BBU on DAZN: Heidi Range vs Mimi Keene Jun 25, 2022 10:57:56 GMT girlsfriday likes this
Post by Vassago on Jun 25, 2022 10:57:56 GMT
Heidi Range vs Mimi Keene
(Lioness Club vs Marti's Maulers)
(19-17, 16 KO vs 4-2, 4 KO)
Results: BBU; Story: Vassago
BEFORE: It's been over two years since former Sugababe Heidi Range scored a victory and one might argue if she's got anything left in the tank at this stage of her career. She turned 39 years old last month and isn't exactly trending upwards anymore which allows Next Gen flyweights to target her as a valuable scalp on their resume. Enter Mimi Keene, the Netflix actress who has moved off the idea of fighting Lily-Rose Depp anytime soon and wants to knock Heidi's head off instead!
Heidi Range wears a red crop top, matching hip-huggers & white gloves. Long blonde hair tied in a half-up ponytail. Mimi Keene wears a violet bikini set with black trim & silver gloves. Long dark brown hair tied in a custom ponytail. The fight is scheduled for ten rounds in the flyweight division.
Mimi jumps into a hectic start and takes advantage of the singer's lack of recent activity; she pummels the blonde up the middle and begins to stack up several crisp punches into her face forcing the older girl into somewhat desperate clinch. Heidi flicks a couple of body shots to indicate she's ready to provide some action but Mimi shoves her onto the ropes and beats for a hard overhand that bends the Mersey blonde sideways. Ugh! Another jabbing rally pins Range onto the ropes and she has to swing in chaotic fashion just to match the brunette's intensity. Mimi ducks underneath those efforts and whacks the singer in the chest before dropping more vicious blows into her ribcage to close out a dominant round.
Heidi realizes she has to hassle around to avoid more trouble as Mimi really goes for her shots as she tries to knock the blonde's head off with a one-dimensional slugging approach. Range isn't quick enough on her feet to deny the Maulers prospect a scoring frenzy and gets thumped onto the ropes where she has to work the similar slugging response but she just can't find required success. Keene eats a couple of single shots and stays in the zone to outwork the cumbersome singer in the close range while drilling her midsection with plenty of power. She cripples Heidi into noticeable spasms come the final minute while the round ends with another desperate stalemate from the Mersey veteran.
Heidi jumps into another jabbing assault and this time she lands several crisp shots into the brunette's face to stop her momentum. Mimi tries to overpower her rival with similar tactics but a couple of nasty hits on the nose wobble her to the side and allow Range to pack another mean series up the chimney. Keene thinks better off it and dances around into mid-distance where she avoids the singer's attacks through supreme footwork. Heidi taunts her verbally but fails to lure the former EastEnders into a genuine trap and has to settle for artistic impression value as Mimi refuses to mount any recovery come the final minute.
Both women tangle in the center of the ring and while Heidi lands a good combo on the brunette's mouth, she eats a vicious uppercut on the jaw herself and wobbles to her heels upon impact. Mimi cranks up the slugging volume and pounds the stunned blonde onto the ropes where she rips more punches into her face... ugh... Heidi suffers a nasty cut under the left eye and wobbles forward with a whimper just as Keene SMOKES her with another rough uppercut on the chin... DOWN GOES RANGE!!! The Mersey veteran drops to her knees and has to soak up the standard eight count. She manages to get back to her feet but appears to be rattled by the experience and gets bulldozed onto the turnbuckle as Mimi goes for more head-hunting glory. She dissects the singer's high guard and bashes her face into more swollen misery before landing one hook on the temple too many... DOWN GOES HEIDI AGAIN!!! This time the Scouse veteran stays down for the count and the ref waves it off prematurely anyway. KO4 Mimi Keene!!!
AFTER: There's no question the Maulers have a solid prospect on their hands and BBU TV's Denise van Outen is curious to see where Mimi goes from here as she appears to have what it takes to become a mainstay on the UK boxing tour. She claims her third victory in a row and it's only a matter of time when the likes of Samia Ghadie or Roxanne Pallett arrive on her schedule according to various rumours on social media.
Official Result: Mimi Keene def. Heidi Range KO4.