Ebanie Bridges’ brutal title defense had it all

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by FrankinDallas, Dec 12, 2022.

  1. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 24, 2004
    Mole face Bridges' in the NY Post:

    Ebanie Bridges has turned a flamethrower on bitter rival Shannon O’Connell after an explosive fallout to their world title fight.

    The Aussie boxing world champion has celebrated retaining her IBF bantamweight belt by rubbing her opponent’s nose in it after it emerged O’Connell had made a distasteful final gesture before leaving the ring.

    Bridges stunned the fight world on Sunday in Leeds when
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    The all-Aussie showdown turned into a grudge match after
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    in the leadup to the fight billed as the biggest women’s fight in Australian boxing history.

    Bridges had been labeled a “skanky stripper” by O’Connell in the fierce build-up and was also accused of “disrespecting” Australian boxing by staging the fight in the UK where Bridges has a massive fan base.

    The 36-year-old former school teacher from western Sydney has thrown the accusation back in O’Connell’s face after the South Australian was spotted sticking her middle finger up as the TKO result was made official in the ring.

    It emerged behind the scenes that O’Connell’s gesture was directed at Bridges’ friend and fellow Aussie boxer Skye Nicolson.
  2. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 24, 2004
    “I feel like Shannon just takes things very personally,” she said in an interview shared on her Instagram stories.

    “I was cheering for my friend who supports my boxing career. And I support her and her boxing career. I was clapping for my friend while they were announcing the decision. And while she was standing in the middle of the ring she flipped the bird and said “f–k you slut.”

    She followed it up by saying with a chuckle: “Rude. A little bit personal, but that’s OK”.

    The Commonwealth Games gold medallist said after the fight: “Shannon didn’t want to be there from about Round 3”.

    Bridges has now taken a swipe at O’Connell with a series of posts on her Instagram stories.

    She said in one shared post: “I put her back in her place.”

    She said in another post: “Can’t believe Shannon stuck her finger up at @skyebnic Center ring and said ‘f–k you slut. Shame”.

    She also captioned one photo which showed her landing a power punch square on O’Connell’s chin: “I did it for all those girls in Aus who got s–t decisions against this woman”.
    It explains why Bridges didn’t put the beef behind her when interviewed in the ring after the fight.

    “You know what, not bad for a skanky stripper!” Bridges said in her post-fight speech.

    The quip was in reference to
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    in the buildup to the fight.
  3. Rollin

    Rollin Well-Known Member banned Full Member

    Nov 17, 2021
    Harper vs Choi needs to happen.
  4. MidniteProwler

    MidniteProwler Fab 4 Full Member

    Sep 19, 2012
    Bridges would have to be one of the most deluded boxer's in the world she thinks she is something she isn't. Her last two opponents have been 40 years old and her fights are just a scrappy mess.
  5. Marcus S.

    Marcus S. Member Full Member

    Aug 24, 2022
    I'm here for the **** talk. Bridges' ain't near the level of Shields and Taylor, but there's nothing wrong with having that kind of confidence.
  6. DON1

    DON1 ICEMAN Full Member

    Apr 6, 2006
    Credit where credit is due, the hoe put on a good fight man.
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  7. Komaster

    Komaster Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Sep 20, 2010
    Shows the level of female boxing when a stripper can become a world champion after a few fights
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  8. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    They beat the crap outta each other. As somebody who will watch garbage like streetbeefs and Kimbo's backyard brawls and enjoy it, I tip my hat to these fine ladies. I don't care about the middling technique, they really put their hearts into it.
  9. Marcus S.

    Marcus S. Member Full Member

    Aug 24, 2022
    She did, man.
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  10. Mickc

    Mickc Active Member Full Member

    Nov 28, 2015
    They put on a good fight nobody can take that away from either of them .
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  11. KelandBeave

    KelandBeave Fab 4 Full Member

    Jun 27, 2013
    women boxers calling each other skanky strippers and fuxkn slu.ts.... im loving it
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  12. nickpoppunk

    nickpoppunk Unbelievable Bentekkers Full Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    it was a good watch, neither have top talent. but thats why its good. no skill just swing
  13. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 24, 2004
    Can't find any Ebanie yoga videos....sad.
  14. _Scott_

    _Scott_ Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 7, 2015
    That's why women's boxing sucks. These 2 have zero skills and just look like they are in a bar fight.

    It's also an advantage for them to only do 2 minute rounds and swing away. What's also funny, that is none of them carry any power.

    I think there are only 4 or 5 women in boxing with actual decent skills but that's about it.
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  15. Koli55

    Koli55 Active Member Full Member

    Mar 19, 2021
    What a warrior, a true midget amazon.