Sarita scores a memorable knockout
Sarita and Julie are about to go into battle again for Round 4. Both confident that they can do very well. Ding.
The American visitor needs to get close. There is little room for hesitance if you wish to make that happen, so she must attack. The Finnish host is well aware of what her wannabe stalker is doing, circling around her with superior footwork. She avoids physicality and throws punches from outside.
Esther: “Marks gets close and throws a left hook but she gets beaten to the punch by Waris, whose zippy overhand right is on target.”
Anna: “It’s obvious to me that Waris can outbox Marks, but does she have the endurance to do it and stay out of harm’s way until the end in Round 8 against someone who has a granite chin and hands of stone?”
Moments later, the blonde has an idea. “If I wanna make a statement, gonna knock her out with a surprise.”
The surprise takes the shape of a taunt. Sarita stops, leans forward, withdraws her left hand and points her right glove to the chin.
Sarita: “Come on, meatball. I’ll tell you where to hit. Right here.”
Julie thinks: “She’ll throw the uppercut but I’ll flatten her with the right hand.”
Eager to punish the youngster, Julie goes in. She’s convinced that she will make the boat tangle with a powerful right hand. At the same time, the Finn shuffles her feet and puts every bit of torque she can behind a short left hook. Timing and placement are perfect for the red glove to land. PISH!
Esther: “What a crunching left hook! Marks got baited and ran into a huuuuge counter.”
Anna: “There is a high amount of leverage in this one.”
Akane thinks: “My god. What a shot.”
A short-circuit hits the brunette’s entire body. She makes a big ‘thud’ when falling heavily on the canvas and the crowd goes wild.
Anna: “Marks goes down. She got SMURFED. The way she fell makes me think that she’s out of it, Esther. She went lifeless in an instant.”
The fastest referee in boxing makes the same observation, rushes in while Sarita clears the way.
The crowd cheers once more.
Esther: “Sarita Waris scores a spectacular one-punch knockout! The first woman to stop Julie Marks does it in style and boy, do I expect view counters to go bonkers on YouTube with this highlight-reel finish by the Finn.”
Excited by the lightning stoppage, the blonde does a cut-throat gesture with draws both cheers and jeers from the audience.
The downed American gets time to get back on her feet and she’s okay. Well, besides a badly bruised ego. After a few minutes, post-match rituals can commence.
Veronica: “Referee stops the bout at 1:57 in Round 4… in favour of your winner by a stunning knockout… Sarita ‘Top Draw’ Warrrrrrrisssss!”
The mix of cheers and boos continues.
Anna: “Is this the birth of a new enfant terrible in women’s boxing? Waris has great looks, solid talent, a big knockout to brag about and her demeanor is bound to be controversial. The one you love to hate may be indeed the best way to describe her.”
The smoke clears after this explosion of violence and badassness. Esther asks Anna to do the interviews because she doesn’t want to talk to Sarita.
Anna: “Sarita Waris. Big knockout. Big win to improve your record to 4-4. First impressions?”
Sarita: “I hope you didn’t blink! With one big shot, I smashed a big piece of meat that even the great Sophie Schumann couldn’t send down. I told you all that I was going to make things happen in boxing and here I am. Any volunteers to get punched silly next? Form a queue and I’ll pick one!”
Anna: “No one will question your talent and the result but aren’t you getting ahead of yourself there?”
Sarita: “I’m the real deal, baby. Took me a while to get used to the pro ranks but I landed tonight. You shall expect great things from Sarita Waris. I’m destined to the top and believe me, I won’t take prisoners. No one is safe!”
Anna: “Well… who do you expect to fight next?”
Sarita: “Haven’t thought about that yet and quite frankly, I’m not the matchmaker. My coach Maxim and the good folks at Final Bell can handle the business side. My job is to perform on stage. Tonight is just the beginning.”
Anna: “Alright. Thank you.”
Marks… question marks
Anna: “Julie Marks. We have every reason to believe that you expected a different outcome. Any regrets here?”
Julie: “I can’t believe I just got knocked the fuck out. Especially that way, in responding to a taunt.”
Anna: “What happened at that particular moment? What was your thought going in?”
Julie: “I expected a right uppercut so I went in to strike with the right cross. Thought that it was a guaranteed hit but she surprised me with the left hook. Didn’t see that one coming at all, and the timing was perfect. It was the punch I wasn’t ready to take.”
Anna: “What’s next for you?”
Julie: “Huh… I got stopped brutally and made fun of by a chick who was 3-4 will go viral and I’m not sure how much credibility I have left. I gotta think about it. I don’t know what the future has in store for me. I just don’t know.”
Anna: “Thank you.”
Esther: “This wraps up the first match of our telecast. Stay tuned for more violence on the other side of the break.”