BBU International: Raffaella Modugno vs Vogue Williams Jan 14, 2022 21:01:44 GMT girlsfriday likes this
Post by Vassago on Jan 14, 2022 21:01:44 GMT
BBU International from Wembley Arena
Raffaella Modugno vs Vogue Williams
(Italy vs Republic of Ireland)
(5-2, 5 KO vs 5-4, 5 KO)
Results: BBU; Story: Vassago
BEFORE: Both these models have championship ambitions but come off painful defeats entering tonight's contest. Raffaella Modugno got knocked out in five by Martha Hunt while Vogue Williams couldn't last six minutes against the highly touted Alina Vacariu which looks like a more concerning result on paper. It's bad enough Rozanna Purcell has locked up the Irish welter #1 status but Vogue's arrow is simply pointing down lately and she can hardly afford another defeat tonight. BBU TV's Denise van Outen claims Williams has all the tools to become a Top 10 performer but time is really running out for the Dublin native whose career started with so much promise.
Raffaella Modugno wears a navy blue bikini set & black gloves. Long dark brown hair tied in a curled ponytail. Vogue Williams wears a white bikini set & green gloves. Long dark brown hair with blonde dye tied in a braid. The fight is scheduled for ten rounds in the welterweight division.
Vogue cranks up the jabbing charge and tries to dominate the initial exchange but the Italian tourist blocks off the effort and responds over the top landing a big hook into the fellow model's face. Vogue steps into a high-octane assault but fails to overpower the brunette and has to endure a lean spell in the proverbial phone booth where Raffaella works the uppercut route to punish the Irish woman's rack. Williams escapes the heat when she smacks the brunette around the liver area but finds herself yielding real estate while Modugno pounces on her with more head-hunting venom. Both models trade a hooking series thereafter but Raffaella sticks the better value and slumps Williams with one vicious strike on the chin too many in the end.
Raffaella moves to punish the fellow model's rack before stacking up more body assault to glue the older woman to the spot. Vogue struggles to dissect the Italian's guard and wobbles to her heels while Modugno blasts her up the chimney and pummels onto the ropes down the stretch. Things suddenly look very bleak for the Irish hopeful who misfires on the counter-punching attempt and eats a scything cross on the mouth instead. Raffaella leans into her punches but gets clinched into safety which bides the Irish woman some time but doesn't impress the judges at all. Modugno eventually shakes off the stalemate and bangs a nifty series into her foe's rack that further extends her lead.
Williams fires a good combo into Raffaella's mounds for a change but eats a left hook on the mouth that triggers a lenghty back & forth tussle in the center of the ring. Neither woman gives away an inch before Modugno takes a wrong turn and gets blasted by a high shot on the temple. She wobbles to her heels and has to reload her stance but not before Vogue clatters her onto the ropes instead. The Irish model leans into her attack and plugs more leather on the exposed rack slumping Raffaella into quiet spasms. The Italian tourist gets shut down in the area and fails to punch herself out of the hole which allows Vogue to clean out her breadbasket and secure a solid round on points.
Vogue carries momentum into the fourth and sticks more meaningful leather into the Italian's body; she whacks the brunette from both flanks and profits from a quick clash of heads to drop a borderline low hook on the navel which folds Modugno into spasms. A quick uppercut on the jaw stuns the tourist on the spot and sends her tripping back to the ropes where Vogue laces her on the nose with a drilling follow up. Raffaella tries to respond over the top but the Irish model beats her to the punch and lands a brutal hook on the nose again. Woof! Blood spills from the damaged nostrils and slumps Modugno into loud spasms just before Vogue FLOORS her with a quick hook on the right ear! Uh-oh! Raffaella never saw that one coming and appears to be affected by the nasal injury even when she beats the count at eight. The clock expires moments later and saves her from more trouble but Vogue lets everyone know she's gonna tear the Italian down very soon!
Raffaella's nose gets patched up before the fifth but Vogue glues her mitts upstairs and shows superior agility to repeatedly beat the subdued Italian to the punch. Modugno refuses to back off and tries to outslug the Irish foe but suffers another blood spillage just past the one-minute mark when Williams nails her clean on the nose. The brief freeze allows Vogue to smack another left/right cross on each temple before Raffaella raises her arms again... she pushes off her heels but shoots over Vogue's shoulder and fails to buckle up when the Dublin native WHACKS her across the nose with a brutal hook. Ugh! Raffaella's knees go soft and the Irish model manages to land another left hook on the eye which DROPS MODUGNO FLAT ON HER BACK amid a loud cheer from the Wembley Arena audience. Williams struts back to her corner while Modugno tries to mount another comeback but dizziness takes over and she slumps down on her back half-way through the count. She is done! KO5 Vogue Williams!!!
AFTER: Huge win for the Irish model to open the new season and maybe there is still hope Vogue makes a genuine run at the welterweight straps again. Meanwhile Raffaella is visibly upset and claims she would have beaten the Irish foe but for a very unfortunate nasal wound. Well, this is what happens when you get punched in the face - by an otherwise superior woman!
Official Result: Vogue Williams def. Raffaella Modugno KO5.