'I Can Fight And Look Hot': Aussie Boxer Ebanie Bridges Hits Out At Critics In X-Rated Rant
Ebanie Bridges has answered her harshest critics, defeating Maria Cecilia Roman to clinch the IBF women's bantamweight title.
And in her post-fight interview, the Aussie had a few things to say to those who have doubted her.
Appearing on the undercard for Josh Warrington's bout against Kiko Martinez, Bridges put in an incredible performance to etch her name into the history books and become world champion.
With Roman having held the belt since 2017, Bridges entered the bout as the bookies' underdog but came up trumps on the judges' scorecards.
Prior to getting the belt wrapped round her waist, Bridges' boxing ability was constantly scrutinised by critics who harshly claimed that she is only known for wearing lingerie during her weigh-ins.
Well, Bridges proved that theory wrong and decided to send a personal message to her haters during her post-fight interview.
She said: "I would like to say, 'Can I f**king fight or not?"
"F**k you guys who think I can't fight.
"I can f**king fight. I can box, I can fight, and I can look hot on the scales so hopefully I've proved a lot of doubters wrong.
"I feel proud of myself, and I feel extremely happy because it means everything I have sacrificed and all the work I've done has been worth it.
"This belt represents everything: all the heartbreaks, the sacrifice and all the training so I'm happy.
"Maria was a tough champion and she brought it so that meant I could do the stuff I love to do.
"I'm about entertaining and for me that was so fun. It was tough, she was the champion and she brought it and that was awesome.
"It was a great fight, I enjoyed it and I'm just grateful and blessed that I was able to become world champion in this beautiful city of Leeds."
It's Bridges who will now get to have the last laugh over her critics as she enters an elite group of Australians to win a world title.
Her promoter Eddie Hearn leapt to the defence of his fighter, insisting that he has been thoroughly impressed with her hard work behind the scenes.
"There were a lot of people who felt when Ebanie came into the sport that it was a gimmick and about driving followers but there was method to the madness," Hearn said.
"What they don't see is the dedication and she has really applied herself.
"She didn't get an easy title shot, she didn't get a vacant title shot, she fought the longest-reigning champion in the division."
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