Post by Vassago on Aug 27, 2021 11:09:08 GMT
Geri Halliwell vs Fiona Wade
(Lioness Club vs BBU Independent)
(11-7, 11 KO vs 6-11, 6 KO)
Results: Lookout!; Story: Vassago
BEFORE: It's time to open the Lioness Club 10th Anniversary card and what better way to do it than put Geri Halliwell out there first to roll back some years? Geri was widely expected to retire a couple of years ago and join former Spice Girls bandmate Mel B. in official coaching role but she prefers to battle it out against some fellow cougars instead! Enter Fiona Wade! The 'Emmerdale' actress hasn't found much boxing success lately but provides the obvious fan-friendly physical presence that makes her an easy choice for any undercard around the UK!
Geri Halliwell wears an Union Jack-themed bikini & red gloves. Long shoulder lenght red hair straight. Fiona Wade wears a black bikini set & silver gloves. Long raven-black hair tied in a loose bun at the back of her head. The fight is scheduled for ten rounds in the flyweight division.
Big roar for Geri but it's Fiona who gets the early production as she domianates the jabbing exchange and clocks the redhead with a nasty left hook on the nose. Geri seems stunned by the shot and yields real estate as the brunette tries to land more head shots but becomes too erratic in her pursuit and allows the singer to escape unharmed. Still, Geri doesn't cut a confident figure here reeling away from proper action and Wade gets more punches in late when she launches another jabbing drive. She almost traps Halliwell on the turnbuckle before the redhead whacks a rescue punch on the nose to avoid more trouble.
Geri tries to forge ahead with some spicy jabs but bounces off the top of Fiona's head and eats a nasty right hook on the jaw instead before the younger woman clips her nose and begins to dominate another exchange outright. Halliwell swings over her head and looks even more erratic than earlier while Wade simply packs more leather right into the singer's face. Ugh! She beats a lethargic looking redhead onto the ropes and drives more body shots once Geri disappears behind a tight earmuff. The KO Club crowd begins to lose their cool and someone shouts "Where is Emma?" at the bell. Presumably that's Barnet's very own Emma Bunton in demand!
Mel B. needs some help and Emma has come down from the VIP suites to rekindle some of that Spice Girls magic... only for Fiona to brutally shatter Geri's comeback effort when she nails her on the ear and pings more heavy leather straight up the middle. Ugh! Either Geri literally used her husband's Formula 1 summer break to enjoy the beaches or she's really pushing it too far. She gets pummelled onto the ropes and shows little desire to smack it back at the aggressive brunette who almost runs out of gas during her shockingly one-sided delivery. Fiona finally gets it wrong late in the run and wobbles forward to eat a couple of uppercuts on the breasts but she claims the round wide otherwise!
Geri finally scores a significant rally on target and makes Fiona eat some hard leather before dropping a checkdown double on the stomach. Wade stays in the close range and tries to overpower the singer alas Halliwell pierces her solar plexus with additional venom and drops back into coverage come the second minute. It's Geri's time to pounce and she swings more punches upstairs while Fiona has to rely on some quick footwork to escape the heat. She still gets backed onto the ropes where the redhead powers ahead with a jabbing flurry that dissects the high guard and sends the Barnet crowd into wild ovations at the bell.
Halliwell's aggressive burst is short-lived as Fiona beats her to the punch and drops a heavy combo on each temple before driving another harpoon to the body. Geri get stuffed on the spot and fails to clinch the brunette who rips a jug muggin' series before she loops another hook on the ear that finally SENDS THE SINGER DOWN FOR THE COUNT!!! Ugh! Former bandmates don't even look shocked in the Lioness corner but Geri refuses to check out without trying... she gets up at seven and sends a long stare in Fiona's direction... "Okay, if you really want to get your brains beaten out!", Wade storms to resume the high-octane pounce and lands more cruel shots straight up the middle to wrap the older woman into a desperate earmuff on the ropes. Geri slumps into loud spasms and doesn't even send a single punch back which prompts the referee to STEP IN and halt the beating just past the two-minute mark!!! TKO5 Fiona Wade!!!
AFTER: The Emmerdale stunner walks to Emma Bunton and Mel B. and gives them a quick hug but also states the obvious: "Her time is up!" She then soaks up some ovations from the audience while Geri tries not to look too upset as she heads over to her bandmates ignoring Fiona's eyesight. The proud redhead probably realizes she's pushing it out there but she doesn't want to go out with a loss.... "And I'm not gonna call Louise Redknapp either!", she laughs off the farewell fight idea that immediately circulates on social media. BBU TV's Denise van Outen doesn't want to speculate about Geri's future and it's anyone's guess if she's gonna show up in the ring ever again.
Official Result: Fiona Wade def. Geri Halliwell TKO5.