Former NRL WAG Arabella Del Busso WINS boxing debut after beating Papi Katarina in three rounds
Former NRL WAG Arabella Del Busso WINS her boxing debut after beating Papi Katarina by three-round unanimous decision
- Arabella Del Busso defeated Papi Katarina in their celebrity boxing match
- The former NRL WAG won a unanimous decision after three rounds.
- Del Busso claimed it was ‘fallout’ from his previous debut match last year
Former NRL WAG Arabella Del Busso defeated influencer Papi Katarina in their celebrity boxing match on Saturday.
Del Busso and Katarina stepped into the ring in the Pretender to Contender: Winner Takes All match at the Melbourne Pavilion, with Del Busso prevailing via unanimous decision after three rounds.
The fight came months after the 29-year-old fighter claimed she was “pulled” from her previous debut match last December.
Antonella Del Busso won her boxing debut by defeating Katerina Papi in Melbourne
Speaking before the fight, Del Busso told Daily Mail Australia: ‘I’m really looking forward to it, and I’ve been dedicated and training five times a week.
‘It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, and this is a great opportunity for me. I’ve received great support and I have a lot of people behind me, and what better than to put on a show in front of my own city of Melbourne?’
Del Busso was initially scheduled to make her boxing debut on December 22 last year against English model Kate McLaren at the No Limit event in Sydney, on the same card headlined by Paul Gallen’s fight against Darcy Lussick.
Del Busso won a unanimous decision after three rounds on Saturday
The bout marked the former NRL WAG’s boxing debut after she was eliminated from an event in Sydney in December last year.
Before the fight, Del Busso said that boxing was something he had “always wanted to do”.
However, she was ultimately eliminated from the event due to weight issues, as opposed to the “severe backlash” over her “dubious past”, as initially rumored.
“First of all, the weight was a problem, having the fight at 65 kilos was not possible, I weighed 57.8 kilos and Kate weighed 64 kilos,” he explained.
Boxing Australia would not have accepted the difference in weight.