Round by Round report of the
vs. Reid bout
By Peter Geudens of Belgium
December 5, 2005
(DEC 5) On December 3, 2005 in
Bördelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany, promoted by Universum Box
Promotions, in the main event, Flyweight Regina Halmich,
111, fought Elena Reid, 110½, in a rematch.
Elena Reid comes into the ring wearing a huge smile, like a glamour
princess from the jet set. Regina, by contrast, looks very focused
and may be a bit anxious.
A typical feeling-out round, with lots of feints but not a lot of
contact. In the last 30 seconds, there are a few exchanges without a
clear advantage for either fighter.
It’s Halmich who opens cautiously. She takes the outside of the ring.
Reid tries to take control, but Regina moves swiftly and defends herself
quite well. So far, it’s been a pretty even and rather slow-paced fight.
Elena takes the initiative right from the start. With her legs always
standing wide apart she forces Regina to move backwards. In the last
seconds, she corners Halmich against the ropes and puts her under some
pressure. Elena has the edge in this round and things start looking
pretty good for her at this point.
An aggressive start by Reid, with Halmich countering effectively. Elena
seems to take more control of the fight, but she absorbs too many jabs
while on the attack and she also misses her mark too often, wasting a
lot of energy this way.
Reid keeps testing Halmich’s defences, but doesn’t really manage to
impose herself. She tries to get in some body shots (primarily aiming at
Regina’s liver), but Halmich’s jabs succeed in slowing down her attacks.
This is Halmich’s round on my card.
A fierce attack from Reid in the first 15 seconds, but in slow motion
you can see that hardly any of her punches hit their mark. Reid somehow
looks stronger than Halmich, but Regina manages to keep her at a
distance using her jabs.
Still the same pattern with Reid moving forward on the inside at a
rather slow pace. Halmich is more cautious than in their first encounter
leaving the initiative to Reid, which seems to pay off.
At 1:40 into this round, Reid gets a warning after delivering a
low body shot. After this, Halmich attacks and takes control.
Reid, apparently frustrated by the way things are going, gets another
warning for holding in the first seconds. It shows on her face that
things are not going according to plan for her. Halmich, from her
part, appears to be getting more and more confidence.
After 22 seconds, referee Daniël Van de Wiele briefly interrupts the
fight after an accidental head butt. Reid is bleeding from a vertical
cut above her right eye, which causes her some trouble.
The ring doctor examines her for just a few seconds and then the fight
is resumed. After this, Elena is more dancing than boxing, hardly making
an attempt to attack her opponent.
Halmich is the one moving forward now and she is definitely the more
Halmich goes on taking the initiative, Reid counters with body shots.
During the second part of this round, Elena’s cut starts bleeding rather
heavily. She is clearly hit by Halmich’s jabs several times.
Even before the results are announced, the disappointment shows on
Elena’s face. The fight didn’t go the way she wanted. Regina in the
meantime triumphantly greets the audience.
Jan Placek (Czechia): 97-93
Frattini (It): 96-94
Dave Parris (GB): 96-94
A clear-cut, uncontroversial win for Halmich this time. Geuden's
round by round report of first fight between Halmich and Reid.
Reid leaves the ring crying bitter tears of disappointment, in a big and
somewhat painful contrast to the radiating, celebrating Regina.
When seeing the
fight for the first time, I thought it was very close, but the more I’ve
seen the highlights, the more I get convinced that it was a clear win
for Halmich. Using a very clever game plan, she outboxed an
overconfident Elena who seemed like she was already celebrating before
the fight had even started. Peter Geudens