Real View intro: Hello ladies and gentlemen, this week was a mostly quiet week for the BBU till the announcement of the BBU PPV, that event will take place tomorrow, with two title fights, a number one contenders bout, a grudge fight, along with a fight between a former champion and a former title contender, both who are not afraid to deal out punishment in the ring, we pick out four of the biggest fights on the card.
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 week we will be focusing on the following stories: *BBU lightweight title fight preview: Holly Peers vs Miranda Kerr* *Tamara Ecclestone vs Kate Upton V preview* *ACB bantamweight title preview: Renee Herbert vs Olympia Valance* And *BBU flyweight title number one contenders bout: Holly Hagan vs Marnie Simpson*
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Part 1: BBU Lightweight title fight preview A rematch three years in the making for one of the richest prizes in celebrity boxing, Holly Peers is looking to claim her first title, along with revenge for a defeat three years ago on an Ashes card to our BBU lightweight champion Miranda Kerr, is Kerr still the force to be reckoned with in the division?
As I said these two have history, a less experienced Holly stepped into the ring with the woman who at the time was arguably pound for pound the best female celebrity boxing, Miranda Kerr stepped into the ring that night with a real purpose, Holly gave her a little trouble early on before Miranda blasted her out in five rounds.
Since then things have changed a bit for both, Holly went away after that defeat to train harder in the This is Glamour stable gym, as the stable has grown stronger these past two years, arguably Holly is a good representation of that with how she has grown as a fighter, going unbeaten last year in her two fights, earning her this title shot.
Miranda meanwhile has seen dents starting to form in her armour, once so feared that she struggled to be challenged by the elite, now her results have been mixed to say the least, for every impressive result that makes you stand up in awe, a less then stellar performance comes around and we see Miranda out cold on the canvas, that inconsistency has to be now giving the fighters who were afraid of her real hope now.
To be clear Miranda is far from finished, the odds will be firmly in her favour, this fight though might show that prior fights aren't the be all they seem to be, Miranda dominated the first fight, if she does it again then kudos to her, I can see this being a lot tougher afraid for a woman who will be in Hall of Fame's for her talent, question of course is can she get out of Cardiff still the BBU lightweight champion?
Part 2: Tamara Ecclestone vs Kate Upton V preview Arguably the biggest feud in the BBU right now, four fights against each other that have to say the least been drama filled, both have won two fights against the other, this time they meet under special circumstances to try to settle their differences, though I suspect they will never see eye to eye on anything.
What makes this upcoming fight so special beyond the combatants? Well first the BBU JMDD title that Kate Upton holds isn't on the line, this is simply a grudge fight with JMDD rules, secondly after insults flew a month ago about each others background, they agree to fight in a barn, with both promising to humiliated their rival, this being the third fight in a barn in BBU history.
As the first two barn boxing bouts have shown, usually they are reserved for heated feuds in soaps but these two needed it seems to leave the packed venues, settle it on their terms with a referee present, the match will be shown to us and to you, our wonderful BBU fans via a video feed from an undisclosed location so no one interferes.
On what to watch out for, well Tamara has proven in her career she will do anything to win, using underhanded tactics to get victories, Kate should be used to this as she has been the victim of said tactics in the past, what makes Ecclestone so dangerous is the fact that you throw on top that she can actually fight, hence why she is a former JMDD champion.
While Kate Upton is simply one of the greatest to lace up a set of gloves, close to being in the FCBA Hall of Fame, she could very well be one of the center pieces in a celebrity boxing Mount Rushmore, she can box, slug it out with another, adapt at traditional boxing rules, JMDD rules, even proved a dap hand at bare knuckle boxing last year, you have to be at your best to beat her.
The thing is though that arguably Tamara is in Kate's head, both have made it clear they truly hate one another's guts, this is to do with class as Tamara sees Kate as beneath her, which is laughable, Kate certainly seems to let to get to her, so does Tamara use that to get her third win over Kate or will Upton use that hate to batter Tamara down? All you can guarantee is this will be a truly nasty affair.
Part 3: ACB bantamweight title fight preview At just the tender age of twenty two, Renee Herbert is hoping to win the first of maybe multiple titles in her career, she takes on the ACB bantamweight champion Olympia Valance in Australia for the gold, we will be getting the fight live streamed on our PPV on Monday.
Renee already has amassed an impressive record of six wins in eight fights, she has beaten some tough competition already in her young career, with a recent win over Emma Rigby that was simply a rout for the Aussie to go along with her teams rout in the Ashes event.
Across the ring though will be certainly her toughest test, Olympia Valance has been a phenomenal talent since she stepped into a boxing ring, only losing one fight in eighteen fight career, that was to Daisy Ridley for the BBU bantamweight title two years ago, she dusted herself off to beat Aussie legend and future BBU Hall of Famer Miranda Kerr for the ACB title.
This will be an interesting clash of styles, Renee likes to use her speed and combination punching to close the distance on opponents, bully them around the ring, while Olympia is a good solid boxer that likes to use her height and reach, both have a good dig on them that has led to early stoppages in their careers.
They will also be very motivated by the fact that whoever wins could be seen as the face of the ACB going forwards, Renee is seen as the prospect that with a win could dominate the ACB for the next decade, Olympia meanwhile with a win could arguably push herself into a BBU or even an FCBA bantamweight title shot as the walls on title fights seem to be disappearing between champions against each other.
Who will win? The odds you have to say are on Olympia's side, Renee though has no fear, she will be coming with both barrels to win the title, this will be a view of how the ACB could be for the next ten years, with more talented youngsters coming along to fill the ACB ranks with real impressive talent.
Final Part: Holly Hagan vs Marnie Simpson preview A chance to become the number one contender at a world title can clearly cause friction between friends, Holly Hagan and Marnie Simpson have been friends for around a decade due to Geordie Shore, now both women from the North East of England will battle to challenge Ivana Baquero for the BBU flyweight title next month.
History aside with each other, both have been impressive in their time in the BBU, take Marnie on one side with only one defeat in her career, that was when she ironically challenged for the BBU flyweight title, losing to fellow Geordie Cheryl Cole two years ago, she has come back strong from that defeat, sweeping aside all who step in the ring with her.
Holly meanwhile has went through a transformation as a person and a fighter in the past year and a half, she started off her BBU journey a little rocky, before winning the JMD title, she looked very impressive in that division, since losing that title, she has revamped herself, becoming more leaner, stronger and quicker, moving back into pure flyweight competition, she has been unbeaten since she returned to the division.
Physically they are now similarly apart from height and reach, Marnie will step into the ring with a two inch height advantage, Holly arguably looks the stronger of the two if judging by watching them fight, the form books are close for both women as both have won their last four fights, it will most likely come down to who has the better night.
One thing is for sure, this will be a highly charged affair, their comments to the media about the fight have been spicy, the prize on the line is clearly too much to let friends get in the way, this might steal fight of the night honours.
That's all we have time for folks, thank you to everyone who took the time to read these posts, we hope you enjoyed them, hopefully we will see you next Sunday for the next edition of the Real View.