Boxing Outcomes: Shannon Courtenay defeats Ebanie Bridges ⋆ Boxing Information 24


By Charles Brun: In a grueling battle from begin to end, Shannon Courtenay (7-1, 3 KO) wore down Ebanie Bridges (5-1, 2 KOs) to win a ten spherical unanimous resolution t seize the WBA World Feminine bantamweight title on Saturday night time on the Copper Field Area in London.

Two of the judges’ scores have been embarrassingly unhealthy in giving Courtenay the win by a 98-92, 98-92 rating, whereas the third had it 97-94. With scores like that, Bridges by no means stood an opportunity with these two judges. Simply primarily based on these godawful scores, there needs to be a rematch.

Boxing Information 24 had Courtenay simply nicking it with a 97-94 rating. She was taking numerous punches, even was getting the higher of an exhausted Bridges within the ninth and tenth.

Via the primary seven rounds, the struggle fairly even, however Bridges wore down and had nothing left after the seventh. However, Bridges was nonetheless touchdown some lovely uppercuts, one in all which snapped Courenay’s head again on the finish of the ninth.

Bridges adopted that with a left hook that caught Courtenay simply as she was throwing a shot of her on the finish of the spherical. The punch appeared to harm Courtenay, however she was lucky the spherical had ended.

The 34-year-old Australian Bridge’ left was badly swollen in the direction of the tip of the struggle, and it gave the impression to be closed.

“I’ve genuinely turned my life round,” Courtenay mentioned after the struggle.”I boxed nicer, I’ve cuter photographs, I landed the jab each time. She simply tried to knock me out. My jab received me the struggle. Her eye exhibits that. I would like Rachel Ball subsequent!”

The tougher puncher of the 2 was Bridges, and he or she had higher total abilities. What she didn’t have was the identical conditioning that the youthful 27-year-old Courtenay had and that was the telling issue within the contest.

Regardless of being seven years older than Courtenay, Bridges seemed just like the youthful individual of the 2. The one factor that indicated that Bridges was older was the way in which she gassed out after the seventh spherical. Aside from that, she was extra the stronger of the 2.

“She was unfortunate to lose the Rachel Ball struggle. I’m pleased with her. Respect to Bridges too,” mentioned Eddie Hearn about Courtenay. “An awesome advert for girls’s boxing. It was good.

“Shannon deserved to win. She scored extra factors and harm Bridges.”

You’ll be able to argue {that a} rematch between Courtenay and Bridges can be enjoyable to look at as effectively, as this was an actual action-packed struggle from begin to end. Who wouldn’t wish to see a second struggle between them? Each fighters have been harm, not simply Bridges.

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