Mimi Perkins vs Roxanne Pallett Feb 5, 2022 15:18:17 GMT girlsfriday and Lookout! Atlantic like this
Post by Vassago on Feb 5, 2022 15:18:17 GMT
Mimi Perkins vs Roxanne Pallett
(The Bondi Babes vs Kear's Kats)
(4-4, 4 KO vs 12-19, 12 KO)
Results: BBU; Story: Vassago
BEFORE: We are ready to kick off the 2022 edition of The Ashes with the older of the Perkins sisters, Mimi, facing the Kear's Kats fan favorite Roxanne Pallett. Green & Gold's Sarah Cumming claims both these women are maybe playing second fiddle to more established peers but Mimi has destroyed Michelle Keegan & Georgia May Foote last year which indicates she has these dark-haired soap opera actresses all figured out!
Meanwhile Roxanne is happy to get such a high-profile opportunity again. Word is Samia Ghadie pulled out of The Ashes at the last moment after her niece Sasha knocked her out in training but let's leave the rumours aside, shall we?
Mimi Perkins wears a turquoise bikini set & golden gloves. Long dark brown hair tied in a curled ponytail. Roxanne Pallett wears a beige bikini set & red gloves. Long dark brown hair with bangs tied in a custom ponytail. The fight is scheduled for ten rounds in the flyweight division.
The younger brunette gets off to a hot start and jabs her way through the Brit's guard which snaps Roxanne's head in back & forth fashion to raise the support volume straight away. The Melbourne crowd is treated with a swarming clinic from their favorite who pummels the subdued tourist onto the ropes and keeps hammering away in fury until Roxy has to clinch her in order to halt the beating. Mimi barks in her ear and manages to shake off the stalemate amid the referee's efforts to do likewise. She thumps Pallett in the gut and resumes the swarming delivery thereafter much to the crowd's delight. Roxanne tries to swing from behind the guard but bounces off Perkins' forearms; she's fortunate enough to avoid a genuine piledriver and survives until the bell but England captain Victoria Beckham is visibly upset with that opener struggle!
Mimi gets carried away with her initial charge and wobbles forward to meet a wicked uppercut from Roxanne. Ugh! She slumps on jelly knees and suddenly allows the tourist to blast her on the exposed jaw with additional effort. Roxy really leans into that double and spins the Aussie model onto the ropes where she pays back the favor and hammers more gut shots to slump Perkins into outright trouble. Mimi goes for a head-hunting response but gets stuffed after landing only a single punch as the older brunette slams a left/right combo on her chin and deploys a trigger-happy assault that keeps the local favorite pinned on the ropes behind a desperate earmuff. Another quick double dissects the high guard late on and leaves Perkins trembling at the bell much to Kylie Minogue's anger in the Australian corner.
Roxanne feels like she can really hurt the younger brunette by slugging her on the back foot and she carries impressive head-hunting value to force Mimi out of the aggressive zone in the opening minute. She tries to trap her in the corner again but Mimi shows some wheels to spin away from the danger even though she cuts a very defensive figure the judges usually don't support much. Home field advantage can only get you this far and some angry shouts from Kylie Minogue crank up Mimi's response in the final minute. She whacks Pallett up the alley and beats her for an overhand series before dropping a low harpoon right on the navel at the bell.
Mimi takes over the initial onslaught and beats Roxanne for a head-hunting exchange before landing a nasty combo on the chest. The tourist tries to respond in similar fashion but bounces off the stubborn guard and gets caught by a hard right moments later. That punch tears a small lump under the left eye and drops Roxy into coverage while Mimi launches a full-scale jabbing attack and lands more single punches on the older brunette's face during the second minute. Roxanne slumps onto the ropes feeling the Aussie heat and fails to buckle up when Mimi drops an uppercut combo on the chin before looping a crisp hook on the eye. Uh-oh!!! Roxanne cries out in pain and wobbles forward to meet a crushing shot on the temple just before the bell. SHE DROPS TO HER KNEES literally three seconds before the clock expires and catches a lucky break because of that! Ugh! The Aussie camp is furious but ref has to follow the rules.
Roxanne made it back to her corner in time for the fifth alright but gets bulldozed into a standstill from the onset as Mimi lashes out at her and carves more lumps into the Cumbrian's pretty face. Ugh! That will hurt in the morning as Roxy's head swivels around underneath the attack and she's unable to fire back through the Perkins haze anymore. Another right hook on the eye shuts the tourist's lights out and Pallett CRUMBLES FLAT ON HER BACK WITH EYES CLOSED so the ref doesn't even bother with the count! KO5 Mimi Perkins!!!
AFTER: Huge roar from the Kooyong Stadium audience as the "less talented" of the Perkins sisters claims the opening test of The Ashes. Kylie Minogue quickly orders the technical support crew (say hello to Bonnie Sveen & Natalie Bassingthwaighte) to remove Roxanne's undies which they promptly do while Victoria Beckham & Elizabeth Hurley are seen arguing over the sudden demise of their experienced fighter. Uh-oh!! Daily Mail will have a field day on Monday alright!
Official Result: Mimi Perkins def. Roxanne Pallett KO5.
The Ashes: Australia 1 England 0.