I started to write “in a fair fight,” but in fact that term is meaningless. As a certain Boston gumshoe said of his boxing bout with an over-the-hill champion, “My fight with Joe Walcott wasn’t fair. He was much better. He had to carry me a few rounds so the crowd wouldn’t feel cheated. To make that fight fair I should have had a baseball bat.”
Anyway … let’s assume that you cannot avoid the fight: i.e., she is motivated enough so that she is certainly going to throw hands no matter what you do, and you cannot retreat without getting past her. Further assume neither of you have access to dedicated or easily-improvised weapons, and both of you are in fine fettle at the beginning of the encounter.
Men: how many women do you know personally whom you think would likely kick your ass under these circumstances?
Poll in a second. And, yes, I’m making this one public.