Post by realview on Nov 1, 2020 8:23:50 GMT
Real View intro:
Hello ladies and gentlemen; this week was saw one of our biggest PPV's, three title fights headlined the card, with several pieces of news coming out of the event.
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:
*BBU flyweight championship bout*
*BBU bantamweight championship bout*
*BBU welterweight championship bout*
*Alesha Dixon vs Jessica Schwarz*
Keep your eyes open for more great BBU action next week along with more news and trash talk, we hope you are all staying safe.
Post by realview on Nov 1, 2020 8:25:07 GMT
Part 1: BBU flyweight championship bout
For the past month of all the fights going into the latest PPV, this was the one that most people had their eyes on, one side you had the Zara Holland express charging towards the title shot, on the other side was the seemingly unbeatable Diana Korkunova defending her belt.
The debates raged through all us experts, hell I can tell you that my mind changed several times over the month on who would win, with Zara being a powerhouse striker against the sublime skills of Diana.
Even in the build up you could sense the tension between them, Diana as ever was complimentary, but a little cheeky about Zara's reputation, Zara was blunt that she felt the title was hers before a punch had been thrown.
What an opening round it was for the champion, showing her experience as she waited till an opening appeared, then blitzed the challenger up the middle, Zara looked a little spooked as she clearly didn't expect Diana to come at her with such ferocity.
Diana clearly thought she was onto a winner with those tactics, but she found out what the raw power of the smaller blonde tastes like, with Zara whipping in some nasty hooks that caught the champ flush in the second round.
Things evened out a bit in the third with Diana switching to using her impressive footwork more to keep the challenger off balance, something that worked a treat with a beautiful counter punch before a follow up hook sent Zara down for a count of eight in the fourth.
Zara showed how shockingly rugged she is, taking a bit of a pounding that saw a cut under her left form, she caught out Diana with a beautiful right hook up the center to knock back Korkunova to the delight of her corner, boos from the champs fans.
The next mention incident in this action packed fight was in the sixth, a right hook landed flush on the bloody lipped champs jaw, sending her down for a count of nine, she fought on to the seventh, it was clear though she was hurt badly, getting knocked clean out by another brutal right hook that gave Zara the title! As they long the Queen is dead, long live the Queen!
One thing this fight like all of Diana's title defences, they all were wonderful fights that gave you something different each time, this was a truly hard hitting contest between two women who may have took their first step on what could be a hell of a rivalry over the next decade.
For her part Diana kicked the fight off brilliantly, she kept getting bogged down into a gunfight with someone packing a magnum for both fists, she'll be sore right now probably thinking how to overcome the puzzle that is Holland.
The new champion meanwhile is scary good as well, Diana isn't an easy scalp to take, Zara has it and probably a lot more importantly to her, she has the title to wrap around her toned waist, after a fast rise to stardom, to controversy, now she can call herself the best in the business right now.
Post by realview on Nov 1, 2020 8:27:11 GMT
Part 2: BBU bantamweight championship bout
Alice Eve gave Samaria Regalado a chance to shock the world when she fought the youngster again, these two had fought earlier this year in the Contender Six tournament, now with the richest prize in the business on the line.
Heading into this fight, some questioned whether Samaria should be allowed to be chosen as a voluntary defence, she only has a fifty percent win ratio after just six fights, though even since her debut she has been fighting the better fighters, no low level fighters so far.
Going into the fight Samaria showed she wouldn't be overawed by the occasion, Alice meanwhile seemed to be dealing out tough love to her growing rival with her comments, a slight hint of tension beyond just over the title.
The opening round was a perfect clash of their styles, Samaria kicked off things with her hammer like jab banging into the face of Alice, before the smaller fighter showed off her counter punching skills to come roaring back into the round to steal it at the end.
After that Samaria started to gain ground as she boxed around Alice, who was landing some beautiful body shots, problem was getting to get set as Samaria was elusive, banging punches through gaps in Eve's guard to smack her head back.
That issue was compounded in the third when Samaria sidestepped Alice, putting the champion on her backside seconds after with a stunning uppercut that definitely gave her food for thought when she got up, Alice looking a little worried she'd beaten off more then she could chew.
Samaria full of vigor came hunting down Alice, boxing her back around the ring, planting her feet more for power shots, it was clear the American was looking for the knockout, with Alice doing enough to hold her off.
The inexperience of Samaria at world title level begun to show as she was throwing too many big punches, not enough jabs anymore, that led to her being hurt in the fifth by a liver shot, that proved her downfall in the sixth as more body shots took the fight out of her, Regalado was counted out on all fours!
For those who doubted Samaria's chances; while she didn't leave with the title, Alice definitely knew she was in a fight by the end, the knockdown in the third looked like it was curtains for Eve's title reign.
But Alice is a trooper, she kept her head up, smartly used the momentum of Samaria against her to prove she is one of the best counter punchers in the world, more importantly she is the best in the bantamweight division.
Maybe the biggest note to take from this fight is Samaria and Alice's rivalry, Alice showed a lot of caring to her fallen foe at the end, the veteran showing respect to the youngster shows how quickly Samaria is growing as a fighter, she seems destined to become the champion herself, don't expect this to be over between Alice and Samaria.
Finally the big story afterwards was Alice made it known she wants to fight the BBU JMD champion Charlotte Church, that is a bumper world title fight if it can be arranged, arguably the two best bantamweights in the world meeting to settle the debate once and for all.
Post by realview on Nov 1, 2020 8:30:52 GMT
Part 3: BBU welterweight championship bout
If you love hard hitting fights, this was probably the fight you would have had your eye on this past Wednesday, Damaris Lewis has been a Juggernaut in her rise towards a title shot, Doutzen Kroes decided she was going to show the American whose really the best in the division.
The press events leading up to the fight showed the clash of personalities, Damaris very brash in her predictions, saying she would batter the champion, compared to the more respectful Doutzen, who still made it clear that she was confident the title was staying around her toned waist.
Like Diana in the main event would do, Damaris cams flying out the blocks to blitz the champion, Doutzen was caught off guard as she was hammered back to the outside of the ring, needing to show her steel to get a little foothold in the final moments of the opener.
Doutzen knowing what to expect adapted like all great champions, boxing more on the move while still throwing in one of her trademark power punches, she kept Damaris off balance in the second and third rounds to make some wonder if Lewis was getting a little worried by not being able to bulldoze Kroes as she has done several good fighters.
Well Damaris showed her grit to come back at Doutzen, catching her with a beautiful left hook that opened the Dutch stunner to more brutal looking punches, the crowd were getting their money's worth as Lewis came roaring back.
An evenly fought fifth round came with both women's cheeks looking swollen, neither was holding back on their punches as the animosity seemed to be growing between them, this was a bout for pride as well as the title.
The raw power of Damaris started to overawe the champion, Doutzen kept getting caught to her face with clean punches, till finally in the seventh round Doutzen was battered down with an uppercut knocking out Kroes.
While I won't get into the antics of the new champion after the fight, I will say this about her, Damaris definitely sent a message to all the welterweights in the world, she has arrived on the elite level with this win over one of the greatest BBU fighters in history, all the talk of her potential proved right.
Meanwhile Doutzen for her part was simply outgunned by the better fighter on the night, while Damaris is going to be hard to dethrone, Doutzen still has her own bright future in our eyes in the welterweights, it'll be interesting to see where she goes.
For the new champion, the landscape of the welterweight division might be the most open it ever has been in the BBU's history, she has plenty of challengers gunning for her, Damaris is definitely strong enough to stare down any challenger without blinking, this is going to be an interesting title reign we feel.
Post by realview on Nov 1, 2020 8:31:50 GMT
Final Part: Alesha Dixon vs Jessica Schwarz
For our last stop on reviewing the PPV fights, we have picked one of certainly the most enduring feuds in the BBU's history, Alesha and Jessica just seem drawn to fighting each other, a natural hatred between the two Hall of Famers.
They've both achieved a lot in their career, now though they seem to just love measuring themselves against each other, Jessica had such a dominant run at one point over the Brit, Alesha though has really took it to the German fighter.
This time was no different in terms of the fighters moods, they stepped into the ring with nasty glares, fists clenched in their gloves as the world simply seemed to come down to them, us at ringside meant nothing to them.
Alesha came out the blocks the faster, using her still impressive footwork at the age of forty two, keeping Jessica on the back foot as she darted inside and out, though she was getting clipped by hard shots when she mistimed her attacks.
Which allowed Jessica to come firing back in the second and third round, Jessica kept in close to nullify the speed of Dixon, ramming punches square into the body of the Brit as she looked great.
As this fight continued though Alesha looked to have more in the tank, working the body of Jessica when she could get her on the back foot, switching up her punches quickly to keep Jessica from being able to block.
Getting into the sixth round, Alesha looked to have that extra spring to her step between them, bashing back Schwarz with ruthless precision till the German fighter fell to her side, looking in a bad way as she got up, the referee had to step in as Jessica was just getting beaten badly by Dixon.
There was a scary moment after the fight as Jessica collapsed and had to be taken out on a stretcher, we can confirm she is OK, mostly exhaustion caused her collapse, already she is talking along with her coach about this not being the way she'll finish her career so the fire is still there.
On Alesha, well she has been telling everyone who'll listen she wants a shot at Miranda Kerr for the BBU lightweight title, I think it is a little premature to think about that, one win isn't going to do it in a competitive division, we'll keep an eye on that development.
That's all we have time for folks, thank you so much for taking the time to reading these posts, we hope you enjoyed them, we are back next Sunday for the next edition of the Real View.