Demi Lovato vs Selena Gomez (Lookout! Boxing vs Lioness Club of America) (16-9, 13 KO vs 18-11, 15 KO) Results: Lookout!; Story: Vassago
BEFORE: We're ready to kick off the Lookout! Boxing vs Lioness Club of America stable war and the first bout features one of the most ballyhooed fighters lately, Demetria Devonne Lovato. The sultry brunette from New Mexico has racked up eight consecutive wins since switching over from Foxfire Boxing in August of last year until Jessica Nigri finally stopped that run of success in the JMD championship battle last month. However Lovato began another winning streak already - at the expense of Hall of Famer Britney Spears - and her tonight's intended victim is a familiar frenemy Selena Gomez.
This isn't the Disney channel anymore and both girls who were once close associates chase their own boxing dreams now; this is the designated Flyweight Beta clash however both Demi and Selena hope to unseat Vanessa Hudgens and Jessica Lowndes respectively from their seemingly unchallenged positions at the top of the pecking order. It's a desperately difficult task for both these youngsters but ESPN's Erin Andrews is convinced a match-up like that would headline any casual boxing card around the country and only a high-profile nature of a genuine stable war justifies it being a mere gate-opener.
Demi Lovato wears a white X-shaped bikini top, black knickers and black gloves. Shoulder-lenght black hair straight. Selena Gomez wears a turquoise bikini set and white gloves. Long dark brown hair tied in a custom ponytail. The fight is scheduled for ten rounds in the flyweight division.
Round 1: Both girls blast out of their corners and waste little time in finding heavy connection upstairs, due to Selena's longer reach that opening battle favors the Lioness faithful who smacks a couple of nasty hooks on each temple and forces Demi to drop her aggressive approach. However Demi fails to escape the Latin heat and gets picked off repeatedly from point-blank range as Selena channels her mean attitude very quickly and probably catches the Lookout entourage off guard. Gomez has been accused of being a slow starter before but she keeps plugging crisp punches into Lovato's face for remainder of the round and wobbles the smaller brunette back to the ropes where she signs off her dominant performance with a vicious hook on the navel right at the bell.
Round 2: Demi scowls in anger during the break as she got clearly upstaged in the opener but things only get worse for her as Selena keeps beating her for the overhand punch and carves early bruises into that otherwise pretty face. The head hunting assault breaks Demi's resilience come the minute mark and drops her onto her heels before Gomey swiftly applies the uppercut pressure and snaps Lovato's head back & forth in a mean-spirited manner. Selena groans in her efforts to blow the fellow brunette away while Demi's guard collapses in the middle of that flurry of punches and a left hook on the ear eventually becomes too much to handle SENDING LOVATO CRASHING DOWN ON HER KNEES just shy of the two minute mark! Ugh! The Lookout crew didn't see that coming and Michelle Trachtenberg looks particulary upset as Demi sits down on her heels and checks if her jaw is still doing alright! That was Lowndes-like push from Gomey who punches the air in delight and screams out at the fallen opponent. Demi makes it back onto her feet at seven but gets pounded onto the ropes thereafter and spends the final minute behind a desperate cover with Gomez picking her off again - she fails to land another punishing series though and looks a little upset as Demi escapes a looming disaster.
Round 3: Lovato tries to bide her time in mid-distance and it's clear that knockdown rattled her confidence big time. Selena chases her all over the ring but can only match the smaller brunette's footwork and settles into single-hand assault that keeps Demi on the back foot but not exactly breaks her fighting spirit. The lack of added punishment remains a concern for Erin Andrews; it's no longer the Demetria of old who kept blowing hot & cold and Gomez must be careful not to let her off the hook too much! The sheer numbers favor the Texas native but she fails to trap a fast moving Lovato in the corner this time and skims off the high guard far too often to widen the mental gap between the two delicious vixens. Demi forfeits the whitewash script but her eyes keep glaring at the taller brunette in utmost disdain and she tells manager Elisha Cuthbert during the break: "I'm still gonna knock her the hell out! Don't worry about the scorecards!"
Round 4: Both girls are slugging in close range early in the fourth, Demi has dropped her defensive stance and tries to get on with it having fallen back on points. Selena can't stretch her elbows properly after Demi almost catches her on the nose with not-so-accidental head-butt a couple of times but still digs plenty of juice into Lovato's ribcage and looks set to reel her backwards once again. However Demi digs her elbow into her solar plexus while they wrestle for supremacy and then nails her with a vicious hook on the ear! Gomez squeals in pain while losing grip and wobbles into a cracking uppercut on the jaw moments later which allows the Lookout brunette to pile more immediate pressure straight up the middle. Demi buries a lenghty uppercut series in Selena's cleavage and whips her on the heels before the clock expires and halts her impressive comeback. Selena looks a little hurt after that nasty drive but during a hectic discussion with head trainer Claudia Schiffer she vows to punish Lovato's jugs in similar fashion next!
Round 5: It's like a JMD slugfest now as both girls drop the head hunting pursuit and try to render each other topless! This change of tactics favors Lovato's recovery plan and Erin Andrews thinks that Gomez should follow the early success path and just beat the smaller brunette up with repeated overhands. Well, that's not the case anymore and it proves lethal to Selena's hitherto dominance... Demi channels some of Vanessa Hudgens' finest JMD moments and RIPS through Selena's cleavage with mammoth uppercut drive that clips the Latin girl's chin a couple of times and bends her awkwardly on her heels.. Demi then SLAMS a right hook on the mouth which drops the guard right down so a left hook that follows meets no resistance and tears a nasty cut under Gomey's right eye but more importantly SENDS HER CRASHING DOWN FLAT ON HER BACK!!! Booyah! The Lookout comeback is on! Demetria gloats over the fallen brunette and has to be wrestled back to neutral corner which gives Selena that little extra time to recover but she looks shaken enough when she beats the count at seven! Lovato literally runs across the ring to complete the demo job and she snaps Gomey's ponytal back & forth when she digs her mitts upstairs with great precision; she reels an aching Lioness back onto the turnbuckle and harpoons her ribcage late on when Selena desperately tries to avoid more facial punishment! Bell saves the Lioness pride but Demi's right back in this one!
Round 6: Selena's both shaken & stirred at the start of the sixth and Demi's all over her with brutal hooks that pierce through the otherwise toned midsection! It's obvious the Latin lioness needs extra time to recover from that vicious ordeal in the previous round but Lovato's too experienced not to take advantage of this opportunity. She peppers Selena's tummy long enough to drop her guard and a swift uppercut combo sends the aching fellow brunette into jelly mode. Another brutal left hook finds the ear before a classic piledriver nails the hapless Gomez on the nose AND SENDS HER CRASHING DOWN ON HER SIDE with eyes closed moments later! And that's a lights out performance right there! Selena is left motionless on the canvas so the ref waves off the count! Wicked KO6 Demi Lovato in come-from-behind fashion!!!
AFTER: Disaster for the Lioness crew! Such a promising start suggested that Selena will blast the doors off Demi but a crucial tactical mistake from the Latin brunette allowed the hitherto dominated Lovato to turn this fight into a bruising JMD brawl and neutralised all the advantage Gomez had build up to that point. Erin Andrews is particulary critical of Selena's approach, she had Lovato at her mercy picking her off in supreme mid-range fashion and simply lost her head when she should have blasted her to the orbit instead. This result might prove pivotal to the outcome of the stable war but Michelle Trachtenberg and Paris Hilton are more interested in Demi's potential rebound into the flyweight title contention. Jessica Nigri might have stopped her hot streak but a new one is very much on the cards again and Erin Andrews must admit Demetria looks like an improved fighter following the big money transfer from Foxfire Boxing last summer. Heck, her results make one or two fans forget about Nina Dobrev's shocking Lookout departure in the same trade window. Well, almost forget about it...
Final result: Demi Lovato def. Selena Gomez KO6. Stable War: Lookout! Boxing 1, Lioness Club of America 0.
Last Edit: Apr 23, 2017 13:01:46 GMT -6 by Vassago
Vanessa Hudgens vs Jessica Lowndes (Lookout! Boxing vs Lioness Club of America) (42-27, 35 KO vs 25-14-1, 24 KO) Results: Lookout!; Story: Vassago
BEFORE: Yes, two of the most notorious flyweights around the league are at it again! Michelle Williams aside, the rivalry between Vanessa Hudgens and Jessica Lowndes is the prime match-up among the current generation of flyweights and the Michigan audience is treated with chapter number five of this intense duell. Both girls are locked at two wins apiece but ESPN's Erin Andrews reckons we'll hear more from this girls in years to come as tonight's encounter is by no means the showdown decider.
Tension isn't even the word to describe the mutual disdain between two luscious brunettes as they enter the ring. Elisha Cuthbert and Eva Mendes try to keep things a little calm if possible but it's basically a calm before the storm. Of course there's no touching gloves here and both girls promise to finish the other one off in truly gruesome fashion. "I'll send that bytch into surgery!", says Jessica while Nessa claims to "rip the tramp's jugs off!" even though we don't follow JMD rules here. However given how Demi Lovato outsmarted Selena Gomez in the event's opener, nobody should be so naive to expect a fair concentional fight between two bitter enemies!
Vanessa Hudgens wears a violet bikini set and pink gloves. Medium-lenght raven-black hair in curly waves. Jessica Lowndes wears a turquoise bikini set and black gloves. Dark brown hair tied in a sleek ponytail. The fight is scheduled for ten rounds in the flyweight division.
Round 1: Every single FCBA fan in the state of Michigan expected a high-flying start to this notorious duel but to their astonishment, both girls prefer to hang back during the opening round and only test each other with meaningless single punches. Even Erin Andrews is speechlees over this tactics and perhaps, just perhaps Nessa and Jessi have actually learned a thing or two about patience in the ring? Not every round should be fought like it's the last one in your life and after all, both these brunettes known each other very well based on previous encounters. Still, the crowd expects blood here and begins to jeer at the lukewarm attractions - who would have thought that literally a couple of minutes ago? Neither girl blinks first though and we head back for the first interval having probably witnessed the most dire three minutes in the boxing careers of both girls.
Round 2: Erin Andrews hopes we've witnessed a classic calm before the storm in that woeful opener and sure enough, Jessica STORMS into a massive aerial attack early in the seconds and gets a little fortunate, she bounces off the top of Nessa's gloves and nails her on the nose before adding a left hook on the liver area which bends the fellow brunette to the side. Hudgens refuses to back off though and whips an overhand combo only to find the Canadia ducking low and drilling her tummy in ferocious fashion! Ugh! That drops the Californian onto her heels and Lowndes follows right through her pounding away in classic flyweight fury which breaks Vanessa's resilience come the final minute. The self-proclaimed Fittest Flyweight in the league loses the close range exchange by numbers and gets backed into the ropes while wincing her struggle but gets silenced when Lowndes scythes her across the chin having found another way to slice the high guard. "C'mon, you pig!", Jessica screams at the bell and Nessa responds with a long death stare but she finds no vocal answer to that Canadian rally.
Round 3: More of the same in the third, Lowndes outworks her nemesis in close range landing many vicious shots to the body, it forces Hudgens' guard down and the Canadian actress has the speed required to flick punishing uppercuts on the exposed chin. Vanessa refuses to back off or clinch her rival though and maintains the jabbing gear that brings her little joy until this point. She keeps bouncing off Lowndes' superior guard and doesn't find the light touch to land her counter-strikes. Quite frankly she looks heavy-legged here and Erin Andrews thinks she focused on training her sister Stella a little too much in recent weeks. And if her preparations for this stable war were compromised, Jessica Lowndes is the last person you'd want to give even the slighest of advantages. The high guard improves a bit come the final minute but the attacks remain unsuccessful and Jessica has a field day blasting the sluggish Nessa on the guts and pins her into the corner where only the bell halts her progress.
Round 4: Despite her increasing advantage, Lowndes still lacks the big punch to wobble Hudgens off her mental edge and actually doesn't follow the JMD script like Erin Andrews was quick to predict beforehand. It doesn't matter when you can rattle easy hooks from both sides and Nessa's head snaps back repeatedly during the opening miniute which threatens to turn this bout into a Lioness whitewash! Hudgens is literally glued to the spot as she soaks up the heavy close range slugging and begins to wince a little louder when the fellow brunette nails her with a low hit on the waist! Ugh! That was very low indeed but no foul is called even though Lowndes anticipates it and looks over at the ref. That split second is enough for Hudgens to land a crisp combo straight up the middle and halt the Canadian charge, she jumps into a trigger-happy jabbing display thereafter and now matches the Lowndes intensity but the sheer production remains suspect and the Lookout entourage is unsure whether the late push is enough to even draw the round. Stella Hudgens could have been proud of that performance but it's still well below par for one of the pin-up girls of the entire league!
Round 5: You just don't see Paris Hilton and Michelle Trachtenberg look so upset during a Nessa fight and now Stella Hudgens joins the Lookout front office members in the private lounge, Erin Andrews knew that the little sister wouldn't miss this event but the Fittest Flywieght needs a better advice here and well, she's the first one who breaks into the oh-so familiar jug muggin' territory and stuffs some nasty uppercuts into the Canadian cleavage. Lowndes gets vocal when struck first but then responds in a similar fashion and the hectic bumper car boxing is only stopped when both girls accidentally clash heads and force a break from the man in charge. It also halts the all-too-brief JMD ordeal but Nessa catches some confidence wind in mid-distance and loops several menacing hooks to keep Lowndes at bay. Jessica weaves around on her feet and looks to stick more leather on the younger brunette's body but thinks better off it and decides to protect her lead on the cards. A drawn round is a good round for the Canadian stunner at this stage but Erin Andrews thinks that's the first sign of Lowndes showing any sort of respect to anyone around FCBA. Normally she'd thrive in furious attacks against such a cumbersome opponent but those last two defeats at the hands of Nessa must play on the Canadian'a mind as she arrives at half-distance with a healthy lead on the scorecards.
Round 6: Well, enough is enough for the Lookout boss. Paris Hilton makes her way to Nessa' corner and Stella follows her like a little puppy. Just who gives the Wannabees member orders around here? A heated discussion between Paris and Nessa headlines the interval but the brunette tells her boss "to beat it" and claims "she knows what she's doing!". Heck, she could have fooled Ms Andrews in the ESPN booth but one must give such a talented boxer the benefit of the doubt. Off we go into the sixth and Hudgens is all over the Canadian's guts as she hits the turbo mode and finally beats her arch-rival for the opening punch. She clobbers Lowndes around the elbows and spikes the liver area but only makes the all important difference when she wobbles forward and catches her foe with a quick head-butt that wobbles the fellow brunette on her heels. But the ref waves off the protests from Claudia Schiffer and just as Jessica's knees bend, there's Hudgens powering ahead with a brutal series on the rack! Ugh! Lowndes gets pounded into the corner on the spot as she fails to regain her balance and has to cover up when the American BLASTS her across the liver area with one very fine punch! Ugh! All Nessa in the final minute, she wraps the subdued rival in a proper jabbing frenzy and fends off the counter-efforts by slamming a right hand straight into Lowndes' nose. Another left hook on the liver leaves the Canadian shaken and very much stirred in the corner at the bell and Erin Andrews says that Vanessa poured more damage on Jessica than she soaked up during the first five rounds combined!
Round 7: The punches are flying around University of Michigan Stadium right now as Jessica knows better than anyone she can't let Vanessa jump onto a momentum train during this crucial part of the fight. Sitting back on the points lead is no longer a solution so she squares up to the California brunette but finds herself nursing a nasty cut under the left eye when Nessa splits her mitts and bounces off the cheeks with impressive ferocity. That's the Fittest Flyweight everyone north of the border has grown to hate but Lowndes gets clubbed on the wounder spot so often, she can't match the Lookout heat and aches out her pain before wobbling into a crushing uppercut on the solar plexus that makes her slump against Nessa's waist. "Take that, sl*t!", Hudgens follows up with a brutal shot on the liver and not even the Hall of Famers could have escaped the quick trip to the boards that occurs next... DOWN GOES LOWNDES ON HER KNEES and it's a major turning-point in this bitter duel! All the emotions are out for the Lookout babe and Lowndes is HURT!!! She hugs the aching liver and needs the eight count to mount a last-ditch recovery! However she remains visibly slumped and refuses to look both at the ref and her opponent. Erin Andrews thinks it's all over and the stoppage is a formality but NO, the ref allows the aching Canadian to continue. And even she looks stunned by this decision however Vanessa couldn't care less as she sprints from the neutral corner and BLASTS the other girl on the nose with full power and adds a right hook on the jaw that sends Jessica's mouthpiece flying off into the stands and DROPS THE CANADIAN FLAT ON HER BACK!!! Ugh! That was cruel and uncalled for! It doesn't matter, Lowndes is down and out and the ref waves it off!!!! Like he couldn't have done it ten seconds earlier already! KO7 Vanessa Hudgens in controversially cruel fashion!!!
AFTER: If the Lovato/Gomez result was a disaster for the Lioness Club then Vanessa Hudgens' come-from-behind victory makes the hell freeze twice over here in Michigan! Forget about the large lead on the cards that went up in smoke but even Erin Andrews thinks this bout should have bee stopped after Lowndes looked out of sorts following that first knockdown! One builds 'em tough north of the border but there's a genuine feeling the referee committed a serious offense of not protecting the fighter's health. LCA head trainer Claudia Schiffer wants to have a word with the winner and Elisha Cuthbert and Paris Hilton make their way to the ring as well. "Where was your towel, bytch!", Paris claims Schiffer could have halted the fight on her own and Nessa's all over her too: "This is a stable WAR, you German rat! We fight until one can't take it anymore and hell, that Canadian bimbo deserved all she got here! Who cares if she's hurt or not!"
Since Claudia Schiffer is outnumbered by the Lookout crew, she only signals for Eva Mendes to help her carry the semi-conscious Lowndes off to the locker room while Elisha keeps the buzzing Nessa off her prey: "We'll celebrate all week when we WIN the entire war! This isn't your choice, Nes!"
Reluctantly, the Fittest Flyweight in the FCBA accepts these orders but still twerks some booty before walking off to the standing ovation from the audience. Cruel, controversial, whatever, it doesn't matter when you're this popular around the country! And there's no time for any Lioness post-fight sour grapes since we're ready for some bantamweight action next with the Lookouts still on course of a memorable sweep of their bitter enemies!
Final result: Vanessa Hudgens def. Jessica Lowndes KO7. Stable War: Lookout! Boxing 2, Lioness Club of America 0.
Emily VanCamp vs Minka Kelly (Lookout! Boxing vs Lioness Club of America) (36-14, 26 KO vs 41-17-1, 37 KO) Results: Lookout!; Story: Vassago
BEFORE: There's a great deal of tension between these two women as Erin Andrews suggests Minka Kelly's departure from Lookout! Boxing wasn't exactly accidental and was simply arranged to set Emily VanCamp up as the genuine bantamweight leader in the Paris Hilton-run stable. Add to the fact that Elisha Cuthbert has smoothly moved into a front office position and suddenly the internal competition vanished making Emily's life much easier.
On the other hand, Minka's fresh start with the Lioness Club of America finally landed her a divisional title opportunity which she quickly took advantage of. She's won six of seven fights as a member of the Florida-based stable but deep down inside she'd like to score one over a woman who basically replaced her as the face of the Lookout's 120 lbs division. So just cue in the tension!
Emily VanCamp wears a violet bikini set and silver gloves. Long blonde hair tied in a sleek ponytail. Minka Kelly wears a lacy black basque top, red knickers and matching red gloves. Long dark brown hair tied in a curly ponytail. The fight is scheduled for ten rounds in the bantamweight division.
Round 1: Emily's the taller of the two women but she finds trouble matching Minka's speed across the ring and gets picked off repeatedly from close range as the brunette seeks early success. She keeps the Canadian on her toes and Emily does little to tame Minka's attacks misfiring badly over the top. Even though single-hand assault doesn't add much immediate punishment, the sheer amount of those punches begins to frustrate VanCamp who gets a little vocal as she jumps into high-tempo mode looking to stun Kelly with an early haymaker but gets countered to the body as Minka shows no signs of respect and firmly believes she's the better woman in the ring. She scythes the blonde against the chest and lands a late hook on the jaw which drops Emily back on her heels and halts her comeback attempt.
Round 2: The superior reach finally brings the Canadian some joy as she beats Minka for a quick hook and pierces her high guard before wading into the body with a drilling right hand. Minka gets stuffed in the middle of the ring and this time she fails to use her feet to settle into a better position and has to soak up a flurry of VanCamp punches that punish her midsection during the opening minute. Both women groan in their efforts to secure the break-through series and even considering Emily's impressive start here, Minka's more durable than most of the division and avoids tailing-off - she needs a lenghty clinching period to aid her cause but she settles in a hectic close range jabbing dispute thereafter and lands some crisp punches to the body - Emily sticks a great deal of them too and the round ends on equal terms according to most of the fans.
Rounds 3 & 4: Minka successfully enforces the close range stance during the next couple of rounds and neutralizes the blonde's longer reach which simply frustrates the Lookout entourage. Emily's a veteran in her own right but she gets dragged into a phone booth swarming struggle and fails to dominate the brunette; in fact Minka's punches make the better impression as she visibly bends the Canadian to the side several times and has VanCamp yelping louder of the two. Emily tries to land some crisp strikes over the top but bounces off the brunette's shoulders and can't find her range while Minka's all over her torso with punishing half-uppercuts. Thankfully for the blonde she doesn't allow the older woman to trap her along the ropes and both women struggle for supremacy in the center of the ring most of the time but Erin Andrews believes Emily needs to find a big punch soon since she won't impress the judges fighting on Minka's terms all the way.
Round 5: That's more like it from the Canadian stunner who finally ignites some pace into her tactics and prevents another close range tussle; she beats Minka for an overhand drive and rips across her nasal ridge to wobble her backwards; even Kelly's world-class footwork fails to get her out of trouble and suddenly Emily rains punches upstairs bobbing the dark ponytail back & forth. A swift hook on the ribs freezes the older actress in the center of the ring and VanCamp piles on more pressure with surgical punches up the middle that bend but not break the brunette's high guard. Still, Emily hangs in there with the aerial assault and pins her foe on the back foot for remainder of the round; Kelly aches the mid-distance attack struggle as she weaves around o her feet but just can't stop the blonde from cleaning out shop as the fight reaches half-distance.
Round 6: Emily finds a way to punish the older woman to the midsection and Erin Andrews thinks it's down to Minka losing some steam here. It's too early to say the fatigue is becoming a factor but the blonde clearly moves much faster of the two and buries the brunette under a heavy onslaught while driving her shots into the breadbasket. She then moves upstairs and clips Kelly's chin before BLASTING her across the mouth which finally dismantles the Lioness guard. Minka winces in pain and drops on her heels but Emily is right there to pounce on the opportunity and SLAMS a vicious hook on the right brow ridge SENDING THE BRUNETTE DOWN ON HER BUMS!!! Ugh! VanCamp is clearly delighted with that series and punches the air in delight and Paris Hilton thinks she's got the stable war all wrapped up now! However it's too early to dismiss Kelly as the Irish-American makes it back onto her feet at seven and still eyeballs her opponent with little sympathy to indicate the knockdown hasn't really changed the fortunes of thos bout. Emily reckons otherwise though and squares up to the older woman but Minka salvages some pride by looping hooks from the left and matching the blonde's workload - even if it's a little too late to spark a proper comeback anymore.
Round 7: Minka enjoyed a great deal of success in phone booth boxing so far tonight but she's got to deal with looping crosses aimed at her swollen brow ridge now ad both women exchange hectic aerial attacks which favors the taller Canadian. Minka's southpaw stance - which is natural for her as a left-hander - keeps her in touch with the blonde but there's more strenght behind VanCamp's efforts and she snaps her opponent's head more frequently which forces Kelly back down the stretch. Still, she avoids getting trapped on the ropes thanks to supreme footwork and agility however if anyone earns the nod from the judges in the seventh, it's clearly VanCamp who piles on more pressure upstairs and reels the Irish-American into constant retreat. Erin Andrews thinks the Lioness might require a plan 'B' for Minka to pull her back after that knockdown and the Lookouts are on the verge of sweeping all three fights here which would win them the stable war with room to spare.
Round 8: VanCamp gets a little too predictable with her overhand swinging but she has all the momentum she needs and keeps hassling Minka around the swollen brow ridge. She lands fewer clean punches on the area and gets belted on the liver in a quick turnaround as a wincing Minka drives forward and almost head-butts the Canadian in the jaw. Emily gets trapped on her heels briefly and eats a vicious hook on the nose which drops her guard but more importantly allows Kelly to slam a right/left combo on the chest and bend the younger woman straight into a nasty hook on the ear! Emily scowls in pain but fails to regain her stance and gets blasted across the guts with Minka then moving up and scything some uppercuts on the rack again. Emily wobbles back to the ropes and has to clinch the charging brunette for remainder of the round as things suddenly don't look so promising for a Lookout victory parade anymore!
Round 9: It's all or nothing for Kelly who ducks underneath a high approach from the blonde and NAILS her on the liver area with a surgical hook before adding one on the solar plexus. Emily groans out in pain but swings wide of the head in a desperate response and eats a flurry of jabs to the chest with Minka drilling the liver area in pursuit of that money shot! She digs her elbow in the blonde's tummy and finally cracks the high guard wide open with another quick hook but only stuffs VanCamp for good when she pierces her windpipe and leaves the younger actress squealing for air. THE BLONDE IS HURT!!! Someone needs a oxygen supply here but Minka shuts down those plans with another right/left combo on the chin that leaves her foe in tatters.... DOWN GOES EMS!!! The Canadian just slides down on the canvas unable to hang on any longer and that's a bad one, folks. Emily is down on all fours and bends her head against the canvas gasping loudly for air that just isn't there! Minka might be breathing very hard herself but she stares down at the fallen blonde with eyes full of spark and here we go with the count. Paris Hilton screams out like a woman possessed from the stands and most of the University of Michigan Stadium audience is apparently looking for some action in this fight yet! Emily makes a slow recovery, she's barely up on one knee at eight and needs to wrap her hand aroud the rope in order to regain her balance but she spits out her gumshield into the referee's lap and goes "Oh Gawd" when she bends against the ropes again simply unable to pump some air into her lungs. Was it that shot on the windpipe that did all the damage or the whole jabbing package? Nevermind, the blonde is deemed unable to continue and it's TKO9 Minka Kelly!!!
AFTER: The Lioness are still alive in the stable war! But the Lookouts were on the brink of a memorable triumph here with Emiy VanCamp in the driving seat following that sixth round knockdown of former stable leader Minka Kelly. This result won't be forgotten by anyone associated with the LCA for a very long time! Emily's maybe younger than Minka and offers a better upside but the rumours about the Irish-American losing her edge must be laid to rest for the time being. If someone expected a Pink-like sudden fall from grace then wake up and smell the coffee. Minka is going nowhere, folks!
The mutual respect between the two combatants is still there, Minka hugs the aching blonde who would have said something if only she'd been able to! But the temporary lack of oxygen remains a problem and Elisha Cuthbert has to escort the slumped girl back to the corner for some medical aid. She then hugs the brunette and they both share a quick laugh, well, Minka is not exactly a sworn enemy of the Lookouts even months removed from her shocking departure. However the same can't be said about the upcoming lightweight clash - at least according to Ms Cuthbert who tells Kelly: "I know Odette's a nice girl and all but Missy will still f### her up!" Well, let's find out then!
Final result: Minka Kelly def. Emily VanCamp TKO9. Stable War: Lookout! Boxing 2, Lioness Club of America 1.
Missy Peregrym vs Odette Annable (Yustman) (Lookout! Boxing vs Lioness Club of America) (48-22-2, 28 KO vs 32-18-1, 25 KO) Results: Lookout!; Story: Vassago
BEFORE: Erin Andrews reckons Missy Peregrym and Odette Yustman are two of the most natural opponents so it's truly odd they's only met once before, in a largerly forgotten July 2010 contest where Missy counterpunched herself to a KO5 success. Both women have improved a lot since then - even though Peregrym was a bantamweight powerhouse back in those days - and have settled in as reliable elite members of an otherwise slumping lightweight division. Sure enough, with Kate Upton moving up to welters and Erica Durance not getting any younger, Missy and Odette offer the best challenge to the 130 lbs dominant Front Street Gym outside of Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Yvonne Strahovski (whose absence from this Stable War has raised many questions around Ann Arbor).
Missy and Odette are two of the mild-mannered members of each stable, one shouldn't expect them losing their temper in classic Hudgens/Lowndes grudge fashion. It's a competitive rivalry and a great deal of respect is shown before the fight however because the Lookouts can clinch the stable war in case of Peregrym's victory, the Canadian does look more animated in her corner and vows to knock Odette's head off in a quick chat with Elisha Cuthbert: "No worries, she's going down! I've done this before!"
Missy Peregrym wears a green bikini top, black knickers and silver gloves. Long dark brown hair tied in a custom ponytail. Odette Yustman wears a navy blue bikini set and black gloves. Long black hair tied in a sleek ponytail. The fight is scheduled for ten rounds in the lightweight division.
Round 1: Missy's well known for her sublime punching power but she meets her match in Odette's world-class defense and the early exchanges fail to bring the Canadian the intended break-through. She drills her shots straight into Odette's body but gets caught over the top with very accurate jabs and then bounces off the low guard which enables Yustman to actually dominate the close range tussle through punishing half-uppercuts that clip the breasts a little too often for comfort. Missy switches her targets down the stretch and looks to nail the American with a classic head bomb but her execution leaves a lot to be desired and Yustman leans on her with a late jabbing rally that pierces the midsection and has Peregrym gasping in discomfort at the bell.
Round 2: Odette weaves around Missy's aerial attack during the opening minute but the Canadian improves her targeting this time and lands a couple of heavy hooks on each temple which visibly stuffs Yustman on her heels and allows the older brunette to whack her straight up the middle shortly afterwards. Missy barks in her efforts to dominate the briefly subdued opponent and does exceptionally well to split the fellow brunette's arms which lifts Yustman's boobs and sends her backing into the ropes. A half-hearted hooking response from the back foot goes nowhere and Missy traps her opponent with a cross hook double that nails Odette on the lips and caves her in behind a high earmuff. Peregrym drops low and delivers vicious harpoons around the American's elbows which sink the Lioness girl even further and renders the final minute into a one-sided beating. Ugh! Odette's slumped on the ropes underneath the Missy's onslaught and only battles herself to safety after a blatant clinching effort which even the referee can't deal with before the bell.
Round 3: Missy enforces the mid-range exchange and loops more promising hooks around Odette's head which means the California brunette has to revert into her famous footwork techniques which slightly ease off the pressure come the one minute mark. However Missy's fully in the attacking groove now and stalks the younger brunette with repeated overhand bombs; she outworks Yustman during the second minute but gets blocked when she tries to switch downstairs for a proper body assault and gets clinched again with Odette wrestling her back to the ropes to catch some respite. This time the ref is on top of this stalemate and Missy's smart enough to turn the fellow brunette against the turnbuckle and blast her with a brutal cross on the lips immediately after the command. Ugh! Suddenly Yustman gets trapped in the corner and loses the slugging war of attrition which boosts Peregrym's stock when she hands the Lioness rival a bloody fat lip and snaps her head back with ferocious strenght right at the death. Yustman buckles under the Canadian heat and yelps a little louder to indicate she's perfectly alright here, some of the Lookout fans in the stands think that Odette got saved by the bell here but the California girl still gives the rampant Canadian a nasty death stare before she walks back to coach Claudia Schiffer in the LCA corner.
Round 4: Yustman tries to beat Peregrym with her own weapon and engages in a surprising overhand exchange rather than seeking more respite through her outright superior defensive skills. She snaps Missy's head back with the initial drive and pumps immediate follow up on the left brow ridge which neutralizes the Canadian's aggressive response. Both women refuse to yield an inch here and Erin Andrews thinks it actually costs Peregrym a good opportunity to gather her thoughts. She leans forward on Yustman but leaves her feet behind and doesn't carry enough power behind her hooking approach... and Odette beats her for a cracking hook on the chin and sticks another uppercut on the solar plexus moments later which makes the Canadian squeal in pain. A left hook then follows through on the right eye and tears a patch underneath it... Missy wobbles forward with a loud yelp and fails to apply the clinching rescue so Odette SLAMS a mammoth right hand on the jaw which half-spins the older brunette with eyes closed on the spot and DROPS HER FACE-DOWN ON THE CANVAS moments later! Nobody saw this coming and Peregrym simply got smoked big time here! She spits out her gumshield and tries to lift herself off both elbows but suddenly collapses back face down and releases one final spasm of pain before accepting the ineviteable outcome! Shocking KO4 Odette Yustman in one-punch fashion!!!
AFTER: The entire Lookout entourage is stunned by Peregrym's sudden demise but she really got caught with an epic punch right there! Odette yells out straight into Elisha Cuthbert's face and mocks her early prediction: "Not bad for a nice girl like me, huh? Did you bet on this one? I'm sooooo sorry to spoil your parade, bytch!" It's very rare to see the soft-spoken Odette lose her temper like that but she really wanted to prove Cuthbert wrong ever since Minka Kelly told her how low the Lookout blonde rates her chances in a straight-forward clash of styles against Missy Peregrym.
Yustman remains visibly upset when talking to Erin Andrews after the fight: "There's just no love for a good defense in the FCBA anymore! So I knew I had to beat Missy with her own weapon and boy, did she go down fast there! I pulled a Missy on Missy herself. Yeah, it sucks for her but at least I silenced that arrogant #### Cuthbert! I know these Canadians can be very annoying - hi, Jessica, I still love you - but I felt like Paris and Michelle already ruled me out as a serious contender. Heck, if Missy knocked me out like that, they'd be all over the news demanding another title shot. Good luck with that! Oh and before I forget, my manager wants everyone to know how we admire Yvonne Strahovski, it's a shame she couldn't be here tonight and well, I don't know if I'd drop her like that. I think she has a little tougher chin than Missy! (laughs)"
Final result: Odette Yustman def. Missy Peregrym KO4. Stable War: Lookout! Boxing 2, Lioness Club of America 2.
Kate Upton vs Cassidy Freeman (Lookout! Boxing vs Lioness Club of America) (33-11, 33 KO vs 20-13-1, 16 KO) Results: Lookout!; Story: Vassago
BEFORE: It's the Main Event in Ann Arbor which will decide the outcome of the stable war as the two proud organizations are locked in a stalemate after four bouts. One doesn't need to introduce Kate Upton to the audience, anyone who's followed the FCBA action over the past four or five years should know all about the most popular woman in the boxing universe but 'Her Royal Curviness' remains very much down to Earth when speaking to ESPN's Erin Andrews:
"Hi, well, it's been a while since I fought on my home soil. Michigan isn't as fancy location as these Las Vegas or New York arenas but hey, I'm so thankful for this opportunity and the fact the Lioness crew agreed to schedule this event in my own backyard! Now, here's Cass Freeman, a really tough competitor! I never take these fights for granted but I hope that I'll prove my worth and silence all these hot Victoria's Secret babes that are making so much noise lately! I feel like a veteran now eve though I've got years of top class boxing left! It's almost like my success paved the way for some of these models to steal the headlines now but I'm not going anywhere!"
Meanwhile Cassidy Freeman has been sort of missing in action lately and dropped out of several welter rankings after last seeing action in November. She remains upbeat regarding her career prospects in an interview with Erin Andrews though: "I took a small break and people are wondering what the hell is going on! Tess Valmore will never get a free scoop from my manager so she's completely in the dark but the truth is, all these VS models pretty much invaded the front pages and I've decided to see them out! I'm not in JMDD contention and let's be honest, I'm not 23 years old anymore either. I prefer these Fergusons, Tahnees and Karlies to have a dogfight on their own and only step in when the dust settles. Of course there's an exception from every rule and Kate Upton is that exception. She's the top-selling name in the FCBA for a reason and a class above all these newcomers! So here I am!"
Kate Upton wears a Wolverines-themed blue bikini set with maize trim and matching maize gloves. Long blonde hair tied in a sleek ponytail. Cassidy Freeman wears a green bikini set and silver gloves. Shoulder-lenght red hair wrapped in a thick bun at the back of her head. The fight is scheduled for ten rounds in the welterweight division.
Rounds 1 & 2: If anyone expected a slow start from these two veterans then the high-flying action springs a surprise or two as Cassidy tries to upstage the home state heroine and delivers a steady aerial assault which requires some quick thinking from the FCBA's most popular blonde. Kate is a natural power puncher but she can move around the ring alright and blocks most of the redhead's punches before looping noteworthy response that keeps Freeman honest down the stretch. The first couple of rounds are dominated by the aerial bombs and while Cassidy has zero JMDD experience and gives away a little too much in reach, she remains confident of success in mid-distance and Upton does little to change her stance in the early stages.
Round 3: Kate moves on the front feet and beats the actress for a quick one-two upstairs before switching downstairs and drilling the redhead's guts for a good measure. She closes right in and smacks Freeman's ribcage from both flanks which reels the Lioness veteran back and allows the blonde to dominate a hectic close range pursuit thereafter. Heavy slugging from Upton leaves Cassidy reeling back onto the ropes and the single-hand reply over the top only grazes the model's cheeks and lacks some proper juice. Kate's all over the redhead come the final minute and enjoys pounding away at the guts which leaves the Illinois-native gasping for air and looking very subdued there in the corner. And the Michigan crowd loves every second of that Upton rally!
Round 4: It's Freeman's time to find some head hunting success as she tracks the blonde down in the center of the ring and finally lands a proper body combo to briefly tame Upton's charge. A swift right-on-right exchange pierces the blonde's guard moments later though and wobbles the local heroine on her heels before a heavy right hook blasts her on the liver area and forces into a hectic cover. Ugh! Cassidy deploys rapid fire striking in close range and snaps the blonde ponytail around - backing the suddenly frozen Kate back to the ropes down the stretch. The lanky model tries to clinch the redhead but Freeman clips her chin with a seemingly wayward head-butt and completes her recovery by digging heavy onslaught into Upton's world-famous jugs. Even such a JMDD veteran feels a proper heat like that and yelps out her frustration at the bell with Cassidy staring at her with steely eyes just long enough to indicate this bout is far from being decided!
Round 5: Cassidy settles in the phone booth-like exchange and targets Kate's rack repeatedly during the opening minute and the blonde model can't properly stretch her elbows now that she's under serious jug muggin' pressure. It's safe to say the Lookout! crew didn't anticipate such a bravado from the redhead and the only way Kate can escape the heat at this moment is to clinch the older woman - even though that doesn't halt the Lioness momentum on the long run. Freeman barges her way through on the solar plexus and beats Upton for a quick uppercut on the chin before another deep shot across the cleavage sends a scowling blonde onto the ropes just before the bell. It's basically a dead heat at half-distance and the long spell on the sidelines seems to have worked wonders for the redhead who looks more than ready to match the league's best fighter stride for stride!
Round 6: Kate needs to find that big punch quickly but she allows the actress to stalk her with more punishing jabs to the body during the opening minute and only gets herself out of trouble when a wayward hook somehow finds the temple and reels Cassidy sideways. Kate moves onto the front foot and harpoons the redhead's chest before clipping her chin for a good measure and suddenly a classic brawl ensues in the center of the ring with both women working quick jabs and half-uppercuts to hopefully sink the other one on jelly knees. It's easier said than done though and neither woman can claim the bragging rights in that heated exchange, Cassidy looks a little worse to wear of the two as she breaths much heavier than Kate but she refuses to yield an inch of real estate and signs off a stubborn performance with a nasty belter on the navel which makes Upton scream in visible discomfort.
Round 7: We're inching closer to the money rounds and Kate's aerial attack finally wrecks havoc in Cassidy's high guard here in the seventh. The Lioness veteran was just that little slow off her stool and allows the supermodel to dominate the head hunting exchange before losing her balance following a mis-timed swing on her own! Ugh! KATE FINDS THE HAYMAKERRRRRR!!! She clobbers Freeman on the nasal ridge which visibly sinks the Illinois actress on soft knees before powering ahead with brutal facial shots!!! Cassidy's arms drop to the side and she gets pounded back to the ropes where she aches her heart out but can't stop the league's P4P leader from piling on more pressure, the sheer strenght behind Upton's punches unties the thick bun and has Freeman's head rocking from side to side and quite frankly, a less-skilled fighter would have gone down in a heap a long time ago but Cassidy somehow defies the odds and maintains the upright all the way through until the bell. Ugh! That's impressive enough for Kate to nod back in approval but the truth is, she just clobbered the older woman in pillar-to-post fashion and Freeman can barely walk back to her corner on extremely soft legs. Can she possibly recover from this almighty drubbing here?
Round 8: Well, the answer is "NO" as Kate easily connects with a steady jabbing assault and splits the redhead's mitts to resume rocking her head back & forth. Cassidy's squeals are getting louder and louder as she wilts under the blonde's leather galore and eventually she's battered into a standing dummy as Upton keeps the power supply on and leaves the actress nursing a fat lip and couple of nasty cuts above each eye. Freeman swings back in hopeless fashion here, she can't even graze the blonde's flesh and eventually Kate delivers the mercy shot, she nails the subdued foe across the nasal ridge - resulting in another cut - which SENDS FREEMAN SLIDING DOWN ON HER BACKSIDE!!! Freeman has seen it all in her FCBA career but she only rolls onto her side and bends her head against the canvas to rise no more!!! KO8 Kate Upton!!!
AFTER: There isn't any doubt who's the league's best-selling name despite plenty of noise coming from the likes of Hannah Ferguson and Tahnee Atkinson lately. Kate Upton remains the ultimate welterweight benchmark around and actually remains surprisingly sympathetic when she reaches out for the downed Cassidy and helps her onto her feet. Meanwhile there's a commotion just below as Vanessa Hudgens and Jessica Lowndes engage in a wild hair-pulling contest which escalated when Nessa's little sister Stella tried to steal the Lioness Club banner and torch it in the middle of the ring to underline just which of the two stable emerged on top in this tightly-contested battle. Apparently Selena Gomez got sucker punched by Stella in the gut and couldn't keep watch on the banner while Stella Hudgens becomes the main target of a collective Lioness assault. Sparring partner Shenae Grimes jumps in to whack Stella across the lips before jumping on Nessa's back and tackling both her and Lowndes to the ground. Oh and well, Demi Lovato joins in the fun and grabs Shenae's hair from behind and whips her backwards to then separate Nessa and Jessica who are still screaming like wild cats and refuse to let go of each other's hair.
Meanwhile Kate and Cassidy can only watch this catfighting extravaganza from the ring and share a friendly chat. The Stable War has concluded with Lookout! Boxing doubling up on their November 2015 success but it doesn't mean the two groups share bitter hatred like Nessa and Jessica. We'd need to talk about all this in the bar, Kate tells Cass and well, the drinks are on the Lookouts here! The dust eventually settles down but there's still no love lost between certain members of each stable and the FCBA should hear plenty of noise coming from this direction in months - if not years - to come yet!
Final result: Kate Upton def. Cassidy Freeman KO8. Stable War (Final): Lookout! Boxing 3, Lioness Club of America 2.
Great series of fights and as a Michigan alumni I approve of the setting (and wish I had thought of it myself!). Can't help but thinking fighting in the "Big House" tipped the balance for Kate Upton and allowed Lookout to win the card. (A chorus or two of "The Victors" would also have been appropriate. LOL) Thanks to Lookout and Vassago for their work on this.
Post by Vanessa Hudgens on Apr 25, 2017 9:30:40 GMT -6
Jessica Lowndes is the biggest freaking coward in the entire league and given how many jealous, bimbo flyweights we have around here, that's saying something. Once again, I've shut Jessi down and shut Jessi up, but she escapes post-match humiliation YET again! Next time, loser Lowndes, nobody and nothing is going to keep me from humiliating you like you deserve. I've experienced some horrifying incidents from you over the years and I am just dreaming of payback against you. Beating you up and knocking you the eff out though is a great start, because now I am finally up 3-2 on you after a horrible start to our rivalry. Don't count on winning another match between us, because I am going to run up the freakin' score on you, you little Canadian piece of trash. Once again, I proved why I'm the fittest flyweight in the entire league and soon, once I beat down that little British bimbo, Lily Collins, nobody will be questioning that for QUITE some time.
But, for now, Jessi, just know that you escaped like the little rat you are but next time, if you ever dare to face me again, you are going to be SO humiliated.
For now, I'm just happy to be your Conqueror!
It feels good to be the queen!
-Vanessa Hudgens Conqueror of Jessi Fittest Flyweight In The FCBA Lookout! Boxing
Post by Lookout! Boxing on Apr 25, 2017 10:00:55 GMT -6
Absolutely - what a great card, an excellent venue and a fantastic stable war! Stellar idea and even better execution, so a huge thanks to Vassago for writing this up! We couldn't be more impressed and appreciative of the hard work that went into writing all of these fights, which were amazing, regardless of the results.
Of course, Vanessa has already commented on her big win versus rival Jessica Lowndes, but it sounds like they are already ready for another battle already, especially given how the Stable War ended.
We continue to be very impressed with the rise of Demi Lovato, who has really blossomed lately and as much as we still miss Nina Dobrev and wish her well, Demi has been a very special replacement and is moving into elite status of her own with her run, though will need to keep that up! However, we definitely know that as long as she's with our stable and we plan to have her with us for a VERY long time, then Demi will get every opportunity to succeed and we have no doubt she will.
Naturally, we are very familiar with Minka Kelly given the amount of time she spent with our stable and as you would expect, Elisha Cuthbert is not pleased with this outcome. Given her championship pedigree and talent, it's not unexpected though. We are proud of Minka's victory, though EVC is not happy it came at her expense. Emily is bound and determined to prove that Lookout! made the right choice in making her the alpha bantam at her stable, so you can imagine she'll be coming for a rematch in the near future!
However familiar we are with Odette Yustman, giving her rivalry against our lightweights both past and present, it's clear that we underestimated her. Missy Peregrym is undoubtedly one of the elite lightweights in the league, but she just got taken down in shocking fashion by another elite lightweight and we have nothing but respect for Odette. That and definitely a healthy desire for revenge against her. Odette's performance and post-match comments ensure that!
Of course, what else can we say about Kate Upton? Cassidy Upton has been and continues to be one of the best welterweights in the league, despite her recent inactivity. Hopefully this loss to Kate spurs her to return to take on some of the established and newer names to the welterweight roster, as the world of welterweights has definitely been changing lately. Kate is a big part of that and she's honored to take on one of the biggest names in the sport. Kate's credentials in the welterweight world have sometimes been questioned, but hopefully wins over proud fighters like Righetti and Freeman go a long way towards proving her bona fides!
Last but not least, despite the fact that many members of our proud rosters do not like one another in the least, we are proud to compete against one of our favorite stables in the league and thank the Lioness Club of America for the opportunity! We hope to keep working against and with one another in the future and given how our fighters interacted throughout this stable war, I will say that's pretty darn likely! For the record, we can't wait!
Thankfully Mr. V's favorite active NFL player played college for Florida State!
OK, football things aside I hope this card was a solid rehearsal before the April PPV. This is Mr. V's idea of FCBA in a nutshell. Put big names against other big names and see what happens. Jessica Lowndes will never threaten a Jane Levy-like run of consecutive wins but she'll always be stalking Vanessa Hudgens until the bitter end. Yes, Nessa got the better of her this time again but it's not the end of the world. They will be back and we're pretty sure the sparks will fly in numbers. Because a true Alpha Lioness never admits someone else - even the fittest of them all - is actually superior.