Neo League 151 - #153: Heavy D! vs Adelheid

Description: Chili Peppers, there is one hell of a fight between D! and the emo-ly dressed Adel! (Winner: Heavy D!)

Gangland central, Metro City. It may not seem like the ideal place for a sanctioned bout, but hey... count on Ken Masters to try to use his clout to benefit underpriviledged youth, or something, right? Not to mention, with fighters of the calibre of the contestants here, even your typical Mad Gear thug isn't quite dumb enough to interrupt. It does keep the crowd gathered to watch moderate, though... well, the locale, and the fact that one of the fighters tonight is a complete unknown. Still, Adelheid got right through the qualifying rounds, and he's here matched up against a fairly famous face, so there has to be something to him, right? The announcer calls him out as simply 'Adel', an unknown youth ready and willing to take on one of Metro's favorite people, the boxer called Heavy D!. The young Bernstein looks fairly nonplussed about the fanfare, kicking a discarded Coke can across the concrete surface, his rich brown eyes watching the object clatter away before he lifts one hand, and then the other, to its opposite partner, tugging the thin black leather gloves tighter on his hands. Booted feet thunk lightly on the hard ground, the boy shrugging out of his black leather jacket, though it doesn't diversify his ensemble much.
Basic black - midnight hues are almost unbroken on Adelheid's form. A tight, sleeveless shirt, with matching leather pants that go right down to his boots. The only thing he's wearing that's /not/ black is the silver buckle on his belt. The young Bernstein cracks his knuckles and stretches out his neck, his attention centering in on the fight to come. He does have something to prove here, after all, even if he could care less about the actual outcome, or the 'rankings' of this part of the fighting world.

Famous. It's good to be called that nowadays, isn't it? It's better than just being 'underrated', like he used to be considered. In any case, D! goes through his own warm up methods on the other side of the bridge underside. He cares a little more about the rankings and standings than this Adel does...but the concern doesn't show up too much on his face as he shadow boxes, facing away from Adel. Finally, the boxer turns around, looking at the rather...darkly dressed Adel. Not that he's much better about it, but at least he's got some trim and striping along his jacket and shorts to break the black of his own ensemble. In any case, the boxer, gives a nod to the league crew, the people looking on to see if they're all ready. He then looks over to Adel. "I hope you're ready," he warns, tightening his fists and hunkering down into a boxer's guard.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD has started a fight here.

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HeavyD           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Adelheid has joined the fight here.

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Adelheid         0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           HeavyD

Adelheid, for his part, hasn't gotten called anything at all yet. At least, not where his fighting is concerned. There are a few whispers of 'girly', and others of 'hawt', but that doesn't really reflect on Bernstein's performance, now does it? Of course, the simple fact that his identity is apparently intentionally shrouded is enough to garner some curiousity. The youth eyes Heavy D! steadily, taking his own measure of the well-known boxer. Overrated, famous, it doesn't matter to Adel... he'll make his own judgements, and they won't be based on the sports page commentators, "Likewise." He answers simply, giving Heavy D! a crisp nod.
The boxer will /need/ to be ready, because once the announcer gives the go-ahead, Adel is right in on him. In a flash, the young Bernstein all but glides forward on lithe, quickly-sprinting legs, weaving a small step aside at the last moment to drop low, shooting a foot out for D!'s shins. That foot quickly reverses its momentum, however, and after a quick search for bruising contact, his heel lurches him back to his feet, as it carries all but straight upwards, an axe-kick followthrough aligned with the boxer's chin, "Let's make this good!"

COMBATSYS: HeavyD blocks Adelheid's Double Tomahawk.

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Adelheid         0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           HeavyD

The signal seems to go off, but D! misses it, in all his focus on the younger looking fighter. The young Bernstein has speed indeed. However, the boxer isn't a slouch either. As the slide comes in, D! has enough presence of mind to pick up his legs and gives a quick hop back. While he can't outright dodge the followup to the chin, he's able to slide his forearms up and take the kick there instead. "Nghh...damn. You're quick," he says quickly. He doesn't spend all that time complimenting his opponent, though, as he starts to lance out with several jabs at Adel, testing the boy's defenses.

COMBATSYS: Adelheid blocks HeavyD's Light Punch.

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Adelheid         0/-------/------=|-------\-------\0           HeavyD

"Not bad." Adelheid reciprocates, as his kick is deflected and he's forced onto the defensive, alternately weaving and batting aside the sharp jabs with his own quick reflexes and hardened defense. One doesn't train with Rugal without developing some measure of resilience, after all. The fleet-footed Bernstein doesn't dart far, however, suddenly leaping in at Heavy D! as the flurry abates, his right palm open... in-line with D!'s face. It's an odd attack, maybe, since all Adel is seeking to do initially is close his hand about the boxer's skull... should his grip hold, though, the surge of chi from within him is unmistakeable, silvery arcs blasting torrentially from his grasp, coupled with a sharp shove that's intended to blast the boxer back rather potently.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD endures Adelheid's Scorpion Deathlock.

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Adelheid         0/-------/-----==|==-----\-------\0           HeavyD

The boxer is caught in the chokehold it seems, lifted up and jolted by the shock of chi that courses through his throat and head. However, right as he's about to be sent away with a toss, D! snaps out, swinging out swiftly with a hook right to Adel's head. He'll get sent away regardless, and the hook likely won't land as cleanly as he would like, but still, if Adel lets himself get tagged, it's GOING to hurt.

COMBATSYS: Adelheid interrupts Hook Punch from HeavyD with Reppukyaku EX.

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Adelheid         0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0           HeavyD

The hook connects, that's for sure... Adelheid's only an arm's length away at the point it's thrown, but he does snap his head back of his own accord, dulling the impact to some extent with the quick motion, and as Heavy D! is released from his grip, into the surge of chi... he adds another to it, his right leg snapping upwards, drawing a quick arc through the air that is suddenly filled with a whipping tumult of silver-grey energy, the abstract lance cleaving along the ground and chasing down the boxer as he's launched backwards, colliding solidly with his form and sending the whipping winds all about him, as the momentum of the technique brings Adelheid back to a steady stance after his brief departure from the ground, "Good." He offers with a bit of a smirk, approving of the effort it seems, "But you'll have to do better."

Wow. That seems like a stupid mistake now...rather than simply flying away with a shove, D! ends up getting knocked away and back with a harsh kick-sent chiblast, the silvery wave of wind whipping him into the far wall with a slam. Any joy at having the hook connect is quickly erased by the pain from front and back, D! slumping down and coughing up harshly. "NGhh...." Gritting his teeth, he glares at Adel. He's DEFINITELY going to need a new plan with this one. As it is, he stays back, still pressed against the wall as he tries to think of a way to get a handle on Adel.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD focuses on his next action.

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Adelheid         0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0           HeavyD

Adelheid's dark eyes follow the boxer as he rights himself, meeting the glare with simple, calm confidence. Almost detached, if not for the intensity with which he approaches the fight, the fires in his own eyes. The youth drags his gloved fingertips through his bangs, brushing back the platinum mop atop his head as he sidles to the side a couple steps, a booted toe flipping the previously discarded soda can up into the air, only to leap and, with a sharp spin-kick, send it hurtling straight for D!, "Don't just stand there! We're just getting started." He urges, apparently sincere in his desire to see the boxer give him what-for.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD overcomes Thrown Object from Adelheid with Blast Upper.

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Adelheid         0/-------/---====|======-\-------\0           HeavyD

The soda can, as harmless as it may have been in comparison, is enough to snap D! back into action. As the aluminum container flies toward him with the sharp kick, the boxer reels his arm back, then lifts up. A cry of "BLAST!" precedes the explosive scatter of chi that spreads out of the arc of his uppercut, easily knocking the can aside as the blast surges forward toward Adelheid.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD successfully hits Adelheid with Blast Upper.

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Adelheid         0/-------/-======|=======\-------\0           HeavyD

Well, that's something to look at, to be sure. Before Adelheid can dart aside, the explosive energy cleaves into the side of his torso, spinning him half about as he rolls into the hit, managing to keep his footing, at least for the moment, "Excellent." He murmurs, this time more to himself than to Heavy D!. This is more like what he was looking for, here. He'll need hits like that if he's ever going to beat Rugal. As challenges go, they don't get a lot greater. This time, Adel doesn't press the attack, taking a moment himself to flank around the boxer, focusing in on his adversary, and looking for the right opening.

COMBATSYS: Adelheid focuses on his next action.

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Adelheid         0/-------/-======|=======\-------\0           HeavyD

HeavyD grunts, pushing himself off the wall. NOw that he's got Adelheid backing up this time, he can move forward and try to dictate the pace on how own. Darting after Adel, he quickly shuffles, matching the younger fighter's movements to avoid being flanked. As he circles about, he keeps moving forward, advancing on the silver-haired man. Finally, he lunges in, trying to smack him down with a sharp straight left right toward his face.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD successfully hits Adelheid with Medium Punch.
Glancing Blow

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Adelheid         0/-------/=======|=======\-------\1           HeavyD

While Adelheid is on his toes, he's only halfway ahead of the speed with which Heavy D! lunges in at him. The strike glances off his cheek, leaving a stinging hit but not the bruising, battering force it could have connected with as Adel weaves aside. His course is short-lived, however, as he seeks to use Heavy D!'s exhuberant momentum against him rather abruptly, both hands seeking the boxer's chest. Should he find a grip? Well, gravity can just bite him, because Adel's feet are several inches above the ground as he simply /flies/ forward, his inner chi propelling him with a forceful shove of muscular arms, seeking to hurtle right with Heavy D!, gripping the boxer until the wall comes up on him once more, the young Bernstein intending to simply crush D! right into it, with all the weight and force of momentum behind them.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD fails to interrupt Strong Throw from Adelheid with Rolling Soul Driver.

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Adelheid         0/-------/------=|=======\=------\1           HeavyD

Alas. D! not only barely manages to tag Adelheid, but his own momentum ends up being tossed around roughly, the silverhaired fighter rushing him down with a hard shove to the ground. He tried to counter the lunge with super-charged hand of his own...but alas, he's grabbed before he gets the chance, and only meets the wall once again. "GHAAAKKK!!"

As Adelheid slams the boxer against the far wall, he lets go with a final shove that's more to push himself away than to do any further damage to his opponent. Landing lightly just in front of Heavy D!, Adelheid whips his right leg up and around, axeing his booted foot high, before swinging the strike in at D! from the side, looking to plant his heel squarely in the side of the boxer's skull. He may not have Rugal's raw power, or size, but the Bernstein legacy is alive and well in the unrelenting fervor with which the youth approaches this fight. Giving his all, and apparently expecting Heavy D! to rise to the challenge.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD just-defends Adelheid's Heavy Kick!

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Adelheid         0/-------/------=|=======\=------\1           HeavyD

D! may be down, but he's certainly not out. As Adel whips out his leg against the pinned D!, hoping to kick the boxer's head off with a heel strike to the temple, D! snaps. Well, not mentally, but physically, his arm whipping out to meet the hard coming kick and stop it dead on. "," he grunts. He may be bad off, but damned if he's not going to give this whole thing his all. Whipping his arm out again, he tries to smash his left fist into the side of Adel's head, just like the other fighter tried to do with D!.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD successfully hits Adelheid with Fierce Punch.

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Adelheid         0/-------/---====|=======\=------\1           HeavyD

Heavy D!'s ready defense, remarkable really, is enough to leave Adelheid wiiiide open for the sudden follow-up. It's with a small measure of surprise that the boxer's fist collides soundly with his skull, sending the young Bernstein reeling aside, his footing momentarily faltering before he anchors one booted foot, and then the other, suddenly shifting his posture to reach for the boxer's punching arm. His intent, quite simply, is to give the appendage a sharp yank, mixing up the assault with something new, but rather direct, as he shifts, seeking to simply shove Heavy D! face-first into the asphalt, a sweeping foot looking to help that process by relieving him of the stability of one of his ankles, "That's more like it!" he half-exclaims, even as his attention towards the fight redoubles.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD endures Adelheid's Quick Throw.

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Adelheid         0/-------/--=====|=======\====---\1           HeavyD

D! doesn't seem to fight it as his arm is pulled on. Perhaps he's just surprised to have hit him like he did. In any case, the boxer ends up shoved right into the ground hard, his legs swept out from beneath him as he drops to the ground. "NGhh...." However, D! doesn't stay where he is for too long, rolling to his side, then pushing himself back up to his feet. Grunting, he remains low on the ground in a crouch, rushing Adelheid with fists readied beneath him. Sliding to his side, he whips out a swift, blurring hook toward Adel's thigh before sliding back in front of the younger man. His other fist swings out and down, trying to crack onto Adel's shoulder. Finally, a finishing uppercut, meant to whip Adel into the air, strikes out, Heavy D! rising up to his feet fully to increase the extension of his final punch.

COMBATSYS: HeavyD successfully hits Adelheid with Ducking Combination.

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Adelheid         1/------=/=======|=======\======-\1           HeavyD

Adelheid's arms lift, seeking to raise a defense against the rather unconventional flurry, but Heavy D! is already inside his guard, and the process of dropping low to defend helps him take a harsher hit to the shoulder, the strike nearly dropping him before the uppercut pops him right back up, staggering the youth backwards, and drawing a line of crimson from his mouth. A reopened bruise, if anyone is counting, but Adelheid doesn't seem to mind too much, "You're.. strong." He murmurs, eyes lifting to Heavy D! as the young Bernstein all but shoots forward, looking to grip the boxer once more, and this time... he'll fly with a fair bit more force, inner chi bubbling as he gives his all to the last stretch of the battle, looking to slam Heavy D! into one of the bridge's support columns with rock-shattering force, "But this isn't over!"

COMBATSYS: HeavyD interrupts God Press from Adelheid with D. Magnum.

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Adelheid         1/-======/=======|====---\-------\0           HeavyD

He who dares....

With D! on such a roll, the boxer seems willing to risk a lot. Especially with Adel reeling from his Ducking Combination like he does. "Thanks," he says sharply and dismissively, not wanting to waste precious breath on words so far into the match. It's probably a good thing, as Adel comes in rushing once more. Recognizing the way the boy charges at him, D! starts to siphon all his chi and energy into his right fist. Even as he's grabbed and pushed toward the support column, he keeps charging up. Then, as he's just about to collide with it, he punches straight out into Adel's face, releasing every ounce and watt as his arm extends out, chi exploding like a shell point-blank into the younger Bernstein's head. Sure, his back still meets the business end of the slam, but hopefully, it damaged Adel more than it did him.

Oh crap. The surge of chi within Heavy D! is a warning to Adelheid... maybe he should have picked a closer obstacle to hurtle towards. It's too late now, though. All he can do is take the slam to his face like a man, the crack sounding audibly as he begins to crumple backwards. His legs bend under him, dropping him to a crouch as he twists, thrusting one palm out in a last-ditch effort to bring it close to D!. A silvery-grey disc of pure chi swirls outwards from a point in the center of his hand, the youth looking to, quite simply, catch the boxer within the radius of that wall of energy while close-in, gritting his teeth defiantly, "This... isn't... over..." Sure, if he loses, it's one more lesson... but Rugal would never let him get away with just falling away, not when he has a chance to pull this one out....

COMBATSYS: Adelheid can no longer fight.

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HeavyD           0/-------/---====|

COMBATSYS: HeavyD dodges Adelheid's Dark Barrier.

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HeavyD grunts, still lurched against the support column. But he watches Adel's reaction to his magnum, letting himself smile a bit at the massive hit he managed to score. Hoping it's enough, he starts to push off the column...before the younger man starts to push a silvery barrier of chi toward him, hoping to shove it right into him. Gritting his teeth, with eyes wide, he pulls himself out of the path by pushing off the column, thankfully able to shunt himself out of the way. Panting, he falls onto his back, hands planted on his side to push himself up and see if Adel has any more left in him.

Adelheid can't quite pull himself back together, though, his last-ditch thrust culminating in the boy falling forward, half-propped up on one arm. A bit of a cough sprays some blood on the ground, courtesy of his split lip, and then he sort of slumps as the announcer recites the result, and declares the boxer the winner, "W..well done." The young Bernstein matters, "You win." Today. Pride notwithstanding, Adel isn't going to protest the boxer's hard-fought victory. There's always next time, as well....

HeavyD just kind of sits there, watching Adel's slow slump to the ground. The officially announcement just barely registers with him. Once he lets it all hit him, he releases a long sigh, falling flat onto his back in relief. Hard fought was right. "Ugh...." he grunts, closing his eyes as he tries to force himself back up again. He's barely able to get up again, shuffling to the sides out from underneath the bridge once he's back on his feet. But at least he won, right?

Log created by HeavyD, and last modified on 02:56:35 01/31/2006.