Five weeks have familiar faces in Boxing Stars fought for what they are worth. Now only the best boxers about. In the first finalekampen, on Thursday 26 april, fighting lightweights Andy Peelman, Sieg De Doncker, Laura Tesoro, and Astrid Coppens for the bokstitel. Who knokt to eternal fame and glory?
In the women it goes between Laura Tesoro and Astrid Coppens. Laura won her first camp convincingly against Bieke Ilegems. Astrid switched Stéphanie De Roover, the wife of televisiekok Jeroen Meus. Now they fight in the ring for the title in the lightweight women. “I’m focused. I have stress, but also very motivating. I really want to win,” says Laura. Also Astrid is nervous for the final: “Now, I’m still very nervous and I have a lot of adrenaline. I have a little scare, but I’m going to go.”
The supporters are already ready for it. Koen Wauters and Niels Destadsbader encourage Laura to from the tribune. “There is a lot of pit in Laura, and she is a stubborn duvel,” says Koen. “Two handsome women who fight against each other in the ring. I think I can handle,” laughs John. The supporters of Astrid believe in the victory. “The courage, dropped her shoes at the sight of Laura’s camp. But she has well trained and the morale is good. She is going to the extreme of itself,” says her friend Bram.