Real View Intro: Hello ladies and gentlemen; we had another interesting week in the BBU. With the debut of a Japanese wrestling viral sensation making her debut, a JMD bout that seemed rushed to be put together, while we also saw what the BBU PPV looks like with two top title fights headlining bs bumper card.
On that note we will be focused on the big bouts from the PPV. Previewing four of the biggest bouts that are coming up. The BBU PPV is always full of drama, stars are made and we showcase why the BBU is one of the best celebrity boxing organisations in the world.
So that's the show. Without further ado let's get the show rolling!
Part 1: BBU bantamweight title bout preview: We have an interesting main event to the New Year's Bash event. Rita Ora will look to achieve the big one by winning the bantamweight title. Only thing of course standing in her way is an undefeated champion Sophia Thomalla. How hard can it be to win that one? 😉
Rita is an interesting choice for challenger. She has had a mixed record and her motivation has always been questionable. The same has been said about her singing career for those who follow that but she has physically always been impressive.
It should be said that her camp is saying that she has been deep in training for this shot. While that of course could be just talk to hype her chances up. Rita does have a solid chance if that is true as if she can use her strength. Try to wear down Sophia, she might prove to be the one to beat Sophia.
She is faced though with the toughest test right now in all of celebrity female boxing. Fourteen wins out of fourteen, a 100% knockout ratio. What makes her so dangerous beyond her confidence? Well she is technically sound from her kickboxing training before she even took up celebrity boxing. She has solid power, speed and great boxing IQ. Hence why she is such an enigma to defeat, when power hitters like Maisie Smith couldn't do it. When elite boxers like Una Healy couldn't really handle her. It will take something to conquer her.
So could Rita truly be that one? Well the odds are firmly against her. I am not an odds maker but this will be a hell of a upset and certainly a drama filled way to kick off the year. Rita will need to have the best fight of her career to rip the title out the iron grip of Thomalla.
Part 2: BBU lightweight title bout preview For the second time BBU Italian lightweight champion Valentina Fradegrada challenges BBU lightweight champion Holly Peers for the world title. The fighters didn't particularly care for each other the first time they fought. I imagine they won't enjoy being in each others presence again.
Six months ago was when the first encounter took place. Both women of course were highly motivated. Right from the off they were exchanging nasty punches. It was a fight where both were digging their toes into the canvas. In the end Holly was able to force the referee to step in and stop the fight as Valentina was out of it.
Since then Valentina has been fighting big names in the FCBA, including getting a win over Taylor Swift. She seems to have found her footing again with wins including a first round knockout victory over Helena Mattsson.
Holly meanwhile has defended her title once since as she defeated Brooks Nader. 2022 was her breakout year, it will be interesting to see how she moves forwards this year as now the pressure is on her. She was building her reputation with major wins over the likes of future Hall of Famer Miranda Kerr. Now people know how good she is, will she be able to live with it?
The other interesting factor for this fight will be to see if they will change ant tactics for this fight. You would think Valentina will be the one to do so but Holly was most likely sweating that first encounter, she might want to change things to try to be more efficient.
I am going to take a stab and day that Valentina will even the score. She is the more motivated for me. watching how she has been acting in the build up she looks fired up. While Holly has been smiling to the press. It will be a cracking fight is the one thing I safely feel I can promise.
Part 3: Vanessa White Vs Ewelina Lisowska 2022 it has to be said wasn't a great year for either Vanessa White and Ewelina Lisowska. With a win important to them if they aim to get the notice of the flyweight champion Jorgie Porter.
Vanessa has been an interesting fighter through the years. She has a slightly less the 50% win ratio. For every good win she achieves, she also has plenty of punishing defeats. For example to defeat Cher Lloyd is great to have on your record. Losing to Fergie is not so much.
While Ewelina of course for those long term fans of the BBU know she was the flyweight champion just under two years ago. She looked like she would be one of the dominant forces in the flyweight division. Last year was surprisingly quiet from her though, starting strong by defeating Perrie Edwards in a rout, she would then lose her only other fight of the year to Inna.
It will be interesting to see how motivated both women are, surely Vanessa will be more fired up to get a massive victory on her record to get back on the front foot in her career. For Ewelina this should be a solid win and good workout if she turns up at full throttle.
Styles wise Vanessa will look to trade with Ewelina, throw her off her game so she can knock her out. If she can't do that then Ewelina will simply out work her and wear her out. This looks a dark horse to possible be the fight of the night if both bring their A game.
Part 4: Ivana Baquero Vs Tatiana Maslany We are getting a rare sight of Tatiana Maslany. The "She-Hulk" stat has seen a bit of a career resurgence on the screen, can she use that success to push her boxing career forwards? She certainly has picked a tough test with the former flyweight champion Ivana Baquero will be facing off with her.
There has been rumours that there is more to this bout then meets the eye behind the scenes. Ivana isn't exactly friends with the Lookout! Atlantic Boxing stable. Tatiana wanting to impress her management by taking out one of the women whose been a thorn in their side.
Ivana meanwhile will be looking to put last year in the rear view mirror after winning the flyweight title the year before. She lost the title early in the year to Holly Hagan, someone I expect she will want to face later this year to get revenge. Talking to her manager this year, it seems they believe this will be a reset for Ivana. Build herself back up as a title contender.
The favourite of course will be Ivana, Tatiana hasn't set the world on fire when she was younger. While Ivana since day one in the BBU has been in plenty of drama, could that drama be an upset loss? Tatiana will need to work hard to keep Ivana off her as the Spanish star will look to pressure her from the opening bell to the finish.
That's all we have time for folks, thank you so much to those who have read all the posts. We hope you enjoyed them. We will be back next Sunday for the next Real View!