her back.
It was a slow start by Holly but an excellent win for her, she has been losing weight and now has more muscle on her frame, if she adapts her style to use her jab more to set up those big hooks she has, Holly could be very dangerous in the division.
Fiona as much as I like her, I know she'll hate me but she is firmly a gatekeeper, she has the skills and is fit, problem is she isn't in her prime, starting her career late is a shame as I'd have loved to see how she did if she started at twenty, not late thirties.
Post by realview on Aug 9, 2020 8:33:25 GMT
Part 3: Florence Pugh vs Claire Foy
There were some nice scenes in the build up to this fight, two respectful women who talked each other up before they started laying into the other.
Florence made her boxing debut a month ago against Gina Rodriguez, she hasn't went for the usual cast of jobbers we see wheeled out for rookies, picking two tougher opening fights then most.
Claire was making her BBU debut, she had one win in two fights, beating Felicity Jones in her last fight, she has shown she has the skills, just needs more work so this was going to be interesting.
The fight started with Claire kicking off strong, Florence looked to be a little tense, leading to her being pushed back around the ring.
Back come Florence in the third, she opened up more and found different angles to strike, leading to her giving the slightly slower Claire problems as she was literally beating her to the punch.
The speed of Florence proved too much for Claire, who by the sixty round was shipping too many punches into her face, finding herself on her back thanks to a left/right hook combination.
Another good performance from Florence, she doesn't look overawed by her older opponent's, the fact she has Scarlett Johansson as a sparring partner can only help.
While Claire didn't look half bad in her debut, maybe she can fight a few opponent's that will help build her up, in her mid thirties she can't simply wait to keep learning too long before trying to make a move up the rankings.
Post by realview on Aug 9, 2020 8:35:47 GMT
Final Part: a fight to remember: Mary Elizabeth Winstead vs Alesha Dixon
Back in 2012 the woman who would become a Tractorpull Hall of Famer, Mary Elizabeth Winstead came to the BBU for some experience, coming out from America to do so.
In her way in one of her tour fights was Alesha Dixon, who would go on to become a BBU Hall of Famer herself, both firmly in their prime at the time of this collision course.
Now if you want to read the fight before my review of the fight, here is a link to it on the archive page:fcbahistory.pbworks.com/w/page/52101421/7%20March%202012%20Mary%20Elizabeth%20Winstead%20vs%20Alesha%20Dixon
For those who love humiliations after your fights, both fighters promised that they were going to use the white belt that Alesha had been using on her beaten opponents.
Stepping into the ring on the 7th March, the hate that had grown in the weeks before the fight was clearly on show, the stares full of anger as they come out for the opening bell.
It was an energetic start, fists flying as they didn't focus much on defence, trying to unload on each other, Alesha seemed to find a way to stem the flow of punches coming at her with body shots to the American.
Back came Mary in the next round, taking a page from Dixon's playbook to go to the body, driving back Alesha and even knocking her down in the third round with a right hook.
Alesha would show her toughness, fighting back after her nose is bloodied by Mary's stiff jab and straights, hurting the actress with hooks under her ribs.
Things would turn dire for Alesha again though, in the seventh round Alesha took more punches to her nose opened her up to an uppercut that sent her down for the count.
As promised Mary would punish Alesha with the belt, making a massive statement that showed she shouldn't be messed with afterwards by anyone daring to challenge her.
The reason I picked this fight to be remembered, apart from it being a great scrap between two top fighters, both fighters history would truly begin from this point, both going on to win titles and as stated become Hall of Famers, even now they are still adding to their legacy's.