Post by Roland Zyschke on Mar 10, 2009 20:44:58 GMT -5
I guess this fight depends on Reid almost entirely. If she no longer is in the same condition as she was a few years ago, as her last fights seem to suggest, it could be a rather easy fight for Kentikian, however, if Reid will come in highly motivated (and her MySpace statement points to that, since this apparently will be her last fight), it could also be a highly completive battle. Nonetheless it should very difficult for Reid to win this, since she doesn't have a high knock out rate and to win a decision, she has to outbox Kentikian complete - I don't see that happening at all.
Post by Dee Williams on Mar 18, 2009 15:31:31 GMT -5
KENTIKIAN: “This fight is something special. I’m looking forward to the fight against Elena. She had a good fight against Regina [Halmich] and put her under a lot of pressure. It was a close fight. Now against Elena I must show what’s inside of me and my show my qualities. She’s not only a strong boxer, she’s the strongest opponent I’ve ever had.”
REID: " “I’ve got my hardest training camp ever behind me. I was far away from my family, and also from my boyfriend. This fight is a big challenge for me. I’ve watched Susi Kentikian for a long time. She’s the world champion and the successor of Regina. It will be a great fight for both of us.”
While most prizefighters refuse to accept fights in Deutschland, tiny Elena “Baby Doll” Reid loves Germany.
“I love the fans,” said Reid who fought twice in Germany for world title bouts. “They always treat me so nice.”
Once again Reid (19-4-6, 5 KOs) travels to Germany for a world title bout and this time faces quicksilver Susi Kentikian (23-0, 16 KOs) for the WIBF and WBA flyweight world titles on Friday, March 20. The bout is not being televised in the U.S.
Like most female prizefighters, it’s been a rough road for the Las Vegas-based fighter to get fights. It’s been nine months for Reid to get back in the ring.
Though she’s fought to a draw and a loss in her last two fights, Reid looks to change things around against Kentikian, who is undefeated.
“She’s all over the place,” says Reid of Kentikian, who jumps in and out to engage in punches. “She’s a great fighter. She comes forward and she’s strong and aggressive.”
Kentikian has knocked out 15 opponents in her short career including a first round knockout of Mary Ortega in May 2008. Reid needed 10 rounds to beat the same fighter by decision.
But you never know what can happen in the ring.
“That was the funnest fight,” said Reid of her battle with Ortega that took place before Kentikian’s fight.
Most experts pick Kentikian to run over Reid. But the girl known as “Baby Doll” has never been stopped and is known for her strength.
“They say she (Kentikian) hits hard,” said Reid.
While preparing in Las Vegas, Reid was unable to spar with women.
“I wish,” said Reid. “It’s crazy sparring with four or five guys every day. They hit hard and they’re real fast. It’s scary, but it’s good.”
On paper, Kentikian has the knockout advantage over Reid. But if you look further into the German-based fighter’s record, her fight with the Filipina-American fighter is definitely going to be her toughest contest to date.
Experience is a key advantage for Reid, who’s engaged in some great battles with Mexico’s Mariana Juarez, Ava Knight, Lakeysha Williams and a German fighter named Regina Halmich who is now retired.
“Those fights with Regina were great,” said Reid, who fought to a draw with the certain Hall of Fame fighter Halmich. “She was great fighter and very strong.”
Reid hopes her experience helps her thwart the youthful charges expected from super fast Kentikian.
“Fighting in Germany doesn’t compare to women fighting in the United States,” says Reid. “In Germany they treat the women the way men are treated in the states. It’s great.”
(MAR 21) Elena "Baby Doll" Reid was far from her former glory in last night's challenge for the WBA-WIBF Flyweight titles against Susi Kentikian. The experienced Reid seemed passive and without a game plan, or, if she had one, unable to carry it out.
Kentikian took control from the first bell, and didn't have much trouble getting through the American's very ineffective guard. Reid showed little imitative and was too slow to catch her younger opponent. She received quite a punishment throughout the 10 rounds, as Kentikian got through with her combinations without much difficulty. The judges scored the fight 100-90, 100-90 and 100-91.
Reid proved she is no quitter in the ring, and she absorbed everything the hard punching champion threw at her, but the fight ought to make Reid seriously consider an end to her boxing career. Reid has given the fans some very exciting and entertaining fights in the past. Reid was only a shadow of the fighter who was unlucky to get only a draw against the "then" champion Regina Halmich in their first fight in 2004 and made a very close affair of the rematch a year later.
Kentikian made a very convincing performance, and it will be interesting to see which suitable challenger can be found for her next title defence. A fight against Simona Galassi, could be very interesting, and would be an opportunity to unify the WBA, WBC & WIBF Titles.
Hamburg, Germany -Susianna Kentikian retained the WIBF and WBA female flyweight titles with a ten round unanimous decision over outclassed American challenger Elena Reid. It was scored 100-90 twice and 100-91. Reid had her day back in 2004 when she looked very unlucky to only get a draw with then female star Regina Halmich, who was the commentator for Pro Sieben on this show. Off this showing it looks time for "Baby Doll" to do something else than boxing as the aggressive Kentikian dominated every round.
Unbeaten WIBF/WBA female flyweight world champion Susi “Killer Queen” Kentikian (24-0, 16 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over highly regarded contender Elena “Baby Doll” Reid (19-5-6, 5 KOs) on Friday night at the Sporthalle Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany. Reid, who fought two close fights with female ring legend Regina Halmich in 2004 and 2005, was never in this one as the big-punching champion Kentikian was too fast and too aggressive, wading in and delivering punishment throughout. Although outgunned, the game ‘Baby Doll’ bravely battled to the end, but there was no question whose hand would be raised. Scores were 100-90, 100-90, 100-91.
Post by Roland Zyschke on Mar 21, 2009 13:10:39 GMT -5
Turned out to be somewhat of a mismatch unfortunately. Reid was completely without chance, she just took a 10 round beating without showing anything meaningful offensively (I don't think the landed one real punch in the entire fight) and she had a horrible defense. The only thing you can say for her, she has a good chin. She took some really big shoots throughout the fight that send some of Kentikian's other opponents to the ground.