AIR DATE: Apr 14 2021 11:07UTC
EPISODE: Episode 9
Ebanie Bridges | Neil the Deal | Talkin Fight
Ebony Bridges is an Australian professional boxer who has held the ANBF Australasian female super-bantamweight title since 2020. As an amateur, Bridges competed in the women’s bantamweight event at the 2016 and 2017 Australasian Golden Gloves, respectively, where she won gold.
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Hello there talking fight fans around the world, welcome once again for joining neil myself, neil the deal uh on his show and we’re going to talk about as we have been all week and we’ll continue with the rest of the week female fighters.
In this case, we’re going down under uh to examine a young lady by the name of ebony bridges, i believe she’s a schoolteacher by profession, but now a professional boxer without a doubt who proved herself in the ring uh last weekend – great fight, indeed, uh what’d, you Find out about her neil hey good evening, grand boy you’re, looking good today, dapper dan, i like that you’re looking awesome, keep it up: buddy yeah, how you doing uh talking fight fans, neil the deal fans, how you doing thanks for coming out and checking us out.
Yeah, we’re gon na continue with the uh female fighters of the week and, yes, we are going down under to talk about ebony bridges that would be ebony bridges, so uh she’s one of the uh one she’s, not a young fighter, but she’s she’s kind of new To the professional game and uh she’s, making a big splash, as we all know, hey graham she’s, making a huge splash in the last uh.
What weeks since that fight, she had yeah without doubt, because a lot of people weren’t taking her very seriously, and yet she really went toe-to-toe absolutely totally.
It was a heck of a fight.
It really was really proved both fighters worth and actually increased the value of female fighting in general.
It was a fantastic fight.
They both demonstrated a lot of courage in the ring.
It was just amazing to watch.
It really was yeah.
She uh she’s a really tough cookie that girl i’ll tell you uh guys if you get a chance, definitely watch that fight uh.
It was against shannon courtney, just in this past weekend, uh april april 10th, and i was on the undercard of the connor ben uh, samuel vargas fight, i believe, and man what a fight they put on those two.
It was really really entertaining and both of them are fought fantastically like they’re, both really tough, tough uh female fighters, and i was i was thoroughly impressed with uh with ebony bridges.
That’S for sure you know.
I hadn’t really seen a lot of her because she hasn’t had a lot of professional fights but uh.
She definitely caused this stir with her uh with her with her outfit at the weigh-ins.
I guess hey, graham, that caused a bit of a stir, but we talked a little bit about it on the on the panel on friday, night and uh.
You know, personally, i think sure, if if it brings, if if it brings more fans to the uh to the table with the female fighting all to it, you know what i mean.
What’S the difference between a bikini and a lingerie doesn’t make any difference really the other girl was basically wearing.
You know almost the same thing, so i don’t really see any big deal with it.
To be honest with you, i’m not trying to say that it’s it’s bad for fighting or good for fighting or whatever.
I’M just saying you know if she wants to go out and try to to you know, bring bring the uh the female fighting to the forefront and i’m sure there were quite a number of men watching that you know what i mean so uh.
So all to her, you know and she fought amazingly.
So you know.
Not only is she uh she’s a good-looking lady, but she can really throw the punches and she’s stuck in there with uh, with uh, with shannon courtney right to the end.
It was a full ten round fight.
You know what i mean so we’re gon na go over a little bit about her uh.
They call her the blonde bombshell right and, oh sorry, the blonde bomber blonde bomber uh and that’s a kind of a cool name, because she does have really blonde hair and etc.
You know so.
She was born september 22nd, 1986.
That makes her 34 years old and she was born in new south wales, australia.
So that’s why we really haven’t heard a lot about her, because again those australian fighters seem to they’re they’re kind of stuck in that in that region for their amateur careers.
In the first bit of their pro careers, but she’s now definitely come to the forefront and she’s proved herself, so moving forward, i’m sure she’s going to get a lot more uh recognition and she’ll probably get some title.
Fights she’s been fighting uh in the bantamweight division.
As well as she fights in the super bantamweight division – and i found out that she – you know during that fight – she was, she was really tough, but when she was young, this will explain some of it when she was young.
She started into martial arts at five years old and she was into karate uh, apparently until she was about 13 12 13 years old, and then she got involved in kickboxing and muay thai in high school, so she’s already involved in in martial arts before she even Got into the boxing ring so that that probably shows why she’s so tough um.
She became a competitive bodybuilder as well for about seven years and she won numbers of regional and state titles down in australia, so she’s uh she’s in fantastic shape.
She’S super strong and she’s got a lot of punching power for a girl, her size, and i was really really impressed with her.
To be honest, i was really really impressed with her, so she had an amateur career.
She had 30 bouts, as an amateur of which she won 26 of those fights she had four losses but uh.
That’S that’s! 26 out of 30.
that’ll tell you that she’s uh she’s she’s done really really well in her amateur career and in 2016 and 2017.
She won the australian national golden glove titles and the state championships in the bantamweight uh female bantamweight division, so she’s no slouch by any means.
You know what i mean like as an amateur she’s: she’s won state titles and uh and golden gloves so she’s definitely doing really well so moving on to her pro career, she doesn’t have a lot of pro fights.
She only has six pro fights under belt, so she’s kind of new to the pro to the pros.
Uh she’s got five wins and, and one loss so – and she has two kos right – the girls that she was fighting in the first three or four fights were not really stiff competition, for i was kind of surprised to see that they gave her a title shot.
So early in her career, because the girls that she were, she was fighting against really weren’t uh.
One, i believe, was one win and 11 losses.
The other one was three and 14 or something, but she ended up.
She ended up doing well in all those fights and she’s getting better and better as we go every fight every fight, she seems to be getting better and better, so she turned pro in 2019, and this is another thing: that’ll tell you how tough she is, graham In her first bout, she won the boat, but at the end of the fight they realized she had a broken ankle, so she fought the whole fight on a broken ankle.
You know so she’s tougher than nails.
This uh ebony bridge is like unbelievable, unbelievable to fight a boxing match on a broken ankle kind of reminds us of the bobby bond hockey.
Uh hockey deal you know.
Broken ankle played the whole game, unbelievable uh, so she did that she won that first fight.
Then she won the next three say: she’s only had the six and then most recently in uh march 2021.
She won the anbf australian super bantamweight title, which is the australian national boxing federation title uh in her own country, so that that was like literally in march and then just last week she uh april 10 2021.
She uh she fought.
Shannon courtney for the vacant, wba bantamweight title, which we were both saying, was a fantastic fight.
They both they were both giving it back and forth, and back and forth it was it was it was.
The whole fight was was both of them.
So and ended up with a big goose egg on her eye and she couldn’t see out of it in the end and she still continued to fight so that’ll tell you how much heart she has and how much drive she has and and going forward.
That’S going to help her out just getting into a title fight like that at such a early stage in her career.
I think that’s really going to help her out going forward and she’ll probably be able to use that as a stepping stone to get better and better, because she’s she’s obviously definitely getting better and better so that she did lose.
That fight to shannon courtney, by unanimous decision – and that was the first loss of her career, but she uh she.
She seemed to really hold her own.
You know what i mean.
Graham, she really did hold her own and apparently eddie hearn from match room boxing promotions was in the crowd and he’s shown quite a bit of interest in uh in uh, promoting her going forward.
So, if that’s the case – and he decides to start promoting her, then she’s only going to get better and better fights through him and uh, like i say, we’re all going to be looking out for ebony and uh.
I hope the best for her put it.
That way, you know, because she really uh she really.
She really had a great fight there and uh.
I think she deserves to continue.
She says she wants to fight a couple more times this year.
So, let’s just hope that uh they don’t have any any opponents for her as of yet because she, just literally what was that graham three four days ago, she had that fight.
So uh they haven’t, really talked about any of her newer opponents, but i’m sure that they’re gon na match her up with somebody uh.
You know and help her help her get along to get to another title shot she’s sooner or later, she’s going to get a chance.
You know what i mean.
Graham there’s, there’s no doubt about it.
She should get a chance to fight for another world title and that could be you know another year or something like that, but uh with eddie hearn.
You never know you never know with those guys.
So all i got ta say is best of luck to ya.
Uh ebony bridges, fantastic fight, you had there uh on the weekend against courtney, continue uh, continue, moving up and we’ll be looking out for there’s no doubt about it.
She’S definitely like a rising star in the female uh boxing uh community and we’re all hoping the best for you know going forward.
You know what i mean graham we’re all hoping the best for her right yep.
Absolutely i really uh, i think, she’ll get another shot.
I really do uh, especially if she has match room in her back pocket uh but other than that uh.
If she loses to another uh top-ranked fighter – and i don’t mean that’s in bob aaron’s company but right she loses yeah.
I don’t know how much she’ll have left, but at the moment she’s certainly deserving of shot yeah.
You know, i think they would probably be better off to put her up against some uh.
A little lighter competition just give her some more fights.
Get him under her belt, get a little more experience with the with the pro game and uh and her skills a little more.
You know what i mean and i think she’ll be fine.
She definitely has the heart and she definitely has the courage and she’s, not a quitter, so uh.
I think i think she’s got a very bright future in the female boxing and i’ll be looking forward to seeing seeing any of the fights that she’s in moving forward.
I’Ll definitely be looking out for, and i hope you guys out there keep your eyes open for uh, ebony bridges.
I think she’s gon na be somebody that uh could win a world title very soon, so uh.
Let’S hope she gets the shot thanks a lot guys for coming out tonight, really appreciate it.
Uh the likes the shares the comments, all that uh the subscriptions.
Thank you very much for everything, thanks for having me out, graham and uh.
I guess we’ll see you tomorrow night at seven o’clock and eastern standard time.
That’S awesome thanks! Very much neil appreciate it to all the fans out there.
Listening uh not only continue watching please, but yeah stay tuned.
This girl, ebony bridges she caught me by surprise.
I thought she was nothing but fluff, but boy.
She really proved herself and neil backed it up.
Oh yeah man, she’s uh she’s, going to be somebody to look, look look for going forward.
There’S definite she’s, definitely going to be in the mix at some point in the bantamweight division.
Absolutely all right guys, thanks again take care.
Have yourselves a safe night, we’ll see you tomorrow have a good evening thanks neil