Unbeaten Ebanie Bridges will participate in a make or break struggle on Saturday evening at Wembley Area, when she faces Shannon Courtenay for the WBA bantamweight title.
Bridges has greater than her fair proportion of critics, who believes she’s nothing greater than seems.
She’s not afraid to flaunt her seems and exhibit her determine, on social media and at weigh-ins.
Due to that, there’s extra footage and photographs discovered on-line of Bridges in bikinis than there are of her precise fights.
Beating Courtenay and capturing the WBA title will cement her standing as a reliable fighter.
“I’m stereotyped for my seems – ‘fairly women cannot field and fairly women aren’t good’,” Bridges stated to Sky Sports activities.
“It is received nothing to do with my report as a result of there’s loads of women with extra fights than me. The distinction? It is the way in which I look. Let’s be actual. If I wore what everybody else wore, individuals would not have an interest. I would just be one other struggle. No matter.
“I am making an attempt to carry extra eyes to the game. You possibly can criticize me as a lot as you want. But when I regarded plain then you definitely would not even know this struggle was taking place. Folks will tune in to see if this woman carrying lingerie can really struggle, or is she only a mannequin? The factor is; me and Shannon can actually struggle.
“If individuals had my physique and my confidence then they’d do it, however individuals are too frightened of being judged. As a bodybuilder I stood on stage in a bikini flexing my physique. I find it irresistible. I do not care what individuals assume. Doing weigh-ins is displaying off my arduous work. It is one thing I take pleasure in. I make it a factor the place my followers can work together with me. That is an leisure enterprise. That is one thing totally different that others aren’t doing. Why do I should be the identical as everybody else? Everybody wears underwear at weigh-ins. Would you like me to put on a paper bag?”