Miss Swimsuit-turned-boxer Avril Mathie has Ebanie Bridges fight hopes dented
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Avril Mathie had her hopes of an Australian super-fight against Ebanie Bridges dented after suffering the first loss of her career.
Former Miss Swimsuit winner-turned-boxer Mathie, who wowed in a bright yellow bikini at her weigh-in on Friday (February 3), was comprehensively beat by British-Somali star Ramla Ali on the Amanda Serrano vs Erika Cruz undercard at Madison Square Garden last night.
All three judges scored the fight 99-91 to Ali, which wiped out Mathie's unbeaten record. She'd won seven and drawn one of her previous eight bouts and was eyeing up IBF bantamweight champion Bridges.
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Speaking about the prospect of a potential fight against her fellow countrywoman and OnlyFans content creator, the 35-year-old told talkSPORT earlier this week: “I think [Ebanie] is very intelligent and I take my hat off to her.
"That will be a killer fight, I’m really excited for it. She brings it and likes to come forward and never really takes a step backward.
"But I can also bang and come forward. So, I think there will be fireworks and it will be an exciting fight.
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"I’m significantly taller than her, so for me it’s going to be about keeping her away from me, which will be a challenge because we’ve seen how she likes to get in.
"But, it’s one that I’m ready for, so as soon as her hand's better, we can get it on."
However, Mathie will now likely need to get back to winning ways before she can be considered as a contender for the Blonde Bomber, 36, who has also tasted defeat once before.
Mathie has been boxing for 10 years after originally taking up Muay Thai. She's juggled her in-ring activities with a modelling career which saw her crowned Miss Swimsuit winner in 2014.
Like Bridges, she's cashing in on her good looks on OnlyFans. And Eddie Hearn didn't know where to look when she stripped down to her bikini to tip the scales before losing to Ali.
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