Elisabetta Gregoraci vs Jennifer Hawkins Jan 9, 2020 23:48:48 GMT girlsfriday and cbr like this
Post by Vassago on Jan 9, 2020 23:48:48 GMT
Elisabetta Gregoraci vs Jennifer Hawkins
(BBU Independent vs Downunder Boxing)
(8-2, 8 KO vs 4-7, 3 KO)
Results: BBU; Story: Vassago
BEFORE: Elisabetta Gregoraci's surprising loss to compatriot Manuela Arcuri back in August dropped her stock but the Italian power puncher vows to find her winning ways at the expense of Jennifer Hawkins tonight. Meanwhile the former Miss Universe has lost four consecutive bouts and this might be her last true opportunity to keep her elite prospects alive. BBU TV's Denise van Outen thinks the Aussie model is no longer elite but taking Elisabetta's scalp would be huge for tonight's underdog so the juice is very much worth the squeeze!
Elisabetta Gregoraci wears a black bikini set & red gloves. Long black hair tied in a sleek ponytail. Jennifer Hawkins wears a golden bikini set & green gloves. Long dark blonde hair tied in a curled ponytail. The fight is scheduled for ten rounds in the lightweight division.
Elisabetta moves into the power-punching attack but Jennifer counters it with a high-tempo overhand that triggers immediate slugging war of attrition where the blonde finds surprising success rocking the brunette straight up the middle. Jennifer tags Elisabetta's jaw several times before thumping her in the chest but she misses a quick put away strike on the temple and enables the Italian to step aside into a mid-range safety. Jennifer wants to jump in with more jabbing fury alas Elisabetta's high guard proves superior before she loops a single-hand response that finally cools the Aussie model off. Both women exchange single hand action for remainder of the round with Hawkins looking more lively on her feet however she fails to sign off this promising opener with another meaningful punch.
Gregoraci jumps into the head-hunting attack and wobbles the blonde onto her heels when she nails her with a double hooking menace on each temple. Jennifer struggles to pick it up while swinging from the back foot and gets hassled into the corner when the brunette's aerial response finds the target. The blonde's guard leaks too many punches in the opening minute but it gets worse thereafter since Gregoraci blows into her midsection without reply and keeps the younger woman pinned in this hole. Jennifer goes for the slugging response but Elisabetta matches her punch for punch until she tears a small patch across the nasal ridge and drills another vicious strike into the guts that folds Hawkins into loud spasms come the bell.
Jennifer is brave enough to continue on the slugging route but Elisabetta gradually outworks her in close range during the initial dispute and stuffs her on the heels after landing a nasty hook on the solar plexus. The looping response rocks the Italian's head back but Hawkins doesn't carry enough core strenght to throw Gregoraci off her stance while getting thumped in the chest. Elisabetta softens the Aussie foe downstairs and clubs her with a wicked uppercut that sends the younger woman reeling but she's still on point to slam a left hook across the previously wounded nasal ridge. Jennifer tries to bide her time in mid-distance but retreats too much and hugs the ropes just within the brunette's striking zone. Elisabetta splits the Aussie high guard and digs deep into Jennifer's face during the final stretch before another gut shot leaves the blonde scowling in pain at the bell.
Hawkins is unable to escape the Italian's head-hunting assault and drops the slugging bomb on the chin which only fuels more vicious response as both women want to knock each other's heads off. Ugh! Jennifer eats a faceful of leather and quickly loses her jabbing grip while Gregoraci barks in her efforts and opens another seeping wound across the nose. Hawkins tails off behind the high guard but gets them shoved into the bloody gash and begins to gurgle in pain; she trips back onto the ropes where Elisabetta cranks it up but ignores the desperate earmuff and slams a left hook into the exposed liver which DROPS THE BLONDE ONTO HER KNEES WITH A LOUD WHIMPER!!! Uh-oh! Hawkins falls onto all fours during the otherwise slowish count and is unable to embrace the pain as Elisabetta places her foot on her back and celebrates a well-deserved KO4 victory!!!
AFTER: Elisabetta regains her winning ways and poses for the cameras with her foot placed on the blonde's back. She later issues a classic Walk of Shame with Jennifer still slumped after that liver shot. BBU TV's Denise van Outen thinks this might be the last straw that removes the former Miss Universe from the divisional elite however her overall record makes up for a great gatekeeping target so one could expect the Downunder Boxing stalwart to remain in the rotation for a while yet. Meanwhile Elisabetta refuses to reveal her imminient boxing plans and says she's off to Bali where she'll spend the upcoming New Year period. Well, that's not a bad plan either!
Official Result: Elisabetta Gregoraci def. Jennifer Hawkins KO4.