Hayden Panettiere is no stranger to violence, as her role as Claire Bennet in the superhero drama Heroes threw her into various exciting and dangerous situations on an hourly basis. Of course, this was pretend – she’s not really a superhero, and she can’t really spontaneously regenerate and and all damage done to her perfect body.
Otherwise, she might well have been taking part in the boxing match she was watching on 19 March, where she just so happened to be looking fantastic. Claire Bennet – cheerleader supreme and warrior for the fight against evil – would do fairly well in a boxing match, we reckon.
Hayden's dress is made out of old tissues and string. FACT
What with being basically invulnerable, she could adopt a Homer Simpson-style tactic of waiting until her opponent got tired and then pushing them over. Of course, watching a beautiful woman like Hayden get mashed into pieces over and over by a trained professional for hours on end might not be everyone’s cup of tea, and fair enough.
Hayden had good reason to be watching the fight, aside from a young woman’s natural inclination to watch people knock the snot out of each other – her massive boyfriend, Wladimir Klitschko (try saying that with a mouthful of stewed cabbage) was with her, supporting his brother Vitali as he defended his heavyweight title against Odlanier Solis.
If our brother got into a fight with some scrappy young Cuban chap, we hope our girlfriends would come along too to lend their support. Although by the size and ferocity of these giants (Wladimir, for example, is 6’ 6” and has knocked out 49 men in the ring during his career) we’d actually rather that she ran back inside the pub and got someone to call the poor guy an ambulance. Or a mortician.