26/05/2022

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Boxing 2021: Ebanie Bridges vs Shannon Courtenay, fight date, location, news

Just times just after fighting at Bankstown Metropolis Paceway in Condell Park, Australian Ebanie Bridges was verified as a late replacement for a world title battle in the United Kingdom.

Bridges will stage in for Rachel Ball, who is nonetheless recovering from COVID-19, to battle Shannon Courtenay (six-1-) on April ten (April 11 AEDT) for the vacant WBA Globe Feminine Bantamweight Title.

The 34-year-previous Australian has a experienced record of 5 wins and no losses, with her most current victory coming towards Carol Earl past weekend.

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“I’m quite thrilled to be the initial female from Australia fighting on a Matchroom card,” Bridges advised Sky Sports.

“When Eddie [Hearn] contacted me, it was genuinely unanticipated but I’m not heading to say no to this possibility.

“I was gutted for Rachel as she’s a good friend and I would like her very well in restoration but opportunity knocks. This is a battle that supporters have spoke about for a although now due to the fact I moved onto the British scene.

“I regard Shannon as a boxer, I feel we’ll set on a great show but I’ll be the a single leaving with the gold.

“This is a enormous platform to showcase my abilities and who I am, ‘The Blonde Bomber’, to the world. I’ll bring the battle to Shannon – I’m coming to acquire that world title, buckle up!”

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Many thanks to that cell phone contact from Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn, Bridges will battle on the identical card as undefeated British welterweight star Connor Benn.

‘The Blonde Bomber’ snapped a year of inactivity with her unanimous final decision acquire above Earl. She gained the vacant Australasian Feminine Super Bantamweight Title at the get started of 2020.