The Fight

In a short film directed by Douglas Keeve, Belgian model and actress Hannelore Knuts takes on championship-winning boxer Kwame Davis in a true battle of the sexes. The Fight also stars Glenn O’Brien as the enthusiastic announcer and Arden Wohl as a semi-misguided ring girl. Creatively directed by Victoria Bartlett.

Released on 3/20/2014

Credits

Starring: Hannelore Knuts

Transcript

00:01
[Tyson] I was gonna rip his heart out
00:03
I'm the most brutal and vicious
00:04
and most ruthless champion that's ever been.
00:06
No one can stop me.
00:07
And, I'm just ferocious, I want your heart,
00:09
I want to eat your children.
00:11
(soft classical music)
00:23
Ladies and gentlemen,
00:25
welcome to Caligula's Palace in Atlantic City
00:29
for 15 rounds of the first inter-gender championship fight.
00:34
Tonight, we've got Kwame the Swami,
00:36
born in Ghana, a middleweight.
00:39
And Hannelore from Belgium, a model weight.
00:44
Kwame is in the black trunks,
00:46
Hannelore is in the black bra.
00:49
(laughing)
00:50
And, it looks like it's gonna be an interesting fight.
00:52
Scheduled for 15 rounds,
00:53
but I'll be surprised if it goes that far.
00:58
Alright, let's go to the ring.
01:00
(bell dinging)
01:03
Okay, we got a right and a left and a quick volley
01:07
from Hannelore and I don't know if any of those connected.
01:10
I thought she'd be down already.
01:12
She's gonna have a tough time reaching Kwame,
01:14
he's a good dancer.
01:15
(groaning)
01:17
Whoa, and she goes down.
01:19
(bell dinging)
01:20
We've got a foxy ring girl tonight.
01:22
I'm told that this is her first fight,
01:24
but she has been a ring bearer at weddings.
01:27
(bell dinging)
01:29
Coming into round two,
01:30
I didn't think the fight would go this far
01:32
to tell you the truth.
01:33
Alright, the champ is coming out.
01:35
(fast music)
01:47
(bell dinging)
01:49
This is incredible,
01:50
I've never seen moves like that in a boxing ring.
01:52
Alright, that's the bell for round three,
01:54
and nothing is happening.
01:55
Kwame is sort of dancing around.
01:57
Hannelore's just standing there with her arms at her side,
02:01
she's done a costume change, which has Kwame baffled.
02:04
He can't figure out why she changed clothes between rounds.
02:07
I guess that's what women do.
02:09
(bell dinging)
02:11
(bell dinging)
02:12
Surprisingly, we're going into round four.
02:15
And, this is actually turning into a prize fight,
02:17
I gotta say, I gotta give her credit.
02:20
She's just not backing up one bit.
02:22
Coming back strong.
02:23
It's a hard right, a hard right, a flurry.
02:27
That's a vicious hit.
02:29
I don't know how she can take this kind of punishment.
02:31
He hits her again, he hits her again.
02:33
I don't know if this is gonna end well.
02:36
Oh, and she goes down.
02:37
(bell dinging)
02:40
Ladies and gentlemen,
02:40
I gotta say that the ring girl is ringing my bell.
02:48
They're taking the measure of each other.
02:49
Wait a second, Hannelore stops.
02:50
She's beginning to pose.
02:54
(photo snapping)
02:56
And he is giving it right back to her.
02:57
(photo snapping)
02:58
Oh no, I think she's taking the edge.
02:59
She had runway experience.
03:01
We're seeing history in the making here tonight.
03:03
We're gonna have to award that round to Hannelore.
03:06
We're going into round six
03:08
of the first male-female boxing championship.
03:12
(hip hop music)
03:25
And, I can tell you, he is stunned.
03:27
And, she's winning over the crowd.
03:29
Yes, the crowd is standing,
03:31
they're beginning to cheer.
03:37
(bell dinging)
03:39
And yes, she's taken that round.
03:42
(bell dinging)
03:43
This is the seventh round
03:44
in this championship male-female match.
03:48
Kwame throws a hard right and she's down.
03:54
(bell dinging)
03:56
Yes, she's taken that round again.
03:59
Ladies and gentlemen,
04:00
both fighters look tired in round eight.
04:02
It looks like a combination of the vicious punching
04:04
and ennui have taken their toll.
04:08
They're clinching now and she lands a hard right,
04:10
she's back on his back, she hits him in the neck,
04:12
hits him in the kidneys.
04:13
This is completely illegal, but it looks good.
04:16
Oh, my God, what a vicious hit to Hannelore.
04:19
(bell dinging)
04:20
I think the ring girl has lost the card for round nine,
04:23
but this is round nine.
04:25
They are facing each other down.
04:29
(punching)
04:31
Yes, he's down, he's stunned.
04:33
(cuckoo clock ringing)
04:36
Ladies and gentlemen, this historic fight is over.
04:40
And the woman has emerged the victor.
04:43
Maybe it wasn't a fight, maybe it was a divorce.
04:46
It's not a victory for women as much
04:48
as for all of humankind.
04:50
From Atlantic City, this is Bert Parks.