Blonde model girl Marisa is looking to enjoy her brief stay in the UK, but she has been allocated a tough first opponent in Lisa, the singer who needs to re-establish herself after a run of disappointing results.
Marisa enters the ring first in a black bikini, and she has a great body to show off, and she’s soon joined by a disgruntled Lisa Maffia who is wearing a white bikini instead of her trademark black, as the Californian was given first choice.
Lisa starts well in a very fast exchange of punches in the centre of the ring, and she’s started this fight like she wants to knock Marisa’s head off her shoulder, just seeking the blonde out with her big right hand shots, and then poking her with some lefts, steadying the American in her own corner. This plays into Miller’s hands a little, and she gives Maffia’s face some action with her own punching, neither girl taking a backward step at this early stage, and Marisa hurts Lisa with a left hook, and follows with a right, only to eat Lisa’s right hook again afterwards, and gets bopped to the ropes with two more lefts before the bell.
The action takes place in Marisa’s corner in the opening seconds, with Lisa again on top, and Marisa now having to cover up, her gloves upside her face, exposing her middle, which Lisa hits hard with hooks from both hands, driving Miller backwards. Marisa’s near the ropes, backed up, and Lisa ploughs into her, misses with a right hook, then gets tagged with Miller’s left, and then the model gives her one in the belly with her right, and slips her a short-arm left uppercut which gets Maffia full in the face, and drops her to the canvas. Lisa is nursing a badly split lip when she resumes after an 8 count, and Marisa hurts her with a good one two to her jaw before the bell pauses the action.
Lisa looks less inclined to mix things up now, and she’s letting Marisa dictate the pace of the fight, the model happy to stand back and cuff the retreating singer, using her slight height advantage and score points. Lisa is never good when she’s fighting defensively, and she just has to get back into this fight, so she tries to get Marisa to the body, only to find herself taking a three shot belting to her face, which is beginning to mark a little around the eyes, and Miller starts to move the Brit around the ring, trying to set her up on the ropes for a beating, Lisa just slippery enough to resist, sacrificing the round to avoid punishment.
It’s all about Marisa early on, the model seeking Lisa out and finding her all too easily, her left lead just thudding the singer’s face back, each shot seeming to sap the Brit’s strength more, and Miller is almost pushing her girl around, battering a seemingly out of sorts Lisa when she gets her in a neutral corner. This forces Maffia to fight back, and now the girls trade again, Maffia slamming right hooks into Miller’s mouth again, takes a left to her belly, avoids the following uppercut, and gets the American with left, right, left, right to her face, has her writhing with a shot to the liver, then she puts her down with a right hook to the jaw, Marisa just beating the count at 9. There are only seconds left in the round, but Lisa bosses them, hooking the blonde’s face twice more to leave her stunned.
Lisa’s back in charge now, and she gives Marisa an early right hook to her face, which has the girl stumbling around, she follows in and clubs her with a left, right to the body, and Miller more or less grabs her round the waist to survive, the referee having to work hard to pull the girls apart. From the restart, Marisa hits Lisa neatly in the eye with her left hook, and it takes the singer by surprise, which is doubled when she gets her again, then even more when she gives her a double up left to the mouth, and a good shot to the body. Lisa takes this, then gives Marisa some back, left hooking her to the ribs, then slamming punches into her mouth – three of them – so that Miller ends the round laying against the ropes, her lips now dribbling blood, too.
Again it’s Lisa taking the initiative, and she slips Marisa two left hooks to the face, then shoots a right into her ribs, and follows it with another. Miller isn’t too steady on her feet now, but she protects herself well by clinching Maffia, and leaning on her, trying to sap her energy, even when the referee starts parting them. Back comes Lisa, bang, bang to Marisa’s face, gets close, clinch, hold, lean in, lean in, and Maffia’s getting frustrated. Again the referee breaks the girls, Lisa throws a right, but Marisa beats her to the punch, left, hook to the ribs, right hook to the jaw, Maffia’s knees quake, she gets a left hook to the ear, and she’s down. Lisa’s shaking her head as she rises at 6, and takes two more good bodyshots, then retaliates by belting Miller with a left, right to the cheeks before the bell.
Marisa starts the round neatly, and she’s giving Lisa all she can handle now with her left hook, repeatedly finding the singer’s cheek with it, and now it’s Maffia’s turn to hang on, keen to protect her cheek, as the lump rising threatens to close her eye, and Miller uses her strength to pummel the singer’s body, pushes her back herself, and hurts her with a straight left hand. Lisa’s covering up well, buts she’s had to give best in this round, even though she fights back hard in the last thirty seconds, giving Marisa a good right hook to the mouth and two big lefts to her ribs, making sure the blonde is hurt as she returns to her stool.
Still Marisa comes forwards, and she’s threatening to overwhelm Lisa in the early exchanges, her height and reach clearly a problem for the Brit, who is having to live off scraps, the blonde girl slipping punches round, over, and between her gloves, and she’s got Lisa wilting on the ropes, sorts her out with a few punches to the body, but then backs off when Maffia gets her with an uppercut, and she looks ready to roll over when the Brit rips a couple of hooks into her body. On the ropes as the round draws to a close, Marisa looks done and she’s clinching again when Lisa does her to the tits with a few nasty slamming punches, then almost as the round ends, Lisa whips a right hook into the model’s mouth, and she hits the canvas, dazed and creaking, the count taking her beyond the bell.
Back they come, both girls looking knackered, but it’s Lisa landing the punches, and Marisa starting to look battleworn, her pale features now bruised blue, and her cheeks smattered with blood from the hammering Lisa’s gloves are giving her. She seems spent, but is still trying to take the fight to the singer, chasing after her, albeit slowly, with her accurate punches, but Lisa’s slotting her with those right hooks, and the Californian’s knees are looking shot as the singer belts her around the face, and by the time the round ends, that face is streaked with blood as Lisa gives her a solid beating against those unforgiving ropes.
Here comes the final round of a very hard fight, and the girls touch gloves, then go to it again – Marisa gives everything as she lamps Lisa with a big left hook, turning the singer sideways, and spattering her blood across the referee’s shirt. Then back comes Lisa, clattering Marisa with two left hooks and a right, setting her up straight with a cuffing little series of left uppies, the Californian now staggering around, then in comes Lisa again, whack with her left to the ribs, then with her right to the face – another left to the liver, big right to the jaw, and down does Marisa, bouncing as she hits the canvas, and she’s gone!
Lisa Maffia knocked Marisa Miller out in round 10
Bristol witnessed a fight tonight that will last a long time in the memories of BBU fans everywhere, and those memories are enhanced when the two battered and disfigures girls embrace after the fight, and walk around the ring – not a walk of shame – a walk of honour!
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