Olivia Fonseca: It’s all about the speed

By David Pambianchi: On March 15, 2008, at the WaMu Theatre in Madison Square Garden, Olivia Fonseca clashed with Christy Nickel for a schedule 4 rounds bout. Christy “Code Red” Nickel hoped for some lucky clover at the “Fist full of Shamrock” event. But “Beware the ides of March,” though a courageous fighter, she got herself a fistful of Olivia..

Each round, the pattern remained the same. For the first three rounds, a strong Christy could not land solid hits on Olivia and had some trouble balancing after missing right hooks. While power is dangerous, speed kills. Olivia often deflected and countered Christy’s punches, landing solid body and head shots that visibly stunned a frustrated Christy. During the fourth round, Olivia simply waited to pick her shots and continue to score, left to the body, right to the head on a tiring Christy.

Judges scored it, 40-36, 39-37, 39-37. That would be a unanimous decision for Olivia Fonseca.

Article posted on 15.03.2008

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