- Ebanie Bridges’ fight is understood to be off
- She is searching for a new opponent
- Bridges was set to face Avril Mathie
Ebanie Bridges reportedly has 10 days to find a new opponent after her ‘Battle of the Boobs’ was cancelled.
The Blonde Bomber, 37, is due to face Avril Mathie on December 9, with the bout given the eye-catching nickname due to both women’s propensity for stripping down to their underwear for the pre-fight weigh ins.
The pair are scheduled to fight on the undercard of Regis Prograis vs Devin Haney in San Francisco, America, but Mail Sport understands that the fight is off after Mathie, 36, pulled out through injury.
Matchroom are expected to announce a new opponent shortly.
Bridges is reportedly ‘believed to be gutted that her swimwear model friend can’t compete’.
Ebanie Bridges’ fight against Avril Mathie has been called off, it is understood
Bridges was set to face Mathie (above) in ‘The Battle of the Boobs’ next weekend
She had previously expressed excitement at the prospect of fighting Mathie and the huge interest it would generate.
‘The weigh-in will break the internet,’ she said before her opponent pulled out.
‘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.’
Bridges has not fought this year after injuring her hand in her last fight, but has been busy with work outside of the ring. She teamed up with Conor McGregor earlier this year to promote his Forged Irish Stout, and claimed the UFC superstar has used her for clout.
‘He uses me for clout really,’ she said. ‘He’s sponsoring me to get his brand out. That’s what sponsors do.
‘We met at the AJ fight and I wore his brand there, because he’s using me to get his brand out. Otherwise he’d be wearing a stout shirt.
‘But we work together because he knows – me and him – will get people talking about his brand.
However, Mathie is understood to have pulled out of the fight with an injury
Bridges now has 10 days to find a new opponent for her date in San Francisco
‘It’s not that I need him, but we both help each other out, we are both an asset to each other’s brands, we both help build each other, it’s not one-sided.
‘They reached out to me, it wasn’t me chasing them.’
Bridges has garnered a huge following on social media since leaving Australia for the United Kingdom and has made a name for herself with her OnlyFans account and eye-catching weigh in outfits.
She said: ‘Obviously being attached to one of the biggest sports people in the world, one of the most recognisable names in the world, being attached to that is obviously going to grow my exposure, it’s going get me more fans, it’s going to get me more subscriptions to my OnlyFans.
‘More followers on my Instagram and in the end more money. And in turn, we will both grow from it. It’s a positive in many ways. But I get more hate as well.’