Ebanie Bridges believes boxers who don’t use seems, character, or different private qualities to learn their struggle profession are ‘f****** dumb.’
The IBF bantamweight champion first caught the eye of boxing followers when she began sporting lingerie to weigh-ins.
Since then, Bridges has gained a passionate fanbase and monetised her recognition by becoming a member of OnlyFans and charging individuals $29.99 [£25] to entry unique behind-the-scenes content material.
The 36-year-old’s strategy to advertising herself just isn’t typical in boxing, however she believes it needs to be and says anybody within the sport who fails to make use of their finest qualities to advertise themselves is silly.
Bridges mentioned on The George Groves Boxing Club: “When you had it, you’d use it. When you didn’t, then you definately’re f****** dumb as a result of this can be a enterprise.
“In case you have seems or you have got a persona or you have got one thing in your pocket that’s going to assist and also you don’t use it due to worrying about what persons are going to suppose you might be simply reducing your self brief.
“That’s like a enterprise saying, ‘I’ve received this actually good [thing] however I don’t wanna use it as a result of I need to be equal to everybody else. I don’t wanna get a step forward as a result of it’s not honest.’”
Bridges’ perspective to self-promotion is already rubbing off on these round her as influencer boxer Elle Brooke – who she has helped put together for 2 fights – weighed in for her final bout whereas sporting a tiny bikini.
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The qualified maths teacher improved her boxing record to 10-1 by stopping Shannon O’Connell when they fought in a grudge match last December.
Post-fight, Bridges posted a picture to social media that showed her badly damaged hand ahead of surgery which would sideline her for at least a few months.
Once healed up, she’s hoping to get a rematch against Britain’s Shannon Courtenay who beat her by a unanimous decision when they fought in April 2021.
Bridges told talkSPORT in December: “It’s not even about avenging the loss but fighting for the titles and for the fans.
“I do know I beat her once we struggle once more, however it’s not even about that as I assumed I beat her the primary time. It’s simply girls’s boxing wants these sorts of fights.
“We’re nonetheless so uncooked, girls’s boxing continues to be so uncooked in society despite the fact that it’s been round for some time, persons are solely now starting to simply accept it, and it’s these sorts of fights and rivalries that have to occur to assist the game develop.
“Being a world champion, I would really like her to go and get a belt.
“She’s on her personal journey now, having misplaced hers, however she must construct herself again up and do what she must do.
“God prepared, even when she’s a rival I do need her to win a belt so then we are able to unify.
“That might be a fantastic story to unify the belts. If not, my plans are to grow to be undisputed and if she suits into there someplace, then it’s undoubtedly one thing that may occur.”
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