Boxer lands cheeky kiss on opponent during pre-fight staredown
Boxing’s traditional stare-down is a pretty handy piece of marketing. You get both combatants staring into each other’s eyes, playing up the intensity, and giving the fans what they want to see – all before the big fight. Sometimes, if we’re lucky, the big stare-down even descends into a pre-bout bit of biff. But, and it’s a big but, everyone also knows the inherent risks of a stare-down. After all, every high school bloke who reckons he’s a bit of a love-guru knows that if you stare into someone’s eyes for just long enough, you might also fall in love…and, yeah, nah, it can happen in boxing too. Check this out.
The stare-down in question today is from the pre-match routine before Ewa Brodnicka and Edith Soledad Matthysse.
These two were having a bit of a staring contest when Brodnicka suddenly felt the urge to give Matthysse a bit of a smooch.
Now, whether she did it because she was trying to intimidate her opponent or because she was feeling the love, we don’t know. What we do know, though, is that it f**ken kicked off afterwards. And not in a good way for Brodnicka.
Yeah, nah, Matthysse bloody slapped her one. Have a look at it. Brodnicka’s bloody in there like a sneak-thief, but Matthysse isn’t having it. She’s like, ‘Yeah, nah, f**k you!’ and bitch-slaps her taller opponent.
As you can imagine, Brodnicka says, ‘yeah, nah f**k you,’ straight back and throws one of her own before the big bloke who’s there to make sure things don’t get out of hand has to stop smiling and jump in and separate the two.
Of course, the real story here, though, is how this one panned out in the squared circle. And, if it was a case of intimidation, it might have worked. Brodnicka won the match on a split-point decision, increasing her unbeaten run to eighteen fights.
Final thought: We guess that when you consider the pre-match weigh-in and stare-down might be becoming a bit stale in this day and age, it’s probably good to see it spiced up a bit. After all, it all makes for good headlines and entertainment. Still, we’ve gotta wonder how long until we see something like this in the men’s field. How would that play out in the ultra-masculine environment that boxing thrives on? Let us know what you reckon in the Facebook comments.
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