Shannon Courtenay says that she gained’t let Ebanie Bridges “thoughts video games” get to her as their conflict for the vacant WBA Bantamweight World Title on Saturday April 10 attracts nearer, with all the motion proven stay on Sky Sports activities within the UK and on DAZN within the U.S. and greater than 200 nations and territories.
‘The Child Face Murderer’ (6-1, 3 KOs) has refused to be drawn right into a social media spat with ‘The Blonde Bomber’, regardless of the 5-0 Australian’s finest makes an attempt, and has even gone so far as blocking her on Twitter forward of their enormous showdown on the Conor Benn vs. Samuel Vargas undercard.
Watford’s Courtenay suffered her one and solely defeat by the hands of Rachell Ball at Matchroom Battle Camp final summer time, a loss that the 27-year-old believes has made her a greater individual inside and outdoors of the ring as she prepares to win world honours in simply her eighth professional battle.
“There was no hesitation from me once they provided me the battle,” mentioned Courtenay. “It’s a battle that has been brewing for some time. It’s a battle that the followers wish to see. Stylistically it makes for a fantastic battle as effectively. The truth that it’s for a World Title too makes it a good greater battle.
“She’s an excellent fighter. She’s come ahead and aggressive. Stylistically it’s going to be an excellent battle. 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 potential. It’s evident that I can dig onerous. She seems to be like she will be able to dig onerous as effectively.
“She likes to face and commerce and I like to face and commerce. I simply wish to battle. I simply wish to punch her within the face. If she needs to burn her power and time on social media, then let her do this. If she needs 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 battle.
“I’ve learnt and tailored tons from my loss. It’s made me a greater individual inside and outdoors of the ring. Mentally I’m a hell of loads stronger now. I used to be gutted to listen to Rachel had pulled out however security comes first so I want her a speedy restoration. All that’s modified is the opponent, the result remains to be the identical
“That is the battle recreation. It’s not a trend present or a catwalk. I’m too lengthy within the tooth to let thoughts video games get to me. She will try and push my buttons all she likes. She gained’t be fazing me within the slightest. I’m in an excellent thoughts house. I’m content material, glad and excited. I gained’t be denied on April 10. I’ll do my speaking with my fists.”
Courtenay vs. Bridges is a part of a giant evening of motion on April 10, rising Welterweight star Conor Benn (17-0, 11 KOs) defends his WBA Continental Title in opposition to Samuel Vargas (31-6-2, 14 KOs) in the primary occasion, Hartlepool’s Savannah Marshall (9-0, 7 KOs) makes the primary defence of her WBO Middleweight World Title in opposition to European Champion Femke Hermans (11-3, 4 KOs), Glasgow Bantamweight Kash Farooq (14-1, 6 KOs) returns after his masterclass win over Angel Aviles, Takeley Tremendous-Middleweight John ‘The Gentleman’ Hedges (1-0) seems to be to construct on his professional debut win final October and Glasgow Heavyweight Nick Campbell makes his skilled debut.
Press launch courtesy of Matchroom Boxing.