“The Child Face Murderer” Shannon Courtenay will face “The Blonde Bomber” Ebanie Bridges for the vacant WBA bantamweight world title on the Copper Field Enviornment on Saturday night time. (picture by Martys Pictures)
Courtenay (6-1, 3 KOs), who stopped Dorota Norek in seven rounds on the Billy Joe Saunders vs. Martin Murray undercard final day trip in December, was initially slated to rematch Rachel Ball for the WBA crown, however Ball continues to be recovering from the consequences of COVID-19.
Australia’s Bridges (5-0, 2 KOs) celebrated her return to the ring after greater than a yr out with a convincing level win over Carol Earl in Sydney. ‘The Blonde Bomber’ gained the judges’ favor and secured a unanimous resolution victory in Bankstown to increase her unbeaten run to 5 fights, together with two knockouts.
Ready within the wings is arguably Australia’s finest feminine boxer, “Shotgun” Shannon O’Connell – who’s on a close to 5 yr undefeated streak and the present #1 rated bantamweight boxer underneath the WBA.
O’Connell (21-6, 10 KOs) is recent off profitable her WBA Gold title in opposition to undefeated Cherneka Johnson (13-1) on March third, on enemy territory in Bendigo Stadium, Victoria – and he or she is making no bones about wanting the winner as she opens up in regards to the WBA world title struggle this weekend.
“Neither woman deserves such a giant struggle at this level of their careers. They haven’t executed the years of onerous work like myself and loads of others have, however good on them for taking the chance. No less than it’s not a transparent one sided struggle,” O’Connell mentioned.
“I believe Shannon Courtney will win, she appears to be taking issues a bit extra severely. Ebanie is making a joke out of the entire thing and I believe that’ll present within the struggle.
“I don’t see both of those ladies as a step up for me so I’m very happy to struggle whoever wins. An all-Aussie showdown could be good and it’ll give me the chance to squash one other undefeated report if Ebanie does win although”