When she was done, Liberty leaned down to check in on Akira Asuka. “Are you okay?” Akira responded positively, but still looked surprised. Then Liberty thanked her. “You didn’t have to do what you did. You won fair and square as far as I’m concerned. You had nothing to do with Clarisse’s distraction. But thank you, Akira. You showed great honor in this tournament. Because of you, I have a second chance. You may have fallen to Luiza Lima, but you put on a great fight. Out of respect for you, I will do my best to represent us BOTH against Lima and, hopefully, against Clarisse in the boxing ring proper.” Akira smiled up at Liberty and then both women walked out of the ring together, to thunderous applause.