Karolina Kurkova vs Federica Nagri May 27, 2021 23:40:57 GMT via mobile Lookout! Atlantic, Dave Knowles, and 1 more like this
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Karolina Kurkova vs Federica Nargi
(Lioness Club vs Glamour Boxing Academy)
(13-9, 10 KO vs 5-5, 4 KO)
Results: BBU; Story: Vassago
BEFORE: This is a classic blonde vs brunette battle that would turn heads all across Europe as long-time Lioness favorite Karolina Kurkova wants to remind everyone she's still on top of the internal pecking order no matter what Yasmin Verheijen does in the so-called meantime. On the other hand we have Italian TV showgirl Federica Nargi who returns to the ring after a failed lightweight title challenge in December where she fell to Miranda Kerr. The dark-haired stunner signed a high-profile contract with the Glamour Academy Boxing since then and vows to double down on her country's recent success at the Eurovision Song Contest as well. It's safe to say Federica is a much better boxer than singer which fits the BBU demand and Denise van Outen believes we could see the best fight of tonight's card as there is a real animosity between the two women who bumped jugs during the pre-event press conference and had to be pulled apart when they started tugging hair in the hallway!
Karolina Kurkova wears a leopard print bikini set & red gloves. Long blonde hair tied in a sleek ponytail. Federica Nargi wears a black bikini set with red trim & silver gloves. Long black hair tied in a sleek ponytail. The fight is scheduled for ten rounds in the lightweight division.
Federica tries to set the early jabbing tone but struggles to connect with her initial drive and gets picked off in response as Karolina whacks her with a booming right hand on the nose and begins to stack up more punches in point blank range. The Italian woman gets bumped onto her heels and fails to stretch her elbows quick enough as the blonde pummels her in speed dial fashion and clobbers onto the ropes come the one-minute mark. Nargi gets vocal as she tries to land a proper haymaker but the shear work rate from Kurkova keeps her pinned in a precarious position until she clinches the charging rival. However Karolina breaks free and bangs a left/right combo on each temple which cripples Federica into loud spasms before a vicious uppercut nails her on the jaw right at the bell.
Karolina forges ahead with more accurate head shots and forces Federica to dance around on her toes which makes her look subdued once the Czech model lands more punches on target. The slugging push gives Kurkova a clear edge in terms of artistic impression but she doesn't really hurt the reeling brunette until she finally whacks her on the temples again and drops her onto the ropes. Federica fires back from behind the guard but merely matches the blonde's execution as both women snap each other's heads late in the round with Karolina blowing up the Italian's high guard to sign off her aggressive display.
Federica storms back into contention with a looping double on the nose but Karolina leans at her with more head-hunting ideas only to get headlocked as Nargi loses her temper and goes outside of the box to finally halt the blonde's charge. She lands a couple of heavy shots on the boobs and bumps Kurkova off before drilling her on the mouth with a quick follow through! Ugh! Karolina stumbles onto the ropes and fails to escape the looming jam as the brunette lights up the stats with a methodical speed dial rally that sinks the Czech into jelly knees come the final minute. Kurkova looks vulnerable taking all those hits and bellows out behind a chaotic earmuff that makes Lioness coach Mel B. visibly upset once the bell halts Nargi's attacks.
Another solid jabbing rally allows Federica to stay on course and she bangs a harpoon drive that makes Karolina yelp in pain as well; the Italian model switches into a steady body assault down the stretch and outworks the older woman in the phone booth before showing some core strenght and bumping her onto the ropes as well. Karolina remains committed to the head-hunting attack but bends to the side a couple of times when she struggles to embrace the heat downstairs and has Nargi shouting in her native language when she drops one brutal harpoon on the liver area too many. Karolina gets glued to the turnbuckle late and even a lenghty bytch stare she gives the brunette after the bell doesn't convince the fans she's got this one covered whatsoever.
Karolina bangs a quick drive up the middle and rattles the Italian's jugs but eats a nasty uppercut from the inside and wobbles into a flesh-tearing hook moments later. Federica laces the blonde up and gives her a small gash under the left eye before a booming hook on the mouth sends the older model spinning onto the ropes. Ugh! Karolina tries to bounce right back into action but Nargi beats her for pace and delivers a wild hook on the brow ridge; she follows that up with an uppercut drive on the jugs and has Kurkova yelping in pain and seeking instant clinch... not so fast... Fede shoves her back and hauls in a head-shaking left hook on the ear THAT DROPS THE BLONDE ONTO HER KNEES!!! Cue in more Italian taunts as Nargi pumps herself across the chest! Karolina gets up at seven and keeps staring down the dark-haired foe but that's all she can do here as the Italian cranks up the jabbing drive and pounds her onto the ropes in no time immediately after the command. Fede gets vocal but lets the gloves do the talking as well and tears another gash under the right eyes before smoking the ailing blonde on the chin with a vicious double. And Karolina's knees give way again SENDING HER DOWN ON ALL FOURS!!! Ugh! This time the damage levels reach terminal value and the Czech model simply can't stay off the boards as the merciless count passes her by!!! KO5 Federica Nargi!!!
AFTER: That's a great performance from the former lightweight title challenger who twerks some booty and blows several kisses to the camera before heading back to her corner. She had some problems early on but once she unloaded her attacks she quickly broke a wiley veteran down and maybe confined Karolina into a gatekeeper career going forward. What about plans for the foreseeable future? Federica indicates she could face a high-profile name like Jennifer Hawkins next as she'd like to get over the ACB opposition hurdle one way or another. Watch this space!
Official Result: Federica Nargi def. Karolina Kurkova KO5.