With Ebanie Bridges claiming she’s obtained DM’s on social media from British followers begging her to knock out Shannon Courtenay when the 2 meet on April 10, Courtenay is just about brushing all of it off, which is what you’d anticipate.
“That is the combat sport. It’s not a vogue present or a catwalk. I’m too lengthy within the tooth to let thoughts video games get to me,” Courtenay mentioned. “She will be able to try to push my buttons all she likes. She received’t be fazing me within the slightest. I’m in an excellent thoughts area. I’m content material, completely satisfied and excited. I received’t be denied on April 10. I’ll do my speaking with my fists.”
Courtenay (6-1, 3 KO) and Bridges (5-0, 2 KO) are preventing for the vacant WBA bantamweight title, with Bridges stepping in to switch Rachel Ball, who beat Courtenay final August on a Matchroom Battle Camp present. Courtenay actually wished that rematch and is wishing Ball a speedy restoration, however she took the Bridges supply instantly.
“She’s a very good fighter. She’s come ahead and aggressive. Stylistically it’s going to be an excellent combat,” she mentioned.
“I’m going to win. I’m not going to say how I’m going to do it. I’m assured in myself and I’m assured in my means. It’s evident that I can dig exhausting. She appears to be like like she will dig exhausting as effectively.
“She likes to face and commerce and I like to face and commerce. I simply need to combat. I simply need to punch her within the face. If she desires to burn her vitality and time on social media, then let her do this. If she desires to place polls out about underwear and put on a tiara on weigh-in day then crack on. Fill your boots. I don’t care. I’m there to combat.”