- Ebanie Bridges will fight fellow Aussie Avril Mathie
- Mathie is an OnlyFans star and Miss Swimsuit winner
- Bridges is calling pending bout ‘the sexiest fight ever’
Boxing world champion Ebanie Bridges has confirmed she will be returning to the ring to defend her title against fellow Australian Avril Mathie in a bout she is already calling ‘the sexiest fight ever’.
Bridges, 37, has recovered from a hand injury picked up during her mandatory defence of her IBF belt against Shannon O’Connell, and is salivating at the prospect of a return to the ring against Mathie.
The all-Aussie showdown will take place on December 9 at the Chase Center in San Francisco as part of the Devin Haney-Regis Prograis undercard.
‘I’m friends with Avril and I respect her a lot,’ Bridges told Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday.
‘She’s another girl who has left Australia to chase her dreams – she’s really tough and has dedicated herself to boxing.
Ebanie Bridges will defend her IBF bantamweight title against Aussie Avril Mathie in December
Mathie, who won her the Miss Swimsuit USA International beauty crown in 2014, is now an accomplished pro boxer with an 8-1-1 record
‘I’m excited for this fight because I know our styles will go well together. We both also have big followings – so I’m naming this the ‘Battle of the Babes’.
‘It will be the sexiest fight ever.’
The ‘Blonde Bomber’ has become known for her racy weigh-in outfits, while Mathie usually steps on the scales wearing a small bikini.
And Bridges believes when the pair step on the scales before their title bout that the internet will go into meltdown.
‘The weigh-in will break the internet,’ said Bridges.
‘It will also get a lot of viewers outside of boxing because people will be interested to see if these two ‘OnlyFans models’ can box.’
The pair were supposed to fight this year, but Bridges broke her hand in her world title fight against O’Connell.
Mathie, who won the Miss Swimsuit USA International beauty crown in 2014, has chalked up eight victories, one draw and one loss in her professional boxing career.
Bridges says that the pair will attract a lot of attention for the weigh-in before the title bout
Bridges says she is expecting a tough contest from her fellow Australian come December
The all-Aussie showdown will take place on December 9 at the Chase Center in San Francisco (Avril Mathie, is pictured right)
Bridges, who has a 9-1 professional record with four knockout victories, is expecting a tough bout against Mathie.
‘I know she will put up a big fight,’ says Bridges.
‘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.
‘She is technically sound and has a big advantage with her height – and she has a great jab too – but I believe I’ll be able to take her range away with my style and strength.’
Bridges, who is known for her knockout power, is predicting a stoppage victory when the two meet in December.
‘I’d say a mid-rounds KO is very likely, but I’m training for the whole ten rounds and preparing for the best Avril,’ she said.