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17 November 2006 Kelly Brook vs Ali Landry

Page history last edited by Dradis 11 years, 6 months ago

Posted by Simguy on 11/17/2006, 6:11 am.

 

Ali in gold bikini, white gloves

Kelly in black bikini, black gloves

 

UD10 wide, Landry

 

JMD fans would go away disappointed as neither hulking beauty was able to produce the KO collapse necessary for a post-fight mamboree - but fans of Ali Landry boxing would go away well pleased with her performance on the night.

 

The dry statistics of the match show a Landry in comfortable control of her opponent: 8 rounds clean to Ali; Kelly hurt in 4 of those - badly so in the second and dropped in the 10th; 3 shutout rounds for Ali - all good offensive measures. But perhaps the most significant results occurred in the third and seventh stanzas - rounds in which Brook landed pulverizing right hands and sent Landry reeling, but not out - a critical departure from Ali’s pattern of late. “Ali taking Kelly’s punch was huge in this fight,” notes one Celebrity ring columnist and long-time Ali-watcher. “Ever since her shattering defeats to Jenny O’Dell, Ali’s been struggling to regain her confidence, and she hasn’t taken a good shot in the wake of those losses. Tonight, she tuffed out, took a beating when she had to and got herself back together again.

 

For lumped-up Kelly, a disappointing setback, but her willingness to trade punches and come forward even when shook were not lost on viewers. Ali’s knockdown of Kelly in the tenth could easily have been a knockout of a lot of other women - and Brook won the final minute of the fight with stubborn slugging, denying Ali supreme satisfaction. If you have to take a beating, this is the sort to take - Kelly can be proud of the heart she displayed tonight.

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