- Ebanie Bridges talked about her devastating title fight defeat to Shannon Courtenay
- The “Blonde Bomber” joked about her disfigured look after the said fight
Like any other world boxing champion, Australia’s Ebanie Bridges also endured a tough test before reaching the top. At present, Bridges reigns as the current IBF women’s bantamweight champion but one year ago, she failed to win her first title fight and was beaten black and blue.
“Eyes bigger than boobs”
Apart from being one of the best female boxers in the world, Bridges is also known for her attractive looks. After she went toe-to-toe with Courtenay for 10 rounds, her pretty face was disfigured and her left eye was horribly swollen.
Looking back at her then-terrible post-fight condition, the “Blonde Bomber” joked that her then-injured eyes used to be bigger than her boobs at the time.
“What a war – blood, guts and heart,” Bridges said. “Not a pretty face anymore. My eyes are bigger than my boobs,” she said after the fight. “I love fighting. I enjoy every bit of it. What can I say?”
“I didn’t get the W, but I fought my heart out,” she continued. “I couldn’t see for the last three rounds, but I have no quit in me! Congrats to Shanny. It takes two to tango, and I hope we did what I said we would. I showed that pretty girls fight hard too! I hope it was entertaining for everyone.”
Eight months after the fight, Bridges took to Instagram with her shocking revelation about her swollen eye. According to the 35-year-old, Courtenay “headbutted” her and it certainly injured her left eye, causing it to completely close as the fight went on.
Bridges vs. Courtenay 2?
On Sunday, April 10, Bridges paid homage to the 1st anniversary of her epic fight with Courtenay. To everyone’s surprise, the “Blonde Bomber” called for a Bridges vs. Courtenay rematch.
“1 year ago today Me and my mate Shanny shared an amazing night together,” she wrote on Instagram. “A fight that will be remembered by boxing fans for many years to come and a great night for womens boxing. It was my intro to the world stage, and what an intro.”
“As much as we have a strong rivalry It takes two to tango and we both played a part, so the respect is there,” she continued.
“I may not have won the fight but I know I won the hearts and much more. I’m looking forward to making Bridges Courtenay 2 in the future,” she added. “Who wants to see that fight?”
Bridges has gone unbeaten in her last three fights, while Courtenay, on the other hand, is coming off a title fight loss to Jamie Mitchell. However, it may still be interesting to see the two beautiful ladies take on each other inside the ring.