Ebanie Bridges, the IBF bantamweight champion, is gearing up for her second title defense in a showdown against Australian compatriot Avril Mathie. This highly anticipated fight is scheduled for December 9th, taking place at the Chase Center in San Francisco, as part of the Devin Haney-Regis Prograis undercard.
Bridges Returns After Hand Surgery
This event marks Bridges’ first fight after undergoing hand surgery last year and her first appearance in the United States since 2020 when she clinched a victory over Crystal Hoy in Hammond, Indiana.
Ebanie Bridges boasts an impressive record of 9 wins and 1 loss, with 4 victories by knockout. Her most recent battle was in December 2022, where she successfully defended her title with an eighth-round stoppage of Shannon O’Connell. Her title journey began earlier that year with a unanimous decision win over Maria Cecilia Roman.
Avril Mathie’s Pursuit of Glory
Avril Mathie, with a record of 8 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw, is determined to secure her first world title. She’s coming off a victory in August against Johana Zuniga, and her only setback came in February when she faced a unanimous decision defeat against Ramla Ali at Madison Square Garden’s Theatre. Mathie has demonstrated resilience and growth in her boxing journey, and this fight offers her the chance to make history.
Aussies Abroad: A Global Showdown
Both fighters may hail from Australia, but they’ve embraced international homes. Avril Mathie resides in Florida, while Ebanie Bridges calls England her base. Their growing popularity is evident from their significant social media followings, with Mathie boasting over 309,000 Instagram followers, and Bridges commanding an impressive 782,000-strong following.
The clash between these two prominent bantamweights promises to be a showdown worth watching, and fans are eagerly awaiting their electrifying encounter in San Francisco.