BEFORE: "I feel I've matured greatly over the last several months," a poised Emma Watson says at podium. "Other girls in my class are still quite bratty - Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, even Hayden Panettiere...you'd think they were still all in high school. I can't be distracted by all that bratty nonsense. I'm here to do a job - the job of picking apart the FCBA and dominating the girls who came before me. Girls like Sarah Michelle Gellar: it will be my distinct pleasure to dismantle her cleanly and professionally." Gellar rolling her eyes: not her first rodeo and not the first time she's heard tuff talk from an up can coming starlet. "I feel like I'm coming around and really starting to get back to my game," Sarah contends at podium. "For a while there, I was very hinky against hungry young fighters like Emma, because I didn't feel confident: getting back on the winning track means I can take it to this girl. Looking forward to breaking Emma down and teaching her some manners!" Sarah in simple black bra and panties; hair in long, loose blonde curls; small black gloves. Emma shipshape in royal blue sport top; crimson cotton bikini bottoms; small red mitts; hair in smart close-cropped brunette pixie-cut.
During R1: Emma sorting Sarah out via the left jab early - British girl holding right at jaw while she deals poke. Sarah's face spanking back...she's unsettled, forced to step out, walk around to regroup.
R2: Emma organized, efficient again - working behind the brisk, popping jab up top; leaning in on front (left) foot to hook the body PIK! PIK! when Sarah covers up earmuff. Gellar joins the party late, timing a choppy right hand onto Emma's jaw as Watson's trying a right uppercut to body from too far out...good clean clout might be enough to confirm the round for Sarah.
R3: Sarah rough-housing early, testing younger girl's resolve: veteran grabs Emma's sport top in small-gloved left hand, tugs her 'round in counter-clockwise stagger while clouting her righty upside the head. Ref wants in, issues warnings...Sarah unrepentant as she goes right back onto the attack. Down the stretch - girls in mutual embrace, tumbling along ropes...Emma shows her own ruff side when her arms encircle Sarah's head/left arm in a standing tummy to tummy arm-triangle, with Gellar's back to turnbuckles. Pinning Sarah down with the hold, Emma uses her own head and left arm to keep Gellar's left arm trapped and out of the way so right hands can dig at her ribs close in. Ref quick to pull Watson off and read her the riot act...younger girl taking now guff from older in a spirited third.
R4,5: Close, hard to score rounds, with Gellar weaving in to work hup-hup combos inside: Watson drilling the jab, using her footwork to make the job as problematic as possible for the veteran. Cagey stuff - Watson fairly lithe and elusive, circling counter clockwise to make Sarah give chase...blonde girl weaving on the approach, moving her head, but eventually getting in close to outwork Emma on the inside.
R6: Emma dukes at temples as Sarah edges in - veteran bullying young breasts with an educated left shoulder. Sarah hacking and cuffing at Emma's tummy/ears - crowding and bumping. Emma getting outworked, but fetching Sarah short, jerky little left uppercuts in tight - Ems with her right hand at temple as she scores these blows, keeping weight on left leg throughout. Good, constant work rate set by both - Sarah the busier, when late the round, Emma sets down on that left leg, really getting her left shoulder underneath a stubby left uppercut and BLONDE GIRL HURT! Sarah momentarily confused, legs suddenly all a-tremble...SHE forms earmuff and Emma goes over to attack. Watson studious, eyes alert as she braces her left shoulder against Sarah's raised guard...little Briton bumps, snatches left hook off tummy; hesitates; picks up Sarah's chin the left uppercut and drops the right hand in snug between Sarah's mitts. BLONDE GIRL DOWN! Sarah poked HARD upon the face, legs locking up as her gloves stay around her cheeks...she crashes to her back, eyes bleak and bewildered! Gellar up at 10, sputtering in confusion, but the ref's seen enough: TKO6 as Emma Watson shocks Sarah Michelle to chin!
After: Emma smiling prim as she's hugged and congratulated...crisp stoppage of a comebacking Sarah Michelle looks good on the ol' resume. "Crisp punching's just the thing for American girls, I find," Emma chirps in postfight. "Sarah's a fine boxer, but perhaps not taking punches as once she did...we stressed her body, hoping the chin might become available, and that's what happened. As for her bullying tactics: they backfired, I'm afraid. Sarah brought out the beast in me, and I bullied her right back. Girls who take liberties with me must be prepared for the much the same treatment in kind. Certainly I would have knocked her out regardless, but I must say there was just a scoche extra venom on my punches after she tugged my top!"
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