Ebanie Bridges: Boxing Champion & Business Woman

Ebanie Bridges

Australian pro boxing champion Ebanie Bridges is one of the most popular athletes in women’s boxing. Her beauty and talent have made her the center of attention and given her various opportunities.

Name: Ebanie Bridges
Date of Birth:September 22nd, 1986
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Nickname: The Blonde Bomber, The Blonde Bombshell
Gym: Coldwell Boxing
Fighting Stance: Orthodox
Weight Class: Bantamweight
Pro Record: 9-2(4 KOs)
Amateur Record: 26-4
Championships: IBF Women’s Bantamweight Champion, ANBF Women’s Super-Bantamweight Champion, 2x National Australian Golden Gloves Champion

Here’s what you need to know about pro boxing champion Ebanie Bridges. Read below to learn everything from her boxing career and her different business ventures outside of the sport.

Ebanie Bridges Early Life 

Ebanie Bridges grew up in the Toongabbie suburb of Sydney, Australia, and is the youngest of three siblings. She is the twin sister of her older brother, who is younger by six minutes and the only girl of the kids.

Bridges started her journey in combat sports at five when her parents put her in karate. For the next 7 to 8 years, Ebanie practiced the martial art and earned her black belt in her early teens.

At thirteen, Ebanie stopped practicing karate and started practicing kickboxing and Muay Thai at her secondary school. Bridges would then get into bodybuilding where she was trained by Arina Manta and won numerous regional and state titles.

Ebanie Bridges Finds Boxing

Ebanie Bridges Boxer

Despite participating and competing in various different sports, Ebanie always had a passion for boxing. As a kid, Bridges loved watching boxing and admired Oscar De La Hoya, Roy Jones Jr, Anthony Mundine, and Kostya Tszyu.

In her early 20s, Ebanie would begin learning her passion and start her journey as a boxer.

Ebanie’s Amateur Boxing Career 

When Bridges was 29, she began her career as an amateur boxer. From 2016 to 2018, Ebanie competed as an amateur and amassed a record of 26-4.

During these two years, Bridges was a 2x Australian Golden Gloves and Australian State Champion, while competing in the women’s bantamweight division.

Ebanie’s Boxing Training

Don’t be deceived by her good looks as Ebanie is talented and puts in work at the boxing gym. She takes her training seriously and trains almost everyday for hours per session.

During her training sessions, Bridges will complete numerous rounds of boxing and mitt work for her fight preparation. She is currently training in Leeds, UK at Coldwell Boxing under former pro boxer turned trainer Dave Coldwell.

Her decision to move to Leeds also stems from her being a staunch supporter of the Leeds United Football club.

Bridges’ Pro Boxing Career 

Ebanie Bridges with belt

Ebanie Bridges has been a professional boxer for the last six years and has fought in high-profile events. Here is a breakdown of her fighting career thus far.

Bridges’ Early Boxing Career

Ebanie made her professional boxing debut on February 8th, 2019 against opponent Mahiecka Pareno. She won her debut by decision and followed her first win up by fighting two more times in 2019. 

Her last two fights of the year were wins by TKO in the third and second rounds. Those two TKO wins were followed by two decision wins to boost Ebanie’s record to 5-0. 

Bridges’ fifth win over Carol Earl won her the vacant ANBF Australian Female Super-Bantamweight title. The very first pro boxing title of her career.

By this time, Bridges was becoming a rising boxing star within her native Australia.

Ebanie’s First World Title Shot

After winning her first pro title, Ebanie Bridges would receive the then-biggest shot of her short pro career. She traveled to London, England to fight Shannon Courtenay for the vacant WBA Female Bantamweight Championship.

This was the highest-profile fight of her career that led Bridges to become an internationally known star. In this huge title bout, this was the first time that a huge international audience saw Bridges.

Her beauty earned her a lot of press and attention from this point on throughout her career. In the fight, Ebanie would fight hard, but drop a decision loss to Courtenay.

Despite this loss, Bridges’ star would continue to rise within the world of boxing.

Ebanie’s Bounce Back & World Title Win

After suffering her first professional loss, Ebanie quickly bounced back from the loss. In her return bout, she beat Bec Connolly by third-round TKO in Brentwood, England on August 7th, 2021.

Bridges would earn another decision win in her next bout against Mailys Gangloff in Leeds, England.

Now at 7-1, Ebanie Bridges would once again find herself in a spot to win another world title. This time, she faced Maria Cecillia Roman for the IBF Female Bantamweight Championship.

Roman would be Ebanie’s toughest fight to date as she was defending the title for the seventh time. The two bantamweights sat in the pocket and traded hard blows for the duration of the title bout.

At the end of the fight, all the judges scored the bout for Bridges to win her first world title. The boxing star had finally become a world champion.

The Continued Rise of Ebanie Bridges

Ebanie Bridges tattoos

As the new IBF Female Bantamweight Champion, Bridges’ fame only continued to rise. Her next bout would be a title defense against opponent Shannon O’Connell in Leeds, England.

Ebanie’s first title defense would be a success as she defeated O’Connell by TKO. A year later, Bridges was scheduled to face fellow Australian boxer Avril Mathie at the Chase Center in San Francisco.

Unfortunately, Mathie had to withdraw due to injury and was replaced by former world champion Miyo Yoshida. The vast difference in styles and low prep time turned out to be a problem for Bridges.

The former Japanese champion was a step ahead of the Australian champion. Upsetting Ebanie and taking the IBF title from her. Since that loss in December of 2023, Bridges has yet to make her return to the ring.

Ebanie Bridges: The Teacher & Scholar 

On top of being an accomplished martial artist, boxer, and bodybuilding competitor. Bridges is also highly educated. While she was competing as an amateur boxer, Ebanie earned a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physical education from Western Sydney University.

Bridges then followed up these degrees by earning her master’s degree in teaching. When attaining these degrees, Ebanie was ranked at the top of her class.

Ebanie also found the time to learn Spanish and Portuguese, while attaining these degrees in college.

Ebanie Bridges: The Boxing Trainer & OnlyFans Model

Ebanie Bridges has been working part-time as a model since her bodybuilding days. Since gaining popularity as a pro boxer, Bridges created her only page on OnlyFans.

The Blonde Bomber by far makes more money on the website than her boxing career and other ventures. Through her OnlyFans page, Bridges befriended model and adult film star Elle Brooke.

With her friendship with Brooke, Bridges is now working as her boxing trainer. She has helped the adult film star train for many of her boxing and bare knuckle boxing matches.

Conor McGregor & Ebanie Bridges Work With Proper 12 

In the last year, Ebanie Bridges has made numerous headlines due to her friendship with Conor McGregor. The two were first seen sitting together at Anthony Joshua’s fight against Robert Helenous.

Bridges said that Conor’s team contacted her and asked if she would like to sit with him at the fight. The two became instant friends, which led to a business partnership.

Ebanie is now an official ambassador for McGregor’s Proper 12 Whiskey and his Forged Irish Stout beer.

On top of being an ambassador for McGregor’s products, Bridges is also an ambassador for Oleksandr Usyk’s Ready to Fight app.

What’s Next For Ebanie Bridges?

Ebanie Bridges has done everything to expand her brand from becoming a world champion to becoming a famous internet model. Through her work and connections, she has become one of the most known figures in female boxing.

Despite accomplishing all of these things, Bridges is looking to add more to her resume. Expect to see more of Ebanie Bridges in the future, whether it’s her fighting career or many business ventures.

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