Boxing champion Ebanie Bridges is set to face off against fellow Australian and swimwear model Avril Mathie. She has playfully dubbed their match as ‘Battle of the Bo*bs’.
After recovering from a hand injury sustained during her mandatory IBF title defense against Shannon O’Connell in December of last year, Bridges is eager to compete against Mathie.
Scheduled for December 9 at the Chase Center in San Francisco, this all-Australian showdown will be a part of the Devin Haney-Regis Prograis undercard event.
In an exclusive with OF, Bridges shared her anticipation by stating: “Battle of the B**bs. She [Mathie] does have good bo*bs too, but mine are better. I’ve already won!”
“She’s obviously a really good-looking woman. She does OF as well, and she’s a swimwear model. I know a lot of people are writing her off, kind of like how everyone wrote me off because I’m pretty and a model and have an OF.”
“I believe she’s gonna be a tough opponent. All the fights I’ve watched – and she’s been in some wars – she has shown real grit.”
Bridges recently got into an argument on Twitter and threatened Mathie that she would “smash her pretty face in.”
Mathie responded by saying: “Would only be fair play after I’ve already exploded your right t**.”
Despite the banter, Bridges acknowledges Mathie’s prowess. Bridges told Daily Mail Australia that she had no ill will against Mathie.
She said: “I’m friends with Avril and I respect her a lot. She’s another girl who has left Australia to chase her dreams – she’s really tough and has dedicated herself to boxing.”
Bridges has gained notoriety for her sultry weigh-in outfits, while Mathie often appears in a tiny bikini.
Bridges predicts that the weigh-in will be a spectacle, stating: “The weigh-in will break the internet. It will also get a lot of viewers outside of boxing because people will be interested to see if these two ‘OF models’ can box.”
Mathie took home the Miss Swimsuit USA International beauty title in 2014. She also has a record of eight wins, one tie, and one defeat.
With Bridges holding a 9-1 professional record and four knockout victories, she anticipates a tough match against Mathie.
She stated: “I know she will put up a big fight. She is super tough like all us Aussies – but I don’t think she has the power or strength to keep me off her for very long.”