Eileen Miyoko Olszewski: Flower-Blossoms at the Beacon

19.05.07 - By David Pambianchi: On May 18, 2007, at the historic Beacon Theatre, with its twin 30 foot Greek statues of warrior women, polished bronze, white Marble floors and Art Deco design, Junior Bantamweight Eileen Olszewski faced Kimberly Tomes for a scheduled 6 round bout.

In 1928, the Beacon Theatre opened to silent films, tonightís first round remained uneventful. But during the second round, Eileenís ability to weave, duck, and evade foretold this match would go rough for Kimberly. Eileenís left hook started to take a toll and opened Kimberlyís nose to a torrent of crimson that would flow throughout the bout. Yet Eileenís tendency to keep her left glove down cost her some points, for while it taunts her opponentís left jab and right hand, a tough Kimberly got in and did some scoring of her own each round.

Amid the theatreís martial motifs of lions, chariot reliefís, Coat of Arms, helmets and swords, hands finally up in the sixth round, Eileen came out in full form with combinations of lefts and rights to score heavily.

Kimberly fought hard and with heart, but this Friday night, King Kamehameha ruled as Eileen "The Hawaiian Mongoose" won a unanimous decision.

Article posted on 19.05.2007

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