The second fight of the night is an eagerly anticipated contest between Cheryl Cole (Kear's Kats) and the French veteran Virginie Ledoyen (Tech Unlimited Europe). Cole, who's never short of confidence, regardless of the opposition has promised to wreck her older rival tonight and she's got a big chance of succeeding since Ledoyen is coming off a string bad losses to new comer Lea Seydoux in the FCBA PPV event a and veteran Hayden Panatierre few days later.
Nonetherless, Ledoyen's experience is far superior to Cole's who in turn has a habit of losing her focus if a fight doesn't follow her plan. Many observers don't believe that Ledoyen will hold back and allow Cole to dictate the proceedings in the ring. The fight is scheduled for ten rounds in the flyweight division.
Cheryl Cole wearing a red bikini top, white panties and black gloves. Virginie Ledoyen wearing a black bikini and black gloves. Both girls stare at each other with visible venom as the ref explains the rules and Cole whispers something to her French rival making a gesture of throat slicing in the proccess. Ledoyen shakes her head and blows her a kiss, fuelling more anger. Cole looks like she wants to demolish her any which way possible.
Cheryl jumps at Virginie straight from the bell, jabbing ferociously at her midsection and unloading a big uppercut to the jaw. Ledoyen covers up and prevents the uppercut from landing clean, but Cheryl continues with the barrage throwing chaotic jabs all over her ribcage. Ledoyen jumps back, somewhat stunned at the intensity of the attack and circles away as the Geordie just keeps coming forward. Ledoyen's quick on her feet though, doesn't allow the English girl to close the distance and Cole mostly cuts through the air with her punches for a while. Finally Virginie stops and fakes a froward burst, landing a hook on the ribs, which doesn't bother Cole though. In fact, Cheryl looks even more keen to punish the French girl as early as possible, throwing hooks to the head. Ledoyen jumps back again, circles around the ropes as Cole leaps up to her, landing a big hook on the stomach. Virginie was clearly surprised by this punch and she covers up in the corner as Cheryl pummels her back to the post and looks to break her guard. Cole's on a mission here with her intensive jabs landing all over Ledoyen's body, but the bell stops the Geordie's rout. She raises her glove already when walking back to her corner, this was a vry good round for Cheryl, but it's way to early to give her the win!
Ledoyen looks upset during the interval, she was clearly caught off guard by the nature of Cole's attacks. She jumps at the Geordie immediately after the bell and tries to land a hook on her face. Cheryl notices the change of Virginie's attitude but she doesn't hold back either. She squares up to her and avoids the hook with a nice weave before responding with a clubbing hook to the ribs herself. Ledoyen moans in pain and Cole follows up with another uppercut to the jaw. It lands clean and Ledoyen bends down in pain, looking to clinch, but Cheryl continues to pound her with more jabs landing on the head. Virginie struggles big time now, taking few clean punches in the face before finally managing to clinch the Geordie. Cole gets vocal, abuses the French woman's skills while pounding her ribs in the clinch. Virginie's pain spasms are getting louder but the ref steps in and separates them much to Cole's annoyance. She immediately wants to follow up on Ledoyen, but the French veteran leaps to the ropes and avoids further altercations. Despite Cheryl's best efforts, she can't close the distance before the bell anymore, Virginie maybe hurting but she's still very agile on her feet and keeps the Geordie at bay. After the bell, Cheryl shouts at her rival "Cowardly cow, you're too old for this stuff". Virginie throws her a death stare, but Cole has already turned her back and walks to her stool.
Ledoyen's face is bruised but there are no major cuts to worry about. Cheryl jumps early from her stool and teases with the crowd smiling brightly. Virginie looks grim, bemused by the younger girl stealing all the attention thus far. She's keen to turn this fight around and steps forward on the English girl with some well-placed jabs landing on Cole's ribs. Cheryl tries to respond but an uppercut misses Virginie's jaw and allows the French woman to land a solid combination to the ribs again. Now it's the Geordie's turn to moan in pain and Ledoyen lands a crisp hook on the mouth which snaps Cole's head backwards. Both women trade punches in the middle of the ring and the crowd is on their feet! Chaotic jabbing from Cheryl, she throws many punches, but can't control them and Virginie easily steps away from the striking range before countering with low hooks to the guts. Cheryl's midsection was exposed and she gets nailed a couple of time and bends down in pain as Ledoyen charges with a follow up. She lands few jabs to the arms and body, pushing the briefly stunned Englishwoman to the ropes where she unloads a series of hooks and it's Cheryl in real trouble now, covering up and unable to stop the barrage. Virginie keeps pounding her along the ropes, as Cole weaves around, trying to avoid any big haymakers that could send her crashing down, but it's a relentless punishment from Ledoyen who meets no resistance. Inside the final seconds, Cole sinks on her knees and looks on the verge of going down but a huge belter that could have send her packing crashes off her gloves and Ledoyen barks in anger upon hearing the bell and Cheryl still on her feet allthough not looking as cheerful as she was after the previous round.
Ledoyen bursts forward from the bell, trying to keep the momentum going and Cole circles around, clearly still feeling the effects of the third round. But Virginie's quicker on her feet, smacks her in the chest a couple of times before unleashing an uppercut to the jaw. Cheryl jumps back and avoids that one, but gets trapped along the ropes as Ledoyen squares up to her in the corner. Cheryl covers up, but gets nailed in the guts and as she tries to lower her guard, the French woman catches her in the cheek with a hook that went all around the glove. Cole's head snaps to the side and Virginie throws another low combination to the ribs before landing a series of jabs on the face. Cheryl can only cover up, as she ducks and weaves back and forth, leaning on the ropes. Ledoyen with a furious charge from both sides, laces the Geordie in the stomach and keeps aiming at the her face, but Cheryl's guard holds up well for the time being. Frustrated Virginie leans on her, tries to land a swinging jab in the chest, but gets clinched as Cole drags her low and tries to stop the negative momentum. Ref separates the girls after a brief struggle, but Ledoyen lands a stiff jab straight on the mouth and leaps forward jabbing to the midsection and pushing the Geordie back to the ropes again. Cheryl throws a series of jabs on Ledoyen's head, but the Frenchwoman weaves around them and lands a crisp left hook on the cheek. Cole moans in pain as she tries to jump back, but gets stuck at the ropes and Virginie flies in with another hook around the guard and catches the stunned English rival in the nose. Cole is real trouble now, bends down and looks to clinch again, but Virginie peppers her ribs and breaks through her guard with a heavy uppercut follow up. Cheryl's knees buckle and Virginie nails her in the face again with a right hook before another one from the left throws the Geordie against the corner post. More intensive jabbing from Ledoyen aimed at the stomach pulls the plug on Cole and she slides down on her backside underneath that barrage and the ref steps in to start the count!!! Cheryl sits down in the corner with her eyes closed and only gets up at seven looking in serious discomfort. Despite her tanned stomach, there is a visible damage done as Ledoyen landed a countless number of punches there and Cole breaths heavily, clearly feeling most of them. Only few seconds remain on the clock when the fight resumes and Ledoyen firmly keeps the Geordie pinned in the corner, landing more jabs on the face as Cheryl covers up and waits for the bell.
Cole walked very slowly to her stool after the bell and she holds her tummy during the interval, but she refuses to quit. Virginie's face is still bruised, but the French veteran looks in better shape, much quicker on her feet and it's her turn to jump early from her stool, waiting for the English rival to get up. Cole still has that nasty spark in her eye, but Virginie steps on her quickly, throwing jabs at the ribs and forcing her back. Cheryl reponds with single punches, but she's slow in execution and Ledoyen easily moves away before countering with a crisp hook to the face. Cole covers that, but forgets about her footwork and enables Virginie to jump up to her and follow up with some nasty jabs to the chest and stomach. Once again, Cheryl gets pushed to the ropes and Virginie drives forwards with those low jabs aimed at the ribs. Cheryl wants to clinch, but gets rocked with another series of hooks to the midsection and she closes her eyes, moaning in pain. Virginie pounds her without any sympathy and lands a left hook to the cheek as Cole's guard is all over the place now. She can't prevent her stomach being turned into a mush by the French veteran and leaves her face exposed far too often. Another left hook snaps her head to the side and she wobbles on her feet before Ledoyen relieves her from this misery by clubbing her in the guts yet another time. Cheryl can't handle it anymore and slumps down on her knees, sobbing and holding her stomach. Ref starts the count as Cole leans her head against the mat and she's in all sorts of bother. At five, she raises her head and tries to get up, but her guts must be burning fire and she just sits there in the middle of the ring, as tears start flowing from her eyes. Whether it's from the pain itself or from the looming defeat it's almost irrelevent. She cannot beat the count and bursts into spasms as ref counts her out!!! KO R5 Virginie Ledoyen!!!
Virginie starts a winning dance, circling around the sobbing Cheryl. She shouts some French words at her, there's little doubt about the intentions. Ledoyen might be done in FCBA, but in BBU she can still teach younger opposition a lesson or two. Cole looks like she wants to get out of the Arena, she can't respond to Virginie as she knows best she was demolished tonight despite a very good start that left Ledoyen stunned in the first two rounds. However experience prevailed and Virginie ended up nearly breaking Cheryl's ribs as she executed her plan to perfection. Cole's face was barely scratched but all the damage was done elsewhere and it was more then enough to break her down and leave in a state of sobbing mess.
Final result: Virginie Ledoyen def. Cheryl Cole KO5.
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