Victoria Justice vs Ivana Baquero Mar 28, 2019 11:04:28 GMT
Post by Vassago on Mar 28, 2019 11:04:28 GMT
(Written by Girls Friday/Results by Lookout!)
(Kear's Kat's vs Girls Friday)
A battle of two youngsters now; Victoria Justice and Ivana Baquero fight it out tonight as they search for a shot at the flyweight title later in the year.
Victoria is 26 years old; she stands 5'5 and holds a record of 19 wins, all by knockout and 15 defeats.
Ivana is 24 years old; she stands 5'3 and holds a record of 11 wins, 10 by knockout and 2 defeats.
Victoria is 26 years old; she stands 5'5 and holds a record of 19 wins, all by knockout and 15 defeats.
The fighters gave their thoughts in the build up to the fight in different ways, Victoria didn't do any media other then posting a videos on her social media of her training regiment, showing different things like sparring and working the pads.
She did post one video a day before the fight addressing Ivana, telling her "I hope you been seeing what I have been doing to get this body" pointing her camera on her phone at a mirror to shoe her toned body off in a sports bra and yoga pants.
"I'm back in the Kear's fold and unlucky for you that I'm fully focused on you because I feel I am back to my best, this message goes out to Cheryl Cole too, I'll earn my way to getting my chance at you again bytch!" She says before blowing a kiss to the camera to end the video.
While Ivana went the traditional route by having the press at the Girls Friday gym waiting to hear what she wanted to say.
"Another day, another big name for me to knockout" says Ivana as she grins while wrapping her hands up before she is to go spar.
"Victoria has been in the ring longer then me but every time she steps up I watch her get put back down, yet she thinks all this training she does will change that, what's that saying you guys have; you can't polish a turd, how fitting is that for her" Ivana adds as she starts putting on her gloves.
"Once that bell rings Victoria; you'll have no where to hide, no training videos that make you look good, no coaches lying through their teeth that you are talented, it'll just be me and you, once again you'll be found wanting" finishes Ivana as she bangs her gloves together then heads out to the ring.
Fight night; Victoria comes out first with Gail Kim, she looks relaxed as she jogs down the aisle, nodding to her fans with a smirk.
She is wearing a red sports bra with white trim, matching trunks and shoes, white gloves with red thumbs, her hair is in s ponytail.
Getting into the ring; Victoria waves to her fans as she jogs over to her corner, mounting the bottom ropes as she raises her fists in the air, hopping down to begin warming up.
Ivana comes out with Lauren Berlingeri and Eva Carneiro by her side, the Spanish lass has her eyes locked onto the ring as she jogs down the aisle.
She is wearing a yellow sports bra with three red stripes down the sides, matching trunks and shoes, red gloves, while her hair is braided.
Climbing into the ring; Ivana pounds her chest with her right fist as she jogs over to her corner, Ivana stares across the ring at Victoria as she shadow boxes to warm up.
The fighters jog to the center of the ring; eyes locked in an intense stare as they square up, they don't seem to be listening to the referee as they go through their instructions.
They quickly swipe their gloves together when told to touch them up, jogging back to their corners as they want to get the fight started, 10 rounds of flyweight action scheduled.
Both fighters look to test the other out to start, Ivana looking to stay compact it seems with her guard as she is moving forwards, the big issue for her is Victoria's reach over her.
Which Victoria is using to good effect as she moves around Ivana, digging single punches off the guard of the Spanish fighter, who is struggling to find her range.
Ivana does manage to give Victoria a warning by getting inside after ducking a jab, two crisp body shots land to the American, a follow up overhand right just misses as Justice leans out the way.
That seems to have refocused Victoria as she jams a double jab onto the top of Ivana's head, keeping her opponent back with straight shots as she moves to take the center of the ring.
As Ivana tries to get in closer range; Victoria simply steps back before rifling shots to the face of Baquero, whose corner are telling her to move her head.
The round comes to a close with Ivana slipping a straight to land a right body shot, a left cross follows to give Victoria food for thought as the bell rings.
It's Victoria though looking the happier woman as she jogs back to her corner, Gail telling her to keep the range and watch Ivana crumble at her feet.
Victoria is doing as told; boxing on the move as she wants to keep this at her range, Ivana taking several punches on top of her head as a result.
The singer is controlling the early action, frustrating Ivana with her punches keeping the smaller fighter on the outside.
Till Ivana dips under a left cross; Victoria is leaving her body too open as Ivana moves inside to work it, her head down as she grunts with effort as she beats the body of Justice.
Who gives Ivana a shove to open up space; Ivana is like a pit bull though, not allowing Victoria time to breath as they exchange nasty punches to the others face.
Ivana slips under a right to land a straight to the body, just glancing with an overhand left to the cheek of her opponent, who backs up in retreat.
The remaining seconds of the round sees both fighters land stiff shots as they move around the ring, neither able to take control in this period as they stalemate.
The round ends with Ivana getting told off Lauren that she is glad to see she's in this fight now, Ivana simply nods as Eva works on washing her down.
Ivana is starting to push the pace; moving her head more to dodge punches so she can close the gap, where both fighters are letting their hands go more.
After landing a straight that knocks Victoria towards the ropes, Ivana moves in close to slam her punches to the body, making Victoria groan out.
Needing to shove Victoria back; getting back on her bike to get the range she wants back, drilling her punches into the top of her opponent's head to snap her head back.
Dodging under a right punch; Ivana comes up with an uppercut to open up the American, landing combinations to press Justice onto the ropes, forcing the older fighter to clinch up.
The referee breaks them apart, Ivana looking to keep on the front foot, Victoria though catches her out with two punches to her face.
Victoria managing to finish the round strong, Ivana too keen to get in close; with the round coming to an end with both fighters looking marked up now.
It's the Girls Friday corner looking the more relaxed then the opposite corner, Ivana nodding as Lauren tells her not to rush things or she'll hand the fight over to Victoria.
The action kicks off at the center of the ring, Ivana looking to be on the front foot with Victoria surprisingly looking happy to trade.
It looks to be a bluff though as Victoria steps back to open up space to land two hooks across the face of her opponent, pushing the Spanish fighter onto the back foot.
For the first time since the opening round Victoria is able to work with some form of freedom, taking mostly glancing shots as she moves around the younger fighter.
Ivana misses with a right cross as she tries to get inside, Victoria drilling her with a three punch combo, she begins to drive Baquero towards the ropes.
With Ivana kept behind her gloves as Victoria throws a barrage of punches, several getting through to the face of Baquero, blood starts to run from the nostrils of the Spanish lass.
After Ivana clinches up and the referee has broken them up, Ivana has to dodge punches aimed at her head, slipping under a right hook to go to work to the body, landing uppercuts to make her opponent gasp out.
The round ends with both women locking eyes for a moment before passing by to return to their corners, Victoria looking pleased with herself for busting the nose of Ivana.
Victoria is targeting the nose of Ivana; keeping the younger woman on the outside as she takes the center of the ring, groans escaping the lips of Baquero each time she is hit.
As Victoria looks to press Ivana onto the ropes, she misses with a right and pays for it with a right landing to the gut of Justice, who gasps out.
Ivana nearly rams her head into the chin of her opponent as she works the body, Victoria needing to clinch up as her back touches the ropes, the referee needed to break the two apart as they grapple.
After they are pried apart; Victoria is able to land two punches that snaps the head back of the smaller fight, as the fight is starting to go back and forth.
Till in the final minute of the round; Ivana uses her left shoulder to bump Victoria back a step, an overhand right lands to the side of the taller girls head.
She powers Justice back into a corner, where she tries to cover up as Ivana stays on the inside, looking to batter the American into submission.
The bell rings to end the round with Ivana nodding over at her corner as she jogs back, Eva working on cleaning her nose up.
Gail meanwhile tells Victoria that she needs to take control of this fight, Ivana is being given too many chances on the inside for the Kear's Kat's corners liking.
Victoria is looking to do as her coach told her, using the jab more to keep the range she wants as she boxes on the move, giving Ivana some troubles.
The Pans Labyrinth star is being hit on her face clean each time she looks to close the distance, making her stand off a little to think things through.
It looks like Victoria is taking that as an invitation to come on the front foot, BUT SHE MISSES WITH A LEFT CROSS AND EARNS A COUNTER RIGHT TO THE GUT, CLEARLY WINDING HER AND MAKING HER BEND INTO A UPPERCUT ON HER CHIN THAT MAKES HER TUMBLE TO HER FACE!
A "yes!" Can be heard yelled from the Girls Friday crew as Ivana jogs to a neutral corner, 1...2...3...4... Victoria is stirring as she looks up, 5...6...7.. But as she tries to push herself up, she looks weak as she gets to all fours, 8...9...10 she isn't able to push further up and is counted out!
Another win for the young Spanish fighter; Ivana wipes the blood from her nose before she celebrates by raising both her arms up in the air, a brimming smile etched on her marked up face.
Victoria needs Gail to help her up and back over to their corner, Victoria bitterly disappointed as she did have some good moments, just wasn't able to keep on top for long.
The Girls Friday corner is full of joy as Ivana gets a hug from her crew, who are telling her to keep this up and she'll be the champion before she knows it.
The fighters once cleaned up head to the center of the ring; Victoria doesn't look once at Ivana, she is trying to remain stoic as the victor gets her hand raised to a cheer from her fans.
As soon as that is done Victoria storms out the ring, Gail telling her that they fix the mistakes for the next fight as she tries to keep Victoria's spirits up.
Inside the ring Ivana is doing a victory lap to a round of applause, before bowing to each side of the ring till she steps out of it to head to the back.
The impressive run Ivana is on will be attracting some big names, whose next for her to face? Hopefully it isn't long till she is back in the ring for us to find out.