'I ripped her whole mouth open': Boxer Ebanie Bridges' 'fish hook' left woman bleeding after bar brawl
NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA: 35-year-old IBF bantamweight world champion Ebanie Bridges opened up about a vicious brawl at a pub where she left a woman bleeding heavily after hitting her ''with all her might''. Bridges said she used her finger like a ''fish hook'' to leave the woman with an apparently serious facial injury. Bridges did not reveal more details about the whole incident due to legal reasons. The Aussie boxing star now lives in the UK.
''I did have a pub fight where I was sitting with my friends. These big Islander girls. Group of five of them. I'm like, Can you move over a little bit? You keep knocking me when you're talking,'' she told IFL TV's 'Raw: The Fight Within' podcast. ''They were like, "Oh? We keep knocking you?" And started giving me s***''. ''I'm not a trouble starter, it takes a lot. My friend is getting wound up. They kept going on and my friend said she had my back so I took my watch off, ready,'' she added.
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''I've gone bang with all my might in this girl's face. I don't even know what happened, I was sitting down and it felt like they were hammer hitting, slapping my head,'' Bridges said during the podcast. ''I couldn't do anything because I had one arm covering my face and I'm sitting down. I felt her mouth, so I put my fingers in her mouth, and I ripped her whole mouth open with a big fish hook," she added.
''There was blood everywhere, it was nuts. I got up and I had teeth bite marks on me and everything and we ran outside of the club,'' Bridges revealed. ''It was crazy, I remember I went down to the restaurant with my hair all hanging out, blood all over my hands, and bite marks all over me.''
She added, ''I remember cleaning myself up and my friend was like 'where are you? What did you do to that girl?' Her boyfriend comes down and goes 'what did you do to her?' She was sitting there with blood p***ing out of her mouth because I must have ripped her inner gum open.''
''That was fun. I mean there's more, I push-kicked a girl, I elbowed a girl, but mind you, they all f***ing started with me'', she added. Bridges have made many headlines in the past since she moved to the UK. She is a former math teacher who won the IBF Bantamweight World Title in just her ninth professional fight. By 2024, she hopes to be the undisputed champion of her division.
Bridges' next opponent has been announced as 39-year-old Australian veteran 'Shotgun' Shannon O'Connell, with a September 26 deadline set for the fight. Bridges and O'Connell's rivalry is well known in boxing circles, and the two have traded insults on social media in recent months, ensuring a heated contest when the two Australians meet.