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Jessica Adams def Ashleigh Sims, knockout, video, highlights, Tszyu vs Horn undercard

After putting up one of the greatest fights in Australian women’s boxing history earlier this year, Ashleigh Sims was once again in a sensational fight on Wednesday night – falling victim to a brutal beating by Jessica Adams.

Sims – who is married to St George Illawarra Dragons player Tariq Sims – was a semi-finalist in April this year against Chanelle Dargan in what was widely billed as Australia’s all-time women’s boxing match.

“It’s one of the best female boxing shows we’ve seen in Australia,” co-host Ben Damon said on Wednesday.

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Both highly regarded super-featherweight stars returned to action on Wednesday night, but this time each faced a new opponent.

Dargan claimed a four-round split decision (38-38, 39-37, 39-38) win over Jala Tomat in a thrilling battle.

Then, in the next fight, Sims hoped to defeat her own daughter – but everything went wrong.

The tall Adams used her range to frustrate Sims, who typically hits big. Adams was taking a lot of damage in the second round with her nose bleeding profusely. But an injured Sims threw caution to the wind and paid the price.

Sims was stunned by a monster of an explosive right hand and turned to face the referee in shock – but that didn’t stop Adams from continuing as one final right hand sent Sims to the canvas.

This was Horizon’s first career win and despite the blood smeared on her face – she celebrated brightly by punching the canvas and rolling across the ring.

“I’ve dedicated my life to boxing, it’s all I do,” Adams told Fox Sports after the fight.

“I’ve had a few fights with the same opponent.

“To raise my hand in such fashion, on such a big stage, I can’t think of anything better.

“My coach was saying, ‘Be patient, don’t chase her, wait until she gets in, pick her apart.’

“When she stumbles and starts going back, ‘Hold on, go ahead, grab your jack and then start fighting.'”

Adams isn’t worried about her bloody nose, saying it happens all the time.

“No, my nose doesn’t bleed,” she said.

“Sometimes if I sneeze too much, it bleeds, so every time I get angry (it bleeds).”

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