HILDE vs KYLLI - Middleweights - 16/02/2018

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HILDE vs KYLLI - Middleweights - 16/02/2018

Griffy
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Feb 16 2018, 12:44 #1




ANOTHER SIDE 

         When it comes to Glamboxing I consider myself a super fan.  Given the opportunity to write this article about the women participating in the February 16th fight promotion I soon discovered that there was a completely different persona to the women I so admire.  I met with Kylli Valtonen two weeks before the fight date in one of her family jewelry stores where she is a manager. 
Here is what I learned about the fighter nicknamed "Firebrand".  She started working in the family business when she was still in school.  Her father and mother owned just the one store then and so they offered her a chance to work with them.  She confessed that it was very scary working with expensive merchandise.  She models some of the jewelry in their television commercial.  As a resident of Tampere, Finland she and her dentist husband enjoy a wide variety of winter sports.  They particularly enjoy skate dancing as a couple.  Her husband an accomplished skier has motivated her to enjoy that experience with him also.  They have no children but are looking into the possibility of adoption to experience the fulfilment of parenting.  Jokingly Kylli admitted that cooking is not one of her gifts.  She is dedicated to improving in that necessary skill.  After almost a year's absence from competition Firebrand is eager and confident to resume her boxing career.  She is a vivacious female with a zest for living life to the fullest.
           Just two days later I got to meet and interview Hilde Larsen at her home in Oslo, Norway.  She introduced me to her fiance Sven.  They both work at the same architectural firm in the city.  She was most gracious to show me around her wonderfully furnished home. As an interior draftsman Hilde and her partner designed and refurbished the home to their personal specification.  They intend to purchase and renovate other property that they can develop as investment homes to rent or sell.  She is a clarenist in the community orchestra.   Hilde known by the ring alias "The Valkyrie" loves to read.  After studying Creative writing  in college she is presently working on a children's book about imaginary visitors from outer space who come to learn about earthly children. Another hobby she pursues is ceramics.  Several of her creations are displayed inside her home.  They are very beautiful.  Asked about some domestic task that she considered sub parr, her answer was surprising.  Can you believe, Hilde hates to shop?  Her particular dislike is shopping for clothing for herself. "I return most of my purchases because once I try try the outfit on, it just doesn't please me.  Fortunately Sven has excellent taste in women's apparel.  His choices are the most popular items in my wardrobe."  I don't know of too many women who have ever expressed that shortcoming. 
        There you have it.  Two very glamorous and gifted females who just happen to be IGL middleweight boxers.  When I see them next at the Globen Arena they will show me yet another of their unique talents.  That is the side I've always admired about them most.  
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Feb 17 2018, 15:02 #2

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HIT HER COUSIN

        i'm Hilde's cousin Maegan at a place I never imagined I would ever be.at  the Globen Arena in Stockholm, Sweden about to watch my 32-year old cousin Hilde Larsen boxing in  an International Glamboxing League (IGL) match against Kylli Valtonen  My cousin a boxer - unbelievable.  The most aggressive adventure I had ever seen her undertake was a spirited debate in our church sunday school class.  She was convincingly supporting her defense of Rehab a prostitute who is listed in the ancestry of Jesus.  Tonight she would be opposing another lady boxer who earlier in her career held the IGL World Middleweight Championship.  What had she talked me into?  Her fiancee Sven sat beside me as we listened to the two fighters enter the arena and climb between the ropes of the boxing ring.  
        Kylli Valtonen was the first to be introduced to audience by the ring announcer.  She was a powerfully built redhead.  She wore white with green boxing attire with red and black boxing gloves on her hands.  In her flaming locks was a small white/green bow which to my mind did not make her look any less menacing.  Her ring name was "Firebrand" which seemed like an appropo name for this intimidating beauty. Cousin Hilde was next introduced.  I screamed and clapped with other supporter in the crowd.  As she danced around the ring waving her gloved mitts above her head she glanced down and gave Sven and me a big wink.  She didn't look half as worried as I felt and I was sitting safely outside the ring unthreatened by the "Firebrand".  Just before the fight was to begin the referee called the two boxers in a face-off at center ring.  Sven informed me that his lovely lady boxer actually had more fights (20) than Ms. Valtonen (15) and more knockouts also.  If that was meant to ease my concern for Hilde's safety - it didn't. 
       The bell sounded to start the fight.  Both fighters came toward one another pumping out their lead fist aimed at the head of their rival.  Kylli's punch landed smack on the nose of my gallant  cousin.  I wasn't  certain but I don't think Hilde's punch hit anything but air.  That got this fight off to a bad start I determined.  Sure enough, the angry red head went even more offensive throwing punches fast and hard at her foe.  "Protect yourself!" I hollered at my cousin.  



KYLLI THREW SOME MEAN, HARD PUNCHES AT HILDE "THE VALKRIE" IN ROUND ONE. FORCING HER ON THE DEFENSIVE.  

Hilde was trying her best to block the incoming punches, but too many of them pored through her attempterd shield.  This first period was turning into a massacre.  Fans sitting around us were supporters of the Finnish red head who had every reason to cheer on their heroine.  My worried shouts were drowned out by more vocal Firebrand fans.  Mercifully round number one ended.  My batter cousin trudged back to her corner for some encouragement and rejuvination.  She needed to turn the tide of tis opener around or face certain defeat.
        At the bell for the next round, Kylli charged from her corner like a feline lioness.  "The Valkrie" was forced early-on into a evasive retreat.  Smack, bang, popp the blistering red gloves of "Firebrand" repeatedly struck the sweaty head and body of my beleaguered cousin.  For every blow she blocked or ducked, two replascements connected.  This was painful for me to watch but both Sven and I continued to shout words of encouragement and advise but there was no way my cousin couild have heard them.  



HILDE'S ATTEMPTED LEFT JAB MISSED WHILE KYLLI'S  BOMB-LIKE RIGHT CROSS SPUN HER HEAD PAINFULLY SIDEWARD.

As Hilde desperately souight to mound a counter attack, her hateful predator punished her with more damaging returns.  Even the few punches my daring cousin landed  seemed to just infuriate her attacker with greater bad intentions.  Sven hollered for his lady to clinch, wrap up her assailant for a momentary reprieve but "Firebrand" was unrelenting.  She refused to be restricted from her mission of destruction.  There were no clinches throughout this one-sided demolition.  Despite the sustained bombardment from her rival Hilde remained erect throughout the full ninety-seconds of punishment.  How she had the strength and will to walk back to her corner after such a pummeling was a miracle in my mind.  Between rounds two and three, the corner team of my cousin revitalized their torment battler.  She listened intently to the instruction of her trainer, nodding her head in agreement to his advice.  At the sound of the bell it was the boxer from Oslo who came charging to attack her adversary.
        Taken aback initially by this reversal of behavior Kylli staggered back into the ropes as she was jolted off-balance by a rock-solid right jab to her cheek.  



TO MY SURPRISE AND MUCH OF THE AUDIENCE "THE VALKRIE" OPENED ROUND THREE WITH AN OFFENSIVE AMBUSH.

The surprise resurgence by by spunky cousin was short-lived. Kylli used her piercing straight jab to establish some separation from her attacker.  Soon "Firebrand was back in control of the action.  It appeared to me that she was breathing hard and less accurate with her attack arsenal than earlie in the match.  Near the end of round three for the first time she allowed her adversary to clasp her in a clinch.  She seemed grateful for the chance to get some much needed oxygen while she rested her body upon my pugnacous relative.  It was another victorous rouind for the lady from Tampere, Finland. It was critical that Hilde reverse the tide of battle if she was to stant any chance to win.  Throughout the break between rouns three and foiur Hilde listened attentively to advice of her trainer.  She looked to be relaxed and breathing evenly as she rose from the stool to begin the second half of this battle.  
        Round four started with a quick engagement by my fired up cousin.  She was on the attack before Kylli had gotten clear of  her corner.  This tme she permitted her enemy no opportunity to escape.  Pressing forward with a blunderbust of red missiles she forced the ex-champ into a defensive retreat for the first time in the bout.  When her defense was tested by the assailant, it came up failing.  "firebrand" was getting pelted with punches from every angle.  When she attempted to counter, the majority of  her blows struck nothing but air.  Although the former world champ lasted the minute and a half duration, she ended up losing this round on the score cards for probably the only time in this developing tussle.  With three more scheduled rounds my boxing kin needed to keep on winning the remainder of the match.  She looked fired up as she went to war in a critical fifth round.  As in the previous session, the redhead was slow getting clear of her corner.  It was a costly delay.  Hilde was on her like a rug on the floor. A steady flow of hard fisted punches rained through the gapping defensive shield of the maid from Finland.  The Norwegian brunette was set on full assault as she pummeled the depleted ex-champ from one side of the ring to the other.  This was the fight Sven and I envisioned for our heroine. Kylli was a mess - bruised, swollen with blood dripping from her tortured nose.  Despite the severity of her battering the stubborn red-haired vixen refused to drop.  She was one happy warrior as she trudged lead footed toward her corner.  The support team had a yeoman task to perform if "Firebrand" was to survive the remaining two-rounds.  


IN THE SIXTH ROUND HILDE SETS UP HER STAGGERING RIVAL FOR A CONCLUSIVE FINISHING BOMB

           Bong! The bell signaled the weary glovers back to battle.  It wasn't long before my invigorated cousin coralled her tired enemy back into a neutral corner.  Kylli managed to clinch and gain a brief reprieve from her entrapment, but it was fg there is no place to run or hide.  My adreline-fired cousin set up her rival with jackhammer jabs in preparation for the couip de gras.  The knockout drop was a dynamite-ladened right hook to the sweet spot on her victim's chin.



THE REFEREE COMPLETES THE TEN-COUNT OVER THE SEMI-CONSCIOUS AND BLOODY KYLLI VALTONEN.




  The poleaxed red-haired boxer was rendered unconscious before she dropped to the ring matt.  The ten-count by the referee was a formal tradition.  No way was the crippled "Firebrand" going to regain her feet.  It was beddy-bye for the ex-champion.  
           Hilde watched with understandable concern from the neutral corner while the fatal-ten couint was pronounced over the unconscious victim.  It was a relief for my couisin as well as all in attendance to see the doctor verify that Ms. Valtonen was able to depart the ring under her own power. 



TO EVERYONE'S RELIEF, KYLLI WAS FOUND RECOVERED WITHOUT THE NEED FOR FURTHER MEDICAL TREATMENT BY THE RING DOCTOR.

Before acknowledging the victory, my relieved relative rushed over to embrace and thank her earlier enemy for a noble and courageous exhibition of the womanly art of boxing.  It was a memorial night of boxing.  I had encouraged my  cousin to hit her rival, but learned that glamour boxing is a contest of sporting rivalry not an excuse for brutality or sadism.  

WINNER BY KNOCKOUT IN ROUND SIX - HILDE "THE VALKRIE" LARSEN!
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Feb 17 2018, 21:40 #3

Wow!
Okay, I'm just gonna say what I think a lot of us are thinking... where the hell did that come from?!
Hilde moves up from the Lightweights to the extremely competitive Middleweight division and her first fight is against a form World Champion who is a little over 4 kilos heavier than her (that's nearly 10 pounds Imperial measurement) who is known to be a hard slugger having beaten Arleen Bland for the title... and Hilde demolishes her!
That was more than an amazing knockout... that was a statement of dominance.
Nice work Griffy!
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Feb 18 2018, 11:55 #4

Yeah, I know that this result shocked many IGL fans. As you can see it was a toe to toe fight, they didn't waste time on studying each other, they immediately traded hard blows and in my opinion Kylli was out of shape and paid the fact of being away from the ring for one year.
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Feb 18 2018, 20:38 #5



WHAT HAPPENED?

The interview that follows was conducted on Saturday, February 17th following a most exciting match between Hilde Larsen versus Kylli Valtonen at the Globen Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

Moderator:  First let me congratulate Hilde on a very impressive knockout victory.  Were you surprised at all about the outcome of this match?

 Hilde:   Yes.  I expected to win the fight, but getting that knockout was surprising primarily because of the first three rounds when Kylli was beating me silly.  I knew it was a tough road to come back after falling behind that badly.  My trainer kept me focused though and I was able to record a knockout in round number six.

Moderator:  What are your thoughts about the outcome of the fight?

Kylli:  Obviously it was a great disappointment to lose.  Hilde just did everything right and I fought completely wrong.  Perhaps my dominance in the early rounds gave me a false sense of optimism.  She never really hit me a significant punch until the very end of round three.  At that point I had set my mind on knocking her out. I was pumped up and taking foolish chances.  

Moderator:  Hilde was there a specific time in the fight when you knew you would win the fight?

Hilde:  Round number four was probably the point in this fight when I knew the victory was mine for the taking. I jumped right on her from the opening bell and just continued my offense until the round ended.  Kylli fought  back in spurts but her punches were so much weaker than they had been just the round before.  She flinched and reacted from the impact of my punches.

Moderator:  Kylli what do you think happened in round fouir?

Kylli:  I felt weaker.  That didn't surprise me though since I did so much work in rounds one through three, I believed my second wind would kick in once the round continued.  It has been that way in my past ring appearances, but that resupply of energy never arrived.  Now I was receiving what I had given out in the earlier rounds and it sure didn't feel good. First I realized what a hard puncher "The Valkrie" was.  It was even more evident in round five.  To be honest I don't remember too much about the sixth round.  Everyone tells me I missed the best part of the fight.  Shucks!

Moderator:  Hilde did it occur to you when you came out for round six that it was in the sixth round of your last fight against Beatrice Gherini that you were stopped?

Hilde:  No I never thought of that until you just mentioned it.  I had only one thought in my mind coming out for round six - go out there and punch Kylli.  You have her on the run so don't let this opportunity slip past.  Do it girl!

Moderator:  Kylli what would you do differently if you could fight the match over?

Kylli:  I would get myself into far better shape particularly getting in more cardio work.  If I had been as strong as I have been in past fights I would have scored a knockout against her instead of being a victim.  She had to be hurting after three rounds of the shellacking I had given her.  When I needed to keep pounding I ran out of steam.  Training as I have during the time since my last fight a loss against Sandipta is no substitute for real competitive boxing.  I need to stay busier and work my way back into shape to be a champion again.  

Moderator:  What are your fight plans for the immediate future?

 Hilde: I want to keep fighting and winning until I get a chance at a championship match.  I agree with Kylli that there is no substitute for getting into actual matches.  Sparring is just not like the real fighting experience.  

Moderator:  Good luck to you both as you continue your boxing career.  Do you have any parting words for your boxing fans?

Hilde:  Stick with me fans.  Cousin Gwen I want you to attend all my future fights.  I'm convinced you are a good luck omen.  Thank you both for this time to reflect on a most memorable evening in my boxing career.  

Kylli:  Losing is never fun.  This loss has taught me a very necessary lesson.  Come prepared for every time you step into the ring.  Hilde it has been a pleasure fighting you, but given another chance I'mgoing to return my experience and knock you out.  Thank you.  
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