BBU bantamweight title: McGrath vs Doda Jul 30, 2019 23:14:25 GMT via mobile
Post by girlsfriday on Jul 30, 2019 23:14:25 GMT
Unified BBU Bantamweight Title
Ch Dorota Rabczewska vs Katie McGrath
(Lioness Club vs Foxfire Atlantic Boxing)
(18-2, 18 KO vs 6-1, 6 KO)
Results: Lookout!; Story: Vassago
BEFORE: Some BBU experts claim Katie McGrath is still too inexperienced to be granted such a big opportunity but reigning champion Dorota Rabczewska has other ideas and tells BBU TV's Denise van Outen that the brunette's Foxfire stable justifies tonight's challenge: "Look, I'm going for those big names alright! I bet some of you wanted me to finally avenge those defeats to Una Healy but she's sooo much trash I can't even spell her name... okay, so maybe not... whatever... I know the Polish contingent is huge in Ireland and this bout will beat all the viewing ratings out there but it also gives me a perfect chance to finally show everyone I'm not as overrated as you think! Bring on this Irish tramp!"
Meanwhile the black-haired challenger keeps her focus on the task ahead and tries to ignore the champion's verbal tirade: "I know she always talks so much! I have no idea if she's scared of Una Healy or really views me as the top Irish talent. I know I'm better than Una these days and well, I beat up Doda's stablemate (Nicola Roberts) for a reason. I'm ready for a breakthrough victory and it's time Ireland had another BBU champion!"
Dorota Rabczewska wears a red basque top, white panties & red gloves. Long blonde hair tied in a sleek ponytail. Katie McGrath wears a green basque top, white hotpants & green gloves. Long black hair tied in a curled ponytail. The fight is scheduled for ten rounds in the bantamweight division.
Doda wants to establish the champion's authority and plugs her mitts into the brunette's breadbasket which forces Katie into quick albeit ineffective response. She struggles to handle the singer's intensity and gets spun backwards when Doda drills her chin with a swift uppercut changeup. Ugh! A belting left hook makes the Irish lass yelp in pain and paves the way for a steady aerial attack as Doda really unloads the championship pedigree and pounds the stranded foe back to the ropes. Katie uses her mobility to escape an outright disaster but just can't fend off the repeated spikes that dissect her high guard. Doda tries not to laugh too much at the bell but she gave the challenger a rough time here in the opener and she sure knows it!
More aggressive jabbing from the champion who sticks her mitts into the brunette's face but Katie finds success downstairs as she belts the singer on the belly button and tries to drive forward with some jug shots along the way. She forces a close range dispute but Doda accepts it with a smile even though she fails to dominate the challenger during a heated exchange. Both girls trade single blows at first but then Katie drills the cleavage and carries thru onto the chin which drops Rabczewska back. She pushes off in time to prevent McGrath bouncing her sideways but there's more clinching afterwards as both women end up on the ropes in a test of strenght rather than genuine boxing.
Doda keeps running this bout from the front and lands more single leather on target to keep Katie under intense pressure. The precision of the singer's attacks drops a little but she avoids the overhand response and plugs back into the Irish tummy which leaves McGrath aching her challenger quest out. Ugh! More belting hook crash into her ribcage come the one-minute mark and she slumps on the spot when Doda gets vocal and ups the workload. The Irish lass has to seek respite in mid-distance but only gives the Pole more working space dowstairs as Dorota glues her mitts around her elbows and keeps digging them at will. Katie has to clinch her nemesis but ends up shoved against the turnbuckle and the fight begins to get away from her fast!
More problems for the brunette who gets whacked up the middle during the initial tangle while Doda maintains the body assault to slow her rival right down. However she still finds the odd chin-checker and begins to dismantle the Irish high guard when she half-spins Katie to the side following another uppercut rally. McGarth appears to be really upset over this bullying and wants to jump in for the slugging heat alas Doda gets there first and beats her for a wicked hook on the temple that slumps the brunette into loud spasms. She becomes trapped on her heels and has no chance to avoid a scything cross hook on the nose THAT FLOORS HER MOMENTS LATER!!! Ugh! Katie hits the deck on her backside and needs the full eight count before getting up. She looks a bit uneasy here and Rabczewska wants blood instead! The Polish champion thinks she's got the other girl beat but misfires on the put away drive and Katie survives in a desperate retreat even though the crowd doesn't like her backpedalling approach at all. This is turning into a huge rout and Doda teases the brunette verbally before she heads back to her corner.
Doda rolls out the jabbing drive and Katie leaks more damage on the cards by staying away... she hangs back in mid-distance while Doda gets more vocal in her taunting... but she can't force the Irish foe to bite on this tease and has to do it the hard way... she pounces on the spooked woman and hassles her around the ring yet her striking goes south when she can't put the power behind her shots and gets picked off over the top as McGrath mounts a tame response... nothing to worry about for the Polish fans yet as Doda stymies the unlikely comeback with a plethora of jabs but she loses her momentum otherwise and eats a completely avoidable hook on the mouth right at the bell which gives the Foxfire camp something to cheer about at half-distance.
The champion powers ahead with more body assault but Katie finally blocks her off and surprises the champ by accepting the close range slugfest. Perhaps Katie realizes she needs to step up here as she's fallen way back on the cards and Doda became a little too cocky along the way. The Polish taunting still aids the singer's attitude before a belting cross on the liver area drops the blonde backwards. Dorota remains upset that Katie has the courage to slug her way back into contention and both women trade vicious punches thereafter with the champion losing her mojo when she bounces off the top of the brunette's forehead and getting whacked on the boobs instead. Katie plugs her mitts into the otherwise bigger cleavage and does well to wobble Rabczewska back to the corner but she basically needs to whitewash the blonde from here on to stand any chance of winning.
Fatigue comes to the brunette's aid as Doda's aggressive attacks lack the previous success and enable the challenger to bounce off in style with the overhand response. Dorota gets vocal again but she's frustrated that she can't put the brunette down and eats one pesky hook after another with McGrath running the hot jabbing line and clipping the rack as well. Doda plugs the single strikes on target but looks a little tired as Katie sends another belter on the liver area to drop the champion into spasms half-way thru. Blonde tries to swing back from her heels but completely misfires and gets thumped onto the turnbuckle since Katie drives into her guts and sticks to the slugging route to make Rabczewska groan in pain once she gets run over. Doda's boobs take a hectic beating during the dying seconds and McGarth spins her around with a wicked hook on the jaw to close out the action!
It's Katie's turn to turn up the slugging wick and she squashes the blonde's lips with her initial one-two before plugging her mitts into the exposed cleavege moments later. Doda drops to her heels with a loud whimper and gets outworked in close range as she gets a taste of her own medicine. Katie simply wants it more and keeps digging her mitts into the blonde's jugs until Doda blows up and begins to gurgle in pain... McGrath steps up and drills two extra hooks on each temple before she drives one into the blonde's nose and burst it into a bloody mess... and Doda is HURT!!! She drops her arms by the side as the blood begins to leak from her damaged nostrils whereas Katie NAILS her with a brutal hook on the jaw TO SEND THE CHAMPION CRASHING DOWN FLAT ON HER BACK!!! Uh-oh!!! And the Polish goose is cooked... Doda is left mumbling on the canvas as the count passes her by and we have a NEW BBU BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION!!! It's KO8 Katie McGrath!!!
AFTER: Katie was still down on the cards when she knocked the Polish girl out and she can barely believe it! Talk about a late blooming story developing here tonight! Katie almost trips over the fallen blonde when she tries to join her Foxfire mates Juno Temple and Rosamund Pike who are quick to celebrate with the new champion. Juno then quickly makes her way to the Lioness corner where she demands the belts to be handed over and coach Mel B. has no other choice but to relinquish the hardware following two previous defenses. "It was fun while it lasted...", "But it's frickin' over!!!", Juno takes care of the belt and wraps it around Katie's waist while the official verdict is announced. Foxfire Atlantic is back on top and one could say it's still a mild upset considering Katie's small resume!
Meanwhile Dorota has been brought to her corner and if looks could kill, she'd bury the entire Cardiff Arena six feet under. She drops to 18-3 lifetime and for what it's worth, all of her defeats have come against Irish opponents! However Denise van Outen thinks that Una Healy won't be exactly pleased she's no longer Ireland's only BBU champion! One girl that IS happy that Doda got knocked out here is Vera Brezhneva who issues a proper rant on social media claiming she wants a Baltic Trophy rematch now that Rabczewska can't hide behind her champion's status anymore!
Official Result: Katie McGrath def. Ch Dorota Rabczewska KO8.