Leah Perkins vs Leigh-Anne Pinnock May 27, 2021 23:39:04 GMT via mobile Lookout! Atlantic and Dave Knowles like this
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Leah Perkins vs Leigh-Anne Pinnock
(The Bondi Babes vs Frankie's Foxes)
(6-1, 6 KO vs 3-5, 3 KO)
Results: BBU; Story: Vassago
BEFORE: It's time for chapter two of the Perkins sisters taking on the Little Mix brigade after Mimi went down to Jade Thirlwall over in Gateshead on Saturday. This fight would have probably happened on the same card if BBU front office didn't think of Leah Perkins as an elite contender outright! This is the big rumour behind the scenes reported by Denise van Outen anyway so it's gonna be curious to see where the Aussie model goes from here if she takes another victory tonight.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock might be the only one who doesn't buy into Leah's upside even after watching her blast out former champion Michelle Keegan in less than one round last time out: "Yeah, so that was kinda impressive. So what? She's not gonna have it THAT easy against me. No way, no how! I realize Jade wants to #### her up too but I have a feeling little Leah will be booking plane tickets to Australia like five minutes after I knock her the hell out! Or maybe her sister Mimi does since Leah will be unconscious down on the floor?" (giggles).
Leah Perkins wears a white bikini top, neon green hotpants & golden gloves. Long dark brown hair tied in a half-up ponytail. Leigh-Anne Pinnock wears a white crop top with black trim, matching hotpants & black gloves. Long black hair in loose curls. The fight is scheduled for ten rounds in the flyweight division.
Leah tries to get an early jump but finds herself under a steady jabbing attack as Leigh-Anne simply carves holes in the Aussie high-guard and keeps piling immediate pressure from point-blank range. Leah gets caught by a brutal hook on the left ear and stumbles to the side which allows the Brit to power ahead with more effective head shots until she drives the Aussie prospect onto the ropes wholesale. Leah's sister Mimi begins to lose her temper in the Bondi Babes corner but she can do little about Pinnock's slugging desire that keeps the younger brunette shut down behind a desperate earmuff for remainder of the round. Ugh! Leigh-Anne belts the model across the jugs right at the bell and shouts back at the other Perkins sister to really stamp her authority on this match-up!
More slugging action from Leigh-Anne who pierces Leah's mitts and bounces off her face before driving a nasty harpoon into her guts moments later. Leah wobbles to her heels and struggles to find her range from there while the Little Mix singer keeps grinding her down with supreme work rate and clobbers her onto the ropes come the one-minute mark. Perkins stalls her progress with some blatant clinching but she eventually gets chopped in the midriff which allows Pinnock to break free and resume the head-hunting attack. Leah fires back with a meaningful series but eats the biggest punch of the lot and bellows out into quiet spasms as Leigh-Anne gives her a visible swelling around the lips come the bell.
Myleene Klass thinks Leigh-Anne has this fight under total control and hopes for a swift demo job in the third however Leah refuses to break down and holds the slugging line during the first minute. Both girls exchange vicious jabs before an accidental clash of heads finally throws Pinnock off her comfort zone. She struggles to connect with her head shots as Perkins displays supreme footwork and bombs away over the top to keep the singer dancing around on her toes. The Aussie tourist doesn't quite land the big haymaker but halts the proverbial bleeding and secures a solid draw on the cards according to Denise van Outen in the BBU TV booth.
Leigh-Anne seeks more success in the all-in slugging charge but eats a brutal left/right combo on the jaw and gets busted in the solar plexus moments later which drops her into immediate spasms. Uh-oh! Here comes Perkins!!! She nails the stunned singer on the nose and cracks another combo on each temple which wobbles Leigh-Anne onto her heels. She tries to swing back but gets blasted on the chin and bellows out into spasms while barely avoiding a looping follow up. Leah shoves her in the chest and throws more head shots on speed dial but lacks precision to blast the Brit onto the orbit right here and now! Leigh-Anne manages to clinch her at the last moment but still gets pushed onto the turnbuckle and has to soak up a late body assault that leaves her in visible discomfort at the bell.
Leah goes on a jabbing rampage while Leigh-Anne soaks up too many clean hits to make her counter-punching work at this stage. The Bondi Babes corner is literally the loudest place in the arena as Leah charges up the Brit's alley and whacks her on the boobs before a stunning left cross nails Pinnock on the ear and leaves her vulnerable on the spot. Another booming right hand connects with the jaw and makes the singer go numb so the follow up chin shot serves as a mercy punch of sorts... DOWN GOES LEIGH-ANNE!!! The knees simply give way and send the Little Mix woman down in a heap as Perkins taunts the stunned Myleene Klass: "Get that other slag ready!". Ref shoves her back and issues a slowish count as Leigh-Anne uses the ropes to regain the upright position but still holds her jaw in visible pain. She wants to continue under all costs but the ref actually waves the fight off and Leigh-Anne drops her head and doesn't even argue the decision. Ugh! She must be hurting for real, folks! Doesn't matter! It's TKO5 Leah Perkins!!!
AFTER: Leigh-Anne thinks she's been handed a cracked jaw by that powerful drive but Myleene Klass is still furious scolds her fighter which only fuels the joy in the Bondi Babes corner: "That's what you get by sending a Robin to face the fookin' Batman... ot like Batgirl! Eat crap!", Leah & Mimi are in extremely good spirits out there only for Denise van Outen to provide the ultimate reality check in the booth: "That was cool BUT I don't think Leah breaks down Jade Thirlwall's resilience that easily! I hope we get to see this fight at the next PPV in June!"
The Frankie's Foxes entourage confirms Jade would be ready to face the younger of Perkins sisters next month and Kylie Minogue doubles down on those ideas: "Bring it on, bytches! First Jade and then Leah can go straight for that overrated champion Lisowska! Why wait when we have a real diamond on our hands?"
Official Result: Leah Perkins def. Leigh-Anne Pinnock TKO5.