Ebanie Bridges’ crown is being eyed by fellow Australian Avril Mathie, who wants the fight she was denied.
IBF bantamweight champion, Bridges, is the better known Aussie having gained popularity due to her exciting fighting style and the fact she wears lingerie to weigh-ins and has started an OnlyFans account.
Mathie, however, has quite the following herself, with an OnlyFans account of her own and 286,000 followers on Instagram.
The 2014 Miss Swimsuit winner has put together an impressive unbeaten record so far of 8-0-1 and she just so happens to be in the same weight class as Bridges.
According to Mathie, she was supposed to fight Bridges last year, before the IBF ordered her to take on her mandatory challenger instead in the form of Shannon O’Connell.
Bridges went on to win that fight by knockout but she seriously injured her hand in the process to the extent that she required surgery, further delaying a clash with Mathie until at least the end of this year.
When asked about that potential future fight, Mathie told talkSPORT: “I think [Ebanie] is very intelligent and I take my hat off to her.
“That will be a killer fight, I’m really excited for it.
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“She brings it and likes to come forward and never really takes a step backward, but I can also bang and come forward.
“So, I think there will be fireworks and it will be an exciting fight.
“I’m significantly taller than her, so for me it’s going to be about keeping her away from me, which will be a challenge because we’ve seen how she likes to get in.
“But, it’s one that I’m ready for, so as soon as her hands better, we can get it on.”
Before any fight with 36-year-old Bridges, however, Mathie, 35, will have to get past her upcoming opponent, Ramla Ali, who is one of the most exciting prospects in British boxing.
The pair are set to clash on the undercard of Amanda Serrano vs Erika Cruz Hernandez on Saturday night in New York.
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