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  March 31, 2007 - Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington - Report/Photos by Mike Blair Molly McConnell scored her 6th win in an impressive fashion Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino. McConnell faced Kita Watkins (2-1-0, 1KO) in what was scheduled as a 6 round fight.  Watkins stepped out in round one and threw a flurry of punches at McConnell. That tactic kept McConnell backing up in the early part of the round, and occasionally, Watkins did catch McConnell, though apparently not hard enough to sting her. Watkins plan appeared to be to attack McConnell's head. However, too often her shots were wide looping punches. McConnell slipped most of them and blocked the others. In the second round McConnell settled in to a rhythm in which she poked jabs between Watkins arms. When Watkins rose her hands to protect her head, McConnell dropped to punish Watkins's body. McConnell's accurate jab and right hands to the body almost took Watkins out of the fight in the 2nd. She was hurt, but tough enough to stay up and continue fighting. Between the 2nd and 3rd the doctor looked hard at Watkins, but he decided she was ok to continue, at least for a while. McConnell continued the assault in the 3rd. This time, no matter how hard she tried to move forward, Watkins could not answer. The referee stopped the action to let the doctor have another look, and they decided Watkins should not continue.  McConnell scored the TKO victory at 1:08 of the third round. She is now 6-1; Watkins evens her record at 2-2.     



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