Post by realview on Dec 4, 2016 10:30:15 GMT
Michelle Joy Phelps
It's been awhile but since I hosted but let me say hello guys and we have one hell of a show for you guys this week as the BBU has just been on fire this week, I'd be swearing if I told truly how good I felt this week was in the BBU.
Let's start with the only place we could this week, Jenna Louise Coleman fought Lucy Liu in a battle that had so much history surrounding it, could Jenna keep her title and make history or could Lucy make history of her own?
Then We'll discuss the bantamweight title fight between Una Healy and Azealia Banks, could Una keep her title and continue her one woman dominance of the division or could the youngster rip the torch from the hands of the veteran.
Thirdly, we'll look at Elizabeth Debicki's bout on the same card, could see continue her run of wins since switching over or would Hayley McQueen get herself back into the win column?
Finally, we look at the debut of Stella Maxwell, could the sexist woman of this year win on her debut, she fought a tough starter in Jenny Frost on the same PPV card.
We have to say that there was of course, the JMD tournament quarter finals, Gina Rodriguez debut, Team Canada vs the rest of the world bouts we could have talked about.
That is how hectic this week was but sadly we only have so much we can put into the show and we apologize if any bouts you were keen on didn't get spoken about this week, depending on how busy the BBU is this week, we may come back to discuss the JMD bouts.
As always, thank you to our viewers, we are so proud to have been able to do these bits for coming up for a year and it's you guys who make it worth while.
Post by realview on Dec 4, 2016 10:30:52 GMT
Part 1: Jenna Louise Coleman vs Lucy Liu
So if you haven't seen our show before and didn't see our first episode on the old BBU TV network, we have a soft spot for Jenna Louise Coleman, just so you guys know and we know she loves our show.
On the other hand we respect Lucy Liu so much, she's an icon of am actress and a celeb boxer, a first ballet greatest of all time.
So seeing these two lace up the gloves and get it on in person was massive for us to watch, I know Tom was enthralled by what he saw and I'm sure he shed a tear at the end as he clapped the warriors in the ring.
Quick back story for those who don't know, Jenna came into the fight tied for most wins in a row in a single organization with a certain Lucy Liu also holding the record.
For Lucy, this was the first time she'd stepped foot in a BBU ring and could add another title to her ridiculous amount of titles in her career.
The stage was set and boy did it relieved drama, the first round was all Lucy, Jenna seemed to be caught in the headlights as the occasion even got to her.
The second round was a much tighter affair, each giving as good as they got into the swing of things but after the third round, you'd be hard pressed to say that Jenna had won a round.
Everything changed in the fourth, Jenna landed a beautiful hook to put the living legend down to a fours, the home crowd for Jenna went wild that we couldn't hear ourselves think, Lucy beat the count though.
By the sixth, the fight had swung the other way as Jenna had used her knockdown to power onward, Lucy though was keeping up her side of making this an exciting fight.
The final round was the seventh, both girls gave their all but a right hook after Lucy took a hammering ended the fight and Jenna had broke her opponent's record with 17 wins in a row.
It was a beautiful moment to watch, the two fighters hugging, chatting like old friends and it was truly emotional to watch the torch being passed over from one legend to another.
We were lucky to chat to both and congratulate them on such a fight that will start out in celeb boxing history as a where were you when this fight happened, we can say front row seats proudly.
What's next for Jenna, well hopefully she gives us the scoop as we love having our number one fan here to tell us who is next, with the list of names starting to rise again, the BBU is one special place to be.
Post by realview on Dec 4, 2016 10:31:27 GMT
Part 2: Una Healy vs Azealia Banks
When this fight was announced, I had people asking me what us Americans thought of Azealia getting a shot at the title so soon in her young career, well we couldn't have been prouder on that front, personally she has her doubters for some of the things she says.
As it turned out, the things people said seemed to be the bigger aspect of the story we should have focused on as Azealia stepped into the ring.
Before the fight, both girls made some vicious comments about each other, Azealia even went as far as to call Blackpool for not being big enough for s star of her caliber (again that opinion varies person to person)
Una was surprisingly full blooded in her reply and it led to some tense moments in the press conference the day before the fight.
The fight came and Azealia showed her best qualities off, a big puncher with some good silky skills with her fists.
She also showed her weaknesses, mostly that she her quickly becoming legendary temper, one that has seen her lose friends and get kicked out of parties, was used against her to give Una the better chances to win with her cleaner measured punches.
Una kept working on Azealia did she knocked her out in round 6 and the people of Blackpool were happy to see Azealia lose and leave the embarrassed.
For the record, Una is up to 11 straight wins in a row! That puts her six between Jenna but she is capable of chasing her fellow champions record down.
Meanwhile, Azealia should still be proud by her performance, before her temper made her sloppy, she was doing a great job of controlling the fight.
I can see Azealia getting another shot in future and probably deserves the chance, if she keeps her head course, whose next for Una though?
Post by realview on Dec 4, 2016 10:31:52 GMT
Part 3: Elizabeth Debicki vs Hayley McQueen
Elizabeth Debicki has been proving that sometimes you need a second chance to get things right, as after she lost on her debut in the FCBA to Robin Lawley, since then she's been pulling up trees here in the BBU.
But Hayley McQueen is no push over by any stretch of the word, so this was probably the hardest test for her in her short career in the ring.
The fight was one of the sleeper bouts of the card, while it wasn't a long affair compared to some bouts, it was a cracker of a fight while it lasted.
The welterweights don't glide across the ring like their lighter weight compatriots but damn do they hit like trucks and these two belted each other around the ring for four rounds.
Both showed some great technical skills to box each other but it was those power shots from the tallest fighter in all the BBU that got the job done.
Hayley wilted under the raw strength of Elizabeth, just pounding her head and thank God the referee saved her from more punishment, as she was stuck to the ropes punch drunk and he saved her from a bad injury.
Now the stage is set for one hell of a show down this Christmas, Josephine Skriver vs Elizabeth Debicki will happen and terms have been agreed for the fight.
Josephine beat old Girls Friday fighter Elena Santarelli in five rounds to prepare for this fight and it was another hard hitting affair between the two.
Josephine is looking good in her own right, so expect a hard hitting contest this month and enjoy the show of two of the biggest rivals in the BBU going at it finally.
Post by realview on Dec 4, 2016 10:32:22 GMT
Final part: Stella Maxwell vs Jenny Frost
Well it's been a long year and I always try to win a sexist female of the year award (where my award
) so imagine my surprise that Stella Maxwell wins it and then steps foot into a ring to risk her looks.
She was fight veteran Jenny Frost, whose become a bit of a go to girl it seems now if you want a win but that doesn't mean she's not dangerous.
The fight was a short affair, lasting just four rounds but it was a good affair while it lasted as Jenny had questioned Stella being classed as the best looker and well Stella promised to prove that Jenny wasn't by giving her two big bruises over her eyes.
Jenny had the better of the early going, working away at the body of Stella, keeping in tight to disrupt her flow and playing on those early nerves.
Sadly for Frost, Stella started to get that range working, pounding around the guard of Jenny with some blistering hands to beat her down and in the fourth, a hurt Jenny was put down for the count to large cheers from the Blackpool crowd.
Does Stella have a bright future in the BBU? Her name value is certainly there, you can probably expect her to do double duty and fight in the FCBA fast enough we bet.
Boxing wise we still don't know, it was a good first performance but she needs to work on her inside game to stand a chance against the bigger fishes in the division.
Jenny again needs to stick to women she is sure she can beat, at the moment she's taking the money fights but they dry up when your record becomes worthless to even think about.
But the future is bright in the lightweight division as another stunning fighter joins our ranks.