The youngster defensive from the outside, NatBass giving her ground but she isn’t taking it. NatBass stepping to, working the jab but Biggs slips it and returns a few of her own. Mid-way through, it’s much of the same but the tempo increase with more punches on offer. Biggs collecting NatBass on the chin with a lovely stiff jab but NatBass comes back with a hard blow to the ribs and clean uppercut that checks her on the right eye. Biggs staying in there though, swaying from her hips and throwing jabs off her shoulders. NatBass mirror like but just seems to be able to land more decisive punches and at the bell, there is a respectful touch of gloves to end the round.
Kristy: I like to see that. Both girls have knocked each other down. One has had a teary eyed battle with herself; the other is learning what it means to fight at the top level. Yet both have now realised they have a battle on their hands and there is still respect for one and others efforts.
Kylie: I would say Kimbo and Tania had a lot to do with that round.
Kristy: Yes, well predicted Kylz.
HERE COMES NATBASS! Popping the jab at the youngsters face, hard shots, pushing the high guard aside, busting through with leather smacking against Biggs face. She backs away to her corner, NatBass walloping her stomach, Biggs bending at the waist covering her face but takes a BLISTERING UPPERCUT to the mouth as her head shoots back and her back rest against the ropes, head resting back down and takes a HARD STRAIGHT JAB to the cheek and DOWN GOES BIGGS! Falling stages to a seating position and she is somewhere else. Bloody mouth and a small cut under her left eye. She sits there shaking her head as her corner yell for her to get up. NatBass beating her gloves together at the opposite corner, she’s still teary eyed. Biggs up at 7, breathing heavily, as the ref calls them in and she shifts away from the corner and the ropes to meet NatBass somewhere mid-ring. NatBass straight into it, popping her opponents head back with every punch. Not much from Biggs. She’s taking hard shots, backing away but staying off the ropes. All NatBass all the way to the bell.
Kylie: Huge round there to Nat. She’s controlled the last 4 rounds now and if you include the first she is well up in this fight.
Kristy: Yeah well ahead now with that knockdown and it would take a miracle for Biggs to win her very first fight. I am moved by the emotion of NatBass. Absolute raw emotion shown here, clearly not afraid to show how much this fight means to her.
More of the same from NatBass, throws a right up top and Biggs immediately covers up. NatBass treating herself to Biggs stomach, the young six pack taking hard shots but handling well. Lightning fast combinations smacking against the rock hard torso of Biggs. Mid-way through and Biggs just fires a “who cares” SWEEPING RIGHT HOOK that crashes into NatBass temple, the veterans head snapping sideways and she does a 180 toward the ropes. Powerful shot from the youngster. NatBass glassy eyed. Stumbling around, as Biggs lines her up but misses another hook to the face. NatBass sorting out her defense but she’s on the back foot now as Biggs closes and starts trying to find openings in the veterans guard. She can only work some hard blows to her body as the bell ends the 8th.
Kylie: Scherri so resilient. Great signs for the youngster who looked scared after that earlier knockdown but has bravely fought through that and takes that round.
Kristy: Yeah she was getting pasted mid-ring but then this right hook out of nowhere and NatBass was put right back in her place.
Kylie: Two more rounds, great fight this one.
Bell to bell by NatBass as the veteran just about puts it out beyond doubt. First minute is hard fought by both girls but NatBass is landing more jabs than Biggs struggles to land a signature blow. Mid-way through and NatBass grits her teeth and gets in low, pasting that rock hard six pack again but this time a RIPPING RIGHT HOOK sounds like it cracks a rib as BIGGS goes in the legs and stumbles to the neutral corner. NATBASS CHARGES in, banging shots at the face of Biggs, she tries to cover up but it’s shot after shot either at the mid-section or the head. BLISTERING LEFT JAB followed by a CRUNCHING RIGHT HOOK and Biggs looks to be out on her feet. “GET OFF THE ROPES” yells her corner. As NatBass bludgeons her with those pushing hooks to the head and keeps her where she wants her. The youngsters form is coming apart as NatBass swipes with another FLASHING RIGHT HOOK to the jaw and the bell saves the youngster who falls to the left and gets tangled in the ropes in the neutral corner.
Kylie: Wow, it’s taking a full nine rounds for Nat to really look like a champion veteran fighting an amateurish debutant but that was it right there. Scherri struggling to untangle herself from the ropes and she is banged up.
Kristy: Face a mess isn’t it Kylz. And she’s nursing that rib cage too. Still a credit to her that she has stayed in the fight until now. But to win she’s gotta knock Nat out now and I can’t see that happening.
SCHERRI-LEE BIGGS charging over to NatBass, catches her unaware with a SOLID LEFT HOOK to the chin. NatBass covers up and backs away. She’s shut up shop. Biggs tracking her around the ring but NatBass is just shimmying away, guard high, swatting at Biggs punches. Continuous retreat from the veteran and youngster is getting frustrated, throwing everything at her for no return. She’s almost running at her and missing wildly, falling against the ropes. NatBass knows she has it and want offer anything until an exchange in the middle which is just two tired boxer throwing haymakers to little effect. And that’s the bell. Decisive UD10 Natalie Bassingthwaighte!
Kylie: The first win in a long time for Nat and she is an emotional wreck mid-ring. She embraces Scherri-Lee for a while and then goes to Baudo in the corner who also offers her a big hug.
Kristy: This does mean a lot to her and perhaps she can build on this now. This is a learning curve for Scherri-Lee. To go 10 rounds is a big effort and she had to do a lot of different things just to keep herself in it. So well done to her.
Sarah: Guys I have Scherri with me, well done young lady, that was an impressive debut.
Scherri: It was ok. I had to pull it together after she knocked me down. That really hurt and I had no idea how to deal with it. But my corner was very helpful and I came out of it ok. Well done to NatBass, she deserved the win.
Sarah: Thanks Scherri. And Natalie, well done, you overcame a few demons tonight.
Natalie: You have no idea. It looked like going down the same path early in the fight. Such a battle to get myself through that second round. So proud with myself that I have come through with the win but also that I was able to bring back some form.
Sarah: There you go ladies, a great win from NatBass.
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