Nadine Coyle vs Frankie Bridge (Lioness Club vs Double A Boxing) (9-22, 8 KO vs 5-19, 5 KO) Results: BBU; Story: Vassago
BEFORE: This fight simply had to happen one day as both Nadine Coyle and Frankie Bridge remain fan favorites across UK despite their otherwise dismal boxing records. Both these stunners sit well below .500 but something's gotta give tonight and it's all up for grabs in the Barnet KO Club.
Nadine Coyle enters this contest on the heels of knocking out Perrie Edwards back in April but Frankie Bridge dismisses that result as "completely irrelevant since Perrie is just a dumb blonde punchbag nobody cares about!". Speaking of punchbags, Nadine believes Frankie "should have retired ages ago when she first got pregnant" but this only triggers the smaller brunette's fuse as she shoves the ref away and tries to impose herself in taunting fashion during the introductions. Even BBU TV's Georgie Thompson hasn't seen Frankie this agressive like... ever but let's see who lands the better punches since trash-talking carries zero value on the scorecards!
Nadine Coyle wears a red bikini set & silver gloves. Long dark brown hair with a blonde dye tied in a curled ponytail. Frankie Bridge wears a violet crop top with black trim, matching hotpants & white gloves. Dark brown hair wrapped in a bun at the back of her head. The fight is scheduled for ten rounds in the flyweight division.
Round 1: Nadine makes instant use of the superior reach as she launches a head-hunting attack that Frankie stops with her face but the smaller brunette eventually manages to stick a response in the Irish girl's body only for Coyle to crank up the jabbing volume instead. Frankie wants to slug back at the older singer but gets bounced to the side when Nadine loops a hook into her ear and keeps slicing her high-guard thereafter. Nowhere to hide for Frankie who retreats in a hurry but Nadine still tracks her down and wants to land more head shots to whitewash the subued East Londoner. This is a rare oportunity for Nadine to flex her muscles but she loses her precision down the stretch and Bridge backpedals into safety thanks to superior footwork. The Lioness entourage dislike the defensive display from the former The Saturdays singer but what can Nadine do about it?
Round 2: Nadine pounces on the smaller opponent and bangs a steady jabbing drive up the middle however Frankie shows more aggression and plugs a response into the Irish singer's midsection before carrying a nice uppercut on the jaw. Putting the hammer down has usually exposed Coyle's mediocre resistance but Bridge struggles to make it count despite her best efforts and eats more overhand shots herself. Nadine glues her to the spot in the center of the ring when she tags her on the left ear and follows through on the nose to leave Frankie scowling in pain. She lets one rip over the top again but skims off Coyle's shoulder and eats a scything left hook on the mouth that drops her into even louder spasms. She trips back to the side and fails to lift her gloves fast enough as Nadine ROCKS her with another combo on the mouth and Frankie HAS TO TAKE A KNEE with the Irish lass threatening to blow her to bits! Ugh! Frankie's glass chin has taken its share of hits over the years but the game East Londoner is up at seven and tackles Nadine from the inside as the older girl tries to follow through again. Both women exchange some quickfire strikes before Bridge clinches the taller brunette and manages to hang on until the bell.
Round 3: Frankie's sluggish actions leave her fending off another Irish jabbing heat early in the third but Nadine simply can't put her away through a single punch haymaker and has to sustain numerous attacks while the East Londoner tries to find her range while limiting the damage. Half-hearted back & forth thumping dominates the action but Frankie begins to feel comfortable punching the Irish lass downstairs and stuns her with a left hook on the liver area before cracking a right hook on the jaw. Nadine has to keep her foot on the gas but slices more thin air instead and gets outworked in the center of the ring with Frankie glued to the body assault come the final minute. She catches Coyle with a straight head-butt on the chin but quickly slams a left hook on the chin to leave the Lioness brunette fuming at the referee when the bell halts the action.
Rounds 4 & 5: More frustration for the Irish singer who suddenly struggles to find her rhythm while Frankie widens the gap when it comes to shear footwork. She dances around the older singer and pancakes her from afar before settling downstairs to thump the ribcage and slump Nadine into loud spasms. Neither girl owns a big punch so this is a slow-burning contest but another stray elbow in the chest finally earns Bridge a warning late in the fourth. Coyle comes back to rattle the smaller foe early in the fifth but blows her gasket way too fast and eats a steady gut-wrenching drive that allows Frankie to back her onto the turnbuckle where Bridge connects with more belly shots and slumps the Lioness fighter into visible trouble come the bell.
Round 6: Nadine lets it fly early in the sixth and has Frankie glued to the spot for a brief moment... she launches a left/right combo and nails the smaller foe on the nose but then shoots wide above her head and eats a left hook on the chin that drops her into a vicious follow up on the ear... Nadine loses her balance and sinks low on jelly knees - Bridge steps into the next punch and SMOKES the subdued Irishwoman on the chin with her biggest punch of the night... AND DOWN GOES COYLE!!! She hits the deck hard and bangs her head against the canvas which delays the count as the ref shoves the delighted East Londoner back to her corner. Nadine shakes off the daze and gets back on her feet at seven... but Frankie sprints across the boards and BLASTS the stunned Irish girl on the nose before another vicious hook tags her on the chin... AND DOWN SHE GOES AGAIN!!! Oh-oh!!! Nadine collapses in spread eagle heap with eyes closed and even the borderline funereal count can't save her anymore!!! KO6 Frankie Bridge in come-from-behind fashion!!!
AFTER: Mel B. is furious with the outcome of this bout and throws a towel at Frankie who laughs off the Lioness meltdown but the petite East Londoner was really fortunate to survive all the Irish heat in the early stages of this bout. Nadine should have finished her off with room to spare but the lack of a big punch has derailed the Irish train one more time. There's just nothing Mel B. or anyone else can do about at this stage of Coyle's otherwise disappointing career. No wonder Cheryl Cole openly mocked her on social media when she learned that her ex-bandmate has dropped another one to pile on the punchbag misery on Derry's finest flyweight!
Final Result: Frankie Bridge def. Nadine Coyle KO6.
Sarah Harding vs Leilani Dowding (Lioness Club vs Foxfire Atlantic Boxing) (16-18, 14 KO vs 10-16, 9 KO) Results: BBU; Story: Vassago
BEFORE: Sarah Harding would like to lay her hands on Vicky Pattison sooner rather than later and the Lioness Club head trainer Mel B. indicates this match-up might happen at next month's PPV but for now the loudest of 'em Girls Aloud is set to stretch her elbows against a seasoned campaigner Leilani Dowding - who got punched out by Pattison in her last outing.
"I don't care what these kittens think of me, I'm here to WIN!", Leilani tells BBU TV's Georgie Thompson she truly means serious business tonight but Sarah vows to "smash her jaw to pieces in five fookin' minutes" so the glamour model is facing an uphill task to knock the blonde singer out in her Lioness backyard. Then again, Sarah's career numbers don't quite match her arrogance outside of the ring so let's not dismiss the brunette's chances just yet, shall we?
Sarah Harding wears a X-shaped cut out swimsuit & red gloves. Long blonde hair tied in a thick bun at the back of her head. Leilani Dowding wears a yellow bandeau bikini set & black gloves. Long dark brown hair tied in a curled ponytail. The fight is scheduled for ten rounds in the bantamweight division.
Round 1: Sarah channels her aggression to thump the brunette straight up the middle and Leilani tries to hang on with the charging blonde but simply finds the pace too hot and gets slumped on her heels as Harding drives ahead to pummel the subdued rival. She blasts the brunette from both flanks and leaves her in all sorts of early bother before a crunching left hook nails Dowding on the chin and makes her gurgle in pain. Ugh! Sarah realizes her opponent is there to be had and she rips another left cross on the chin to drop Leilani into spasms and unloads another drilling hook on the mouth to SEND THE GLAMOUR MODEL tumbling down on the canvas! Huh! Leilani barely landed a clean punch and she's forced to rally around the ultra-quick knockdown but she gets up at six and actually taunts the singer in "That's all U got, cow?" fashion. Well, well, well.. Sarah is not to be messed around with like that and she wants to knocks Leilani's head off but the rush of blood meets a cross-hooking response and Dowding battles through the onslaught to spike the blonde on the cleavage before dropping a bomb on the solar plexus to halt Harding's charge for good. The cocky singer refuses to back off at the bell and swings one over the referee's shoulder as unexpected tempers flare at the end of the opening round!
Kate Lawler on twitter: "Finish her off, Sarah!" #BlondesDoItBetter
Round 2: Back & forth slugging leaves Harding eating some quickfire bombs up the middle as Leilani has truly come to life following that knockdown of all things. She blasts the blonde across the mouth and snaps her head back but gets wrapped in a jabbing daze thereafter as the singer leans on the slugging drill and sends one bomb after another. She misses with a couple of them but then nails the brunette on the nose and adds a belting gut-checker to cripple Dowding into spasms. Another wild swing catches the older woman on the nose and Leilani slumps on her heels while Sarah tees off in point-blank range to bury the glamour model under a heavy leather assault. Ugh! Leilani yields real estate in a hurry and bellows out onto the ropes where Sarah keeps pounding away in fury until she buries the brunette behind a tight earmuff to close out the action.
Round 3: Dowding scythes the singer across the mouth and carries more leather into her face early in the third but Harding refuses to back off and rises above the brunette's efforts... until she gets clocked on the right ear and wobbles forward into a crushing uppercut on the jaw. Leilani follows through and tags the chin again before she loops a left hook on the eye that tears a small gash upon impact. Ugh! Sarah loses her temper wholesale and thums the brunette in the chest but Dowding turns it from the hip and pierces the singer's solar plexus before a looping cross finds the nose and DROPS HARDING ONTO HER KNEES!!! Uh-oh!!! And we're back to square one but Sarah indicates that punch didn't hurt her at all... if only she didn't go down so easily! Leilani can barely hide a smile on her face as the blonde rises to her feet at seven and wants to wipe that grin off!!! Wild slugging frenzy ensues as both women press ahead with nothing but pure disdain. They battle away hammer & tongs until Leilani cripples the singer with another shot on the temple and adds more swelling around the right eye to underline her new-found dominance in this round. Meanwhile Mel B. is sooo livid out there, folks!
Round 4: Here comes the BOOM!!! Sarah rolls out with the head-hunting punishment and splits the model's mitts to snap her head back & forth but Leilani wants to add to the action and bursts into the blonde's chin herself. Both women hold nothing back and punish each other in full-swing before a laser sharp left hook nails Dowding on the ear and spins her to the side. Ugh! She's slow to get those gloves up and Harding SMOKES her with a left hook on the temple!!! Leilani is HURT... she stumbles onto the ropes with a whimper where Sarah leaps after her and DRILLS the exposed midriff as well as the jugs... Leilani's legs give way as she tries to hang on and a booming left hook connects with her chin one more time before Harding BLOWS HER INTO THE ORBIT with a brutal uppercut!!! DOWDING IS OUTTA HERE!!!! She collapses face-down at the singer's feet and she was probably out cold before even hitting the canvas!!! KO4 Sarah frickin' Harding!!!
AFTER: "Hell yaasss!!! Take that #### and smoke some, c###!", Sarah has to be pulled away by the referee as Leilani has been knocked out cold and requires medical attention more than the blonde's bragging right now. However this allows the notorious singer to issue an offcial challenge to Vicky Pattison whom Sarah simply wants to D-E-S-T-R-O-Y as soon as possible! BBU TV's Georgie Thompson claims the smooth Geordie operator doesn't back down from ANY challenge out there so expect these two flamboyant hellcats to meet in the ring very soon indeed!
Final Result: Sarah Harding def. Leilani Dowding KO4.