Lily Allen vs Ivana Baquero Dec 27, 2018 21:05:32 GMT
Post by Vassago on Dec 27, 2018 21:05:32 GMT
(Written by Girls Friday/Results by Lookout!)
(Fight Club UK vs Girls Friday)
Both Lily Allen and Ivana Baquero over the past year have been battling to earn a title shot, tonight will see one step closer to that goal and the other will be back to square one, they enter Wembley Stadium tonight to fight.
Lily is 33 years old; she stands 5'2 and holds a record of 13 wins, 12 by knockout and 5 defeats.
Ivana is 24 years old; she stands 5'3 and holds a record of 10 wins, 9 by knockout and 2 defeats.
The fighters were interviewed at their gyms, with Lily finishing sparring with stablemate Lorna Fitzgerald after a mostly open workout for the cameras.
After stepping out the ring and wiping her head with a towel, Lily tells the press "so I finally get a chance at the mouthy Spanish s***! I have heard all the crap about how she could be a future champion, the queue starts behind me"
She continues "when I am done with Ivana I want Cheryl Cole to finally grow a spine and defend that title against me, then if I am in a generous mood I might give my old stablemate Jenna Louise Coleman a beating for the title" smirking as she heads off to shower.
While Ivana is sitting in the break room in the gym, smiling as she sorts out a protein shake and tells the journalists "you couldn't have waited till I'd done this" winking as takes a drink.
"OK so you want my opinion on Lily, why not ask her what she thinks of herself, every time I pick up a paper when I train here always seems to have her telling people about her life and how others should act, she is the most pretentious person I have ever seen" says Ivana as she looks serious.
Finishing up by telling the press "so trust me I need no motivation in knocking this bytch out, she better bring her A game or I'm going to stream roll her" getting up and going to train.
Fight night; Lily Allen comes out with Katie Price by her side, she has that stern look she always seems to have when in fight mode, her eyes locked onto the ring as she makes her way to the ring.
She is wearing a white sports bra, white trunks with a St George's cross on the left leg, white shoes and red gloves, while her hair is in a ponytail.
Climbing into the ring Lily raises her gloves into the air as she marches over to her corner, before limbering up with Katie telling her to make a statement tonight.
Ivana now comes out with new coach Sophia Bush by her side and Eva Carneiro behind them, she is smiling as she looks cool and confident on her way to the ring.
She is wearing a red sports bra, red trunks with a black bull head design on each side, red shoes and black gloves, her hair is in a ponytail too.
Stepping into the ring Ivana bows to each side, before exchanging a glare with Lily, then heads over to her corner to shadow box as she looks to warm up.
The fighters step to the center of the ring; eyes locked in an intense stare down as neither woman is going to back down from their opponent.
When asked to touch gloves; they slam them together with not much love behind it, jogging back to their corners to start 10 rounds of flyweight action.
As soon as the bell rings both women shoot across the ring towards the other, moving in and out of range as they let their hands go straight away.
Ivana puts her head down as she comes in close, rattling off three punches to the body, getting Lily to back off as she looks to be the one bullying the woman in front of her.
Lily though loves a good scrap; after catching Ivana with a jab to the top of her head, she throws an uppercut that Ivana just about blocks, quickly following up with two punches that slam into forehead of the Spanish fighter.
The crowd is roaring both women on as this is starting off with a classic flyweight tempo, planting their feet to trade before moving and looking to find a better angle of attack.
Till late in the round Lily catches Ivana coming in with a left/right combo to her face, the right hook that lands afterwards knocks the actress back a step.
Ivana for the first time is stuck behind her guard as Lily throws a barrage off her gloves, the bell rings to end the round with Lily smirking at her opponent.
The girls separate and take a breath after an exciting opening round, Lily the much more happier of the two though after the strong finish.
Back out quickly come the fighters; heads down this time as they work the others bodies, Lily gives Ivana a taste of her real power with a jab and a right hook that knocks her back.
Ivana backing up again as Lily comes straight at her, slamming a stiff double jab off the gloves of the younger fighter as she starts to move her towards the ropes.
As Lily goes to land a left cross; Ivana dips under and lands two hard body shots that make the British singer cry out and move back.
Ivana nearly headbutts Lily to her jugs as she chases quickly and is in the classic Latin style of getting in close to grind down an opponent, while taking hits in return.
Lily needing to shove back Ivana, who comes back at her and gets caught with a straight to the nose for her troubles, allowing Allen to start pushing Ivana back again.
But Ivana soon slips under a straight and comes up with an overhand right that turns Lily's head, the Spanish fighter bashes Lily back to the ropes with a flurry of her own smashing into the gloves of Allen.
The bell rings to end the round with Ivana pumping her right fist as she jogs over to her corner, Sophia is smiling warmly as she gives her friend a hug before she sits down.
Lily meanwhile nods with a confident smirk as she heads to her corner, clearly not worried by the loss of this round as she sits and chats to Katie.
It seems neither fighter has a backwards gear as they again rush out to meet, trading stiff shots as they come in close.
Lily again strikes Ivana across the cheek with a left cross and steps forwards with a straight punch that knocks Ivana's head back.
The singer starts to get momentum as she backs up Ivana towards the ropes, working the body with short sharp punches to the sides.
Ivana clinches up with Lily; who can be heard taunting the youngster as she presses her to the ropes, the referee splits them apart.
Baquero seems to change things up; as Lily comes forwards she ducks under a right and counters with an overhand right, before slamming in two punches straight to the face or Allen.
Now it's Ivana pushing Lily back across the ring, slamming punches to the face of Lily to knock her head back, with Lily clinching up now with her opponent.
They are pried apart once again, both go toe to toe to try and win the round, with the bell ringing with both continuing to a loud cheer.
Though the referee isn't happy as they have to step in to push the two apart, warning them to keep the fight clean and listen to them.
Both begrudgingly touch a glove at the behest of the referee before heading to their corners, both annoyed that they can't seem to pin down the other.
They don't rush out as quickly as before, instead they are trading stiff jabs as Ivana changes up her movement, not rushing forwards into slugfests instead looking to use her boxing skills more.
Leading to Ivana able to move inside to land two straight punches between the mitts of her opponent, before moving back out the way of attempted punches by Allen.
The youngster catching Lily out with her head movement and her skirmish style attacks are allowing her to slam punches into the face of the Brit to mark up her face.
But Lily manages to shove Ivana with her left as she tries to come inside, A RIGHT HOOK CATCHES IVANA ACROSS HER CHIN TO SEND HER TUMBLING TO HER SIDE!
Lily raises her fists as she jogs to a neutral corner, 1...2...3...4 Ivana shakes her head to clear the cobwebs, 5....6...7 pushing her way to her feet and taking the 8 count on her feet.
The referee allows the fight to continue and Ivana has to deal with a charging Lily, who has her retreating around the ring and holding onto the Brit.
The round ends with Lily snarling at Ivana, strutting back to her corner with Katie smirking as she nods at her fighter, wiping Lily's head as she sits down.
Ivana meanwhile gets a pep talk from Sophia, while Eva works on reducing swelling from her fighters cheeks as Ivana looks irate at being put down.
Lily is on the front foot from the start as she hunts down her opponent, trying to keep the pressure on her to give herself another chance to finish this.
But Ivana is dodging most of the punches with her movement, slipping under punches and countering with punches to the body of Allen.
Who manages to catch Ivana with a jab, following up with two punches that knocks the Spanish fighter onto the back foot.
Lily starts to pin Ivana behind her guard and around the ring, the Brit slamming a jab off the gloves and swings a right hook around the guard of Baquero to the side of her head.
Ivana ends up on the ropes; where she takes several punches around her guard till she can shove Lily back to open up space.
When Lily tries to step back in quickly; SHE GETS CAUGHT WITH AN UPPERCUT THAT KNOCKS HER HEAD BACK, A RIGHT HOOK FLOORS LILY TO THE SHOCK OF THE CROWD!
Ivana steps over Lily as she jogs to a neutral corner, 1...2...3 Lily blinks as she looks up at the lights, 4....5 turning to her front, Lily pushing herself up, 6...7...8 beating the count with a little wobble to her step but ready to count.
The bell soon rings to end the round with Lily now looking furious, both women staring daggers across the ring as they are getting sick of each other.
Coaches wipe down puffy looking cheeks of their fighters, who are telling them that they are going to knock out their rival.
Both women start off the round circling and trading stiff punches, till Lily looks to step forwards to land a big right hand that misses.
With Ivana slipping under a follow up left hook and uses her left to bump her opponent back, then lands an overhand right to the side of Allen's head.
It's Lily being backed up now as Ivana comes forwards, LILY TRIES TO LAND A HAYMAKER TO GET BACK CONTROL, WITH IVANA CATCHING LILY ACROSS HER CHIN WITH A RIGHT HOOK THAT WOBBLES HER, A FOLLOW UP LEFT HOOK PUTS LILY ON HER BACK AGAIN!
Ivana shouts "come on!" As she heads to a neutral corner, 1...2...3...4 Lily looks to crawl to the ropes slowly, 5...6...7 grabbing for the ropes and missing so she is laying on her face, 8...9...10 Lily is counted out!
Winner Ivana Baquero KO Round 6
Another big win for Ivana as she falls to her knees and raises her fists in the air, eyes locked onto Lily's prone body as she can be seen mouthing "bytch" to her.
Sophia rushes out with Eva over to Ivana, they both hug her and Ivana laughs as she tells them "I'm OK, go hug Lily" as they start giggling.
While Lily herself is helped to sit up and she comes around fully holding her jaw, staring angrily over at Ivana as she tells Katie "that bytch was just lucky"
Lily is helped up by Katie to head over to her corner so she can be worked on by the Fight Club coaching team, with across the ring Ivana heading to her corner with Sophia and Eva smiling warmly.
After both women are cleaned up and are ready, they head to the ring center for the final result to be announced, with Ivana getting her hand raised while Lily shakes her head.
Ivana notices and taunts Lily "shake your head all you want, anytime you want to go I'll knock you out" with Lily getting angry and trying to get at the winner.
The referee holding both women apart as they spit insults and threats, Lily saying let's see how tough Ivana is without the gloves, with Ivana begging Lily to bring it on.
Coaches get involved to pull their fighters back; Lily is herded out the ring by Katie as she tells her fighter that she'll try to get her a rematch.
Though Ivana right now doesn't need to fight Lily again, especially if she can get a title shot in the next few months on the back of this win.
She calms down in the ring and heads to a set of ropes to lean over the top to shout at a camera "Cheryl f***ing Cole! I've beaten Lily and Jenna (Louise Coleman) now I want you!" Sending out the challenge to the flyweight champion.
Leaving the ring with Sophia and Eva putting arms around her shoulders, all three with big smiles as they discuss if Cheryl will accept the fight.