Post by realview on Nov 29, 2020 9:29:30 GMT
Real View intro:
Hello ladies and gentlemen; this has been a very busy week, the welterweight number one contenders tournament was early this week, then ended the week with the 10th anniversary of the BBU took place with a bumper PPV.
If you wanting our views on the BBU welterweight number one contenders tournament, we did a special edition Real View on Thursday, today we focus purely on the BBU PPV with a small selection of a great.
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 bantamweight title fight*
*Alesha Dixon vs Christine Bleakley*
*Emma Rigby vs Jennifer Metcalfe*
*Samia Ghadie vs Rhiannon Fish*
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 29, 2020 9:30:40 GMT
Part 1: BBU bantamweight title fight
In the last few months there has been a bit of debate around pundits to who is the best bantamweight in the BBU today, two of the leading contenders for that accolade met on the latest PPV to answer that question with the richest prize in celebrity boxing on the line.
The challenger for this fight was the BBU JMD champion Charlotte Church, who fittingly on a night celebrating the BBU's history, was a former champion herself looking to turn her impressive form into another reign in the bantamweight division.
In her way was the champion Alice Eve, who before this year had been slightly forgotten, boy has she grabbed her chances to show us all, winning this years Contender Six tournament to kick off the year, then beating Daisy Ridley to claim the title for herself, becoming the number one pound for pound fighter in the BBU.
This was a collision both had made clear they wanted in the build up, exchanging taunts that about their status in the BBU, till finally the fight was announced with both getting their heads down to train their hardest for a fight both knew was not going to be easy.
The start to the fight was a microcosm of why they are so highly rated, the speed of Alice was on show with some truly beautiful looking counters, Charlotte's power is something to be feared at the weigh as she rattled the champion to make it an even start of the affair.
After that it was a good back and forth fight, Charlotte looked great when she could crowd the champion, Alice meanwhile kept the Welsh crowd on tenterhooks as she would outbox their hero.
The first major incident came in the fifth, a beautiful counter uppercut set up a left hook to send Charlotte to the deck, boos rung out as the crowd watched their local fighter push herself back to her feet at the count of eight.
As Alice went looking for the finish, the famous saying "the most dangerous animal is a wounded one come to mind" as Charlotte's power gave Alice a headache, a cut opened up under the left eye of Eve to give Church a target to get herself back into the fight.
In the eighth round shockingly the finish came, Charlotte caught Alice with a beautiful right hook that sent the champ reeling, another right hook would spell doom for Eve as she went down for the count, Church for the second time became the BBU bantamweight champion again.
This was a great fight, with Charlotte proving her argument for now that she is the best, the big question for her is can she defend both her titles successfully, the wear on her body is going to go up over the next year.
While Alice will hopefully build off this year, she has shown she truly belongs within the elite of the BBU, the question for her is can she find the hunger to start again to climb the mountain back to the top? If she can then boy the bantamweight division is going to be scary good.
Post by realview on Nov 29, 2020 9:31:43 GMT
Part 2: Alesha Dixon vs Christine Bleakley
Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the BBU, let's be frank you had to have two people, hall of famers Alesha Dixon and Samia Ghadie, they have been two of the foundations the organization would be built upon with many top fighters around them.
Alesha is the one who won the titles, she held the BBU bantamweight over nine years ago after beating another future hall of famer in Una Healy to win the gold, she has a legendary feud with Jessica Schwarz, now she has decided to try her hand in the lightweight division.
Christine for the record while never holding a title has herself being an interesting player in BBU history, her feud with Denise Van Outen has always been a big talking point, she has been a hell of a gatekeeper in the BBU, just short of winning titles in her career.
So the stage was set with these two sniping in the build up, ironically it was sniper like punches through the mitts of Alesha that saw Christine start off the stronger, the Irish lass looked comfortable against the not in her prime Dixon.
With the third round seeing the first big moment as Alesha had to take a knee, the body assault that Christine had switched to had started to take it's toll on the former singer, plenty of us at ringside were wonder how much more Alesha could take.
Never doubt a legend, Christine seemed to as she come out a little lax in the fourth, her jab not as accurate as she took the foot off the pedal, allowing Alesha to land some nasty counter hooks that turned the head of the presenter to the side.
In the fifth we had a major talking point, first though the body work Alesha had started to use begun to open up Christine to more vicious punches, a right into the face sent Christine to her backside, now the talking point came as with moments left in the round with Bleakley taking a beating, the referee stepped in to stop the fight, giving Dixon the stoppage win.
I know Mel B in the Lioness corner was fuming, she'd tell reporters she felt the referee stepped in too early with seconds left in the round, it is hard to argue either way to be honest, Mel yes could have worked on her fighter at the bell, it is also clear that Christine was being beaten badly there, it might have been more risky to let Bleakley keep on going if she was just going to be beaten more in round six.
What isn't in contention is Alesha got a comeback win, maybe in terms of her willingness to get back to the top she might create some more memorable moments, the big thing though whether she likes it or not, I just don't see her getting back into the title picture, she hasn't the speed anymore to create the openings she'll need against the elite for my money, of course Alesha is more then willingly clearly to prove me and the rest of the world who doubt her wrong.
Post by realview on Nov 29, 2020 9:33:26 GMT
Part 3: Emma Rigby vs Jennifer Metcalfe
These two beauties you will most likely know from soap opera "Hollyoaks" it is also known neither is exactly friends with the other after years of competing for being the past looking on the set, it has ventured into their boxing careers.
The insults firmly flew in the build up, Jennifer claiming Emma had run away to Hollywood, Emma bringing up Jennifer's let's say unlucky past with a certain ex that was put across all the tabloids several years ago, showing just how far the bad blood has gone between them.
The first round was an absolute blitz from Jennifer, who was beating Emma to the punch with her fists simply smacking the smaller blonde fighter in her face, pushing back Rigby with relative ease in probably Metcalfes best ever opening round in her career.
But Emma would show her steel to come at Jennifer, things got scruffy to say the least on the inside, both guilty of landing "accidental" headbutts, they were not so much coordinated in their attacks, more throwing anything they could at a hated rival.
For all the mess the second and third round were from a technical stand point, Emma was winning the rounds by actually bullying back her opponent, Jennifer couldn't keep up with Emma when they fought on the inside, getting frustrated enough to pull Rigby into a headlock at one point.
Jennifer while never been a champion is a strong mid round fighter, for whatever reason when round four and five come she comes alive in fights, it was the case here as she caught Emma coming in with some beautiful combinations, keeping the rampageous Rigby at range with her rangy punches buried into her stunning face.
In round five Emma made the mistake of rushing into a right fist straight into her face, that was the beginning of the end as she was rocked like Kell Brook against Bud Crawford, she was beaten back till a right hook on her ear sent her down to the canvas, where the furthest she got was on all fours as she was counted out.
I don't know if this will be the last these two see of each other in the ring, Jennifer really doesn't need to fight Emma again now she has proven herself superior in this feud, Emma I am betting won't be laying down forever at the feet of "Queen of Hollyoaks"
Who it has to be said showed why she deserves more time in the ring, her stablemate Alice Eve stole the march earlier this year, maybe this is where Metcalfe throws her name into the ring for being a title contender.
Post by realview on Nov 29, 2020 9:35:00 GMT
Final Part: Samia Ghadie vs Rhiannon Fish
As we said during the review of the Alesha Dixon/Christine Bleakley fight, if there is someone else you must have on a tenth anniversary card, it is Alesha's stablemate and fellow Hall of Famer Samia Ghadie.
Who even though her record it has to be said has nosedived somewhat in recent years, can still pull a result out when highly motivated, the Julio Caesar Chavez Junior of the BBU you could say without the famous father that I know of.
In her way was long suffering Rhiannon Fish, who hasn't found success in five years! The former "Home & Away" star had plenty of drive to prove herself as she stepped into the ring with a real look of determination on her face to repair her career before it truly flat lined.
Well the early going was what you'd expect from two people desperate for a win, they simply let breeze from that opening bell, striking hard and fast at anything that was standing in front of them, not always landing clean but Rhiannon did enough to knock around Samia late in the round.
That pattern would follow into the second round, again Rhiannon would push the pace, knocking back Samia till she started to kiss and give hope to the Manchester born legend, who was picking away at the defense of Fish.
The third round saw the momentum firmly switch, working the body of Fish, Ghadie was able to switch up the tempo of the fight in her favour, putting down Rhiannon with a sweet left hook across her face to the delight of her fans.
While Rhiannon gamely got up to keep fighting on, it wasn't long till she was down for a second time, then a third as Samia finished the fight with a sweet left hook to the temple that set up the uppercut that finished the fight with Rhiannon out on her back.
It was a good performance off Samia, she is moving closer to her hundredth fight, nineteen fights to go before that, it'll be interesting to see if she achieves that goal, plenty of women I know will want to beat her on the way to that.
For Rhiannon well it is hard to see where her next victory is coming, she started off well but she didn't have the power to keep Samia off, I don't know her future but I'd love to be a fly on the wall next time she talks to her management team.
That's all we have time for, thank you for reading these posts and all the Real Views this year, we hope you have had fun with them as we will be taking a break till the first Sunday in January.
A quick reminder though that the BBU awards polls will be up on Tuesday 1st December, with the awards show posted on New Years day, we hope you can check those up when they go up.