Post by realview on Oct 2, 2016 8:35:57 GMT
What a massive week we have had in the BBU, flyweights lighting up Wales and our finest fighting on palace grounds in France, who'd have thought it?
On top of that we have had new signings, new rivalries born between big girls and national pride coming between beautiful women like only can happen in celeb boxing.
So I of course have to start with the BBU PPV and the biggest bout of the month, the lightweight title bout between Malika Menard and Monika Pietrasinska.
Then staying with a hell of a card, we will discuss the return of Camilla Belle to the ring as she fought Kassandra Clementi in her first bout for over a year.
Afterwards it is on to Wales to discuss two of the older flyweights who can give any young fighter a headache in Christina Scabbia against Danni Minogue.
To round off the show, we have a major announcement regarding the flyweight title and who Jenna Louise Coleman will be fighting later this month.
Honestly, while the last few months to year have been great, I have never been as excited in the BBU as I have been the past month and the future is looking bright to continue.
Post by realview on Oct 2, 2016 8:36:31 GMT
Part 1: Monika Pietrasinska vs Malika Menard (lightweight title bout)
First I have to say, France is truly magnificent to visit and Malika with her management should be given massive credit for getting the Palace of Versailles to hold such a card.
This was Malika's first defence after her second bout with Doutzen Kroes to win the title in another fight of the year contender.
She chose a tough first challenge in the undefeated Monika, who had not really been tested in her career, so this was a massive step up as any title fight should be.
The build up was extraordinary as it was billed as two chosen champions representing their country in a battle of up most importance.
The pushing and shoving antics between the two did belittle that slightly but I have to admit that me, Denise and Michelle howled with laughter at the two dressed as their kingdoms champions in a child like pushing fight, especially as Malika fell on her ass.
But fight night was serious and boy did both deliver in a hard fought contest, that saw both get cut by heavy handed punches from both warriors.
In the end though, Malika showed why she is the most feared lightweight at this present moment and why she holds the title belt.
Belting Monika in round 7, it led to the popular Pole being beaten down after she had been hurt the round previous but she kept coming to show her courage.
In defence of Monika's performance, she had the champ down early, her lack of big fight experience hurt her as much as Malika's fists did as she couldn't rise to the occasion when asked.
She couldn't keep on top of a very good champion, Marvin Fox and Kate Winslet should be extremely proud of Malika as the French nation toasts "LA Grande Malika" once again.
Her next defence we hear is being discussed as Jennifer Hawkins is going to Japan soon and if she beats Sayuki Matsumoto, she could be named the number one contender by the BBU board.
If not then fighters like Krystal Forscutt, Doutzen Kroes, Matsumoto herself and several others could jump into the void and fight for the biggest prize in the lightweight division.
Post by realview on Oct 2, 2016 8:39:46 GMT
Part 2:Camilla Belle vs Kassandra Clementi
Camilla Belle has been a sore miss from the BBU lightweight ranks for the past 12 months as she brings a straight forward style that gets the crowd going.
I've heard that with Malika taking centre stage the past 12 months, Camilla has struggled to get the limelight she deserves and her stable who she is signed to a "guest" contract Foxfire Atlantic wanted a quality test to get her back into public view.
Now Kassandra Clementi may seem a strange choice, the Australian had two fights and was 1 for 1 but they had been sparring for the month before the fight in explosive sessions reportedly.
The youngster is being touted by several managers as someone with the right push could shock a lot of people in celeb boxing.
Sadly if you are a fan of the blonde, Camilla showed her greater experience and skill to get over the finish line in the ninth after what was a gruelling slog off both women.
The early rounds were an even stalemate affair since both know each other so well, that was till Camilla changed up enough of her style to disrupt Kassandra and start wearing her down.
By the eighth, it had become a question of could Kassandra survive to the final bell, she couldn't as Camilla beat her till the referee had to step in and stop the fight.
No malice was shown off either fighter as they had become friends in the build up with their sparring and after a contest as hard fought, it would be a shame for either to have crossed the line and being nasty with each other.
I know the Lookout Atlantic girls want a piece of Camilla so her star seems to be back in the sky where it belongs but for how long if Nicole Ritchie has her way with girls like Helena Mattsson and Georgia Salpa possibly after her.
For Kassandra, back to the drawing board as she seems close to understanding what is wrong with her boxing and maybe Camilla can help her with that now they are friends for life it seems.
Post by realview on Oct 2, 2016 8:40:47 GMT
Part 3:Christina Scabbia vs Danni Minogue
This was a sleeper bout, one that was announced at short notice but for boxing purists was an easy sell out fight on it's own without the two other fun bouts in Wales.
Christina Scabbia is the lead singer of Laguna Coil, I won't pretend I could name any of their songs but I bet I have heard them in a bar before.
Boxing wise I know Christina is 9 and 1 in a BBU ring and boy can she punch with 9 kos now to her name after adding Danni Minogue to that list.
To some that may seem a small feat, again for the celeb boxing purist, Danni is a legend after winning titles in the old AWUBA and the ACB that came after that organization.
You also get two hard hitting girls who like to bully the opposition around the ring when they get a chance to, so it was destined to be a barn stormer.
Danni just couldn't get a hold on the contest as for the first real time in her career, she knew what it felt like to face a girl like herself.
Christina pounded her to the body every chance she got to wear down Danni and it paid off in round 6 as she finished with a devastating hook that landed to the stomach of her opponent right around where her liver is.
I happily don't know how that feels myself but Michelle tells me from her sparring and fight with her best friend Charlie Webster, that it hurts like a... Well you can fill in the blanks.
Danni crumpled for the first real time in her career as the only way it seemed to beat her in the rare occasions it happened, was to knock her clean out.
This body shot would have finished a high percentage of fights and shows how human Danni really is.
For Christina, well she has a big reputation and it has to be known that she wants a title shot at our champion Jenna Louise Coleman in the near future.
Another major win shoves her into the contenders zone and it would be extremely hard to argue against her getting a match for the title, so let's wait and see what comes of her career from this point on.
With Danni, well she still has her reputation and to most is the Australian fighter that you must overcome to show you are of that top level.
Maybe she ironically seeks out Emily Browning to try and win the ACB title back as Christina seeks BBU glory.
You never know how strange boxing can be at times so keep watch on both these women as they are no pushovers even in their forties.
Post by Ayako Hamada on Oct 2, 2016 10:10:15 GMT
This is the Front Street Japan owner speaking here. We can confirm Jennifer Hawkins is coming to Tokyo Dome this month to face the nation's biggest lightweight power, Ms. Sayuki Matsumoto! The bout has the official LW title eliminator sanctioning but we understand this only works in case of Hawkins' victory. Regardless, we'll make sure the proud Aussie blonde DOESN'T land that title shot off Malika Menard!!!
Like we've said before, Sayumi Michishige will make her FSJ debut on the very same night against Katherine Jenkins while long-time member Aya Ueto is scheduled to make her comeback as well. We'll announce the full details of our International Jewels PPV next week so stay tuned!
Front Street Japan Owner