Ebanie Bridges weighs in for Shannon Courtenay fight in sexy lingerie after being slammed for 'flaunting body'

EBANIE BRIDGES kept her promise by weighing in wearing 'sexy lingerie' for her fight with Shannon Courtenay.

The Aussie faces Courtenay for the vacant WBA bantamweight world title on Saturday, on the undercard of Conor Benn's headliner against Samuel Vargas.



But much of the feud between the two challengers has been centred around underwear.

Bridges, 34, enjoys weighing in wearing lingerie and believes 'embracing her femininity' will help bring more eyeballs to women's boxing.

But it was hit with criticism by Courtenay,27, who has become tired of the conversation surrounding their weigh in attire.

She said: "You're saying you want to get more viewers, I want more viewers for the correct reason.

"People like Katie Taylor didn't work her backside off to pave the way for women like me and you to be in this position, to talk about underwear.

"I've got a 14-year-old sister, my coaches have daughters, I've got a goddaughter, I want to be a good role model.

"I want to show hard work and dedication is what gets you here, not flaunting your body. That's my only problem with this."

Despite Courtenay's view, Bridges wore lingerie while scaling under the bantamweight limit at Friday's weigh in.

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And she received the backing of fellow fighter Mikaela Mayer on Twitter.

WBO world champion Mayer posted: "If I had t**s like @EbanieBridges I’d be steppin on that scale in some bomb ass lingerie too!

"I wear what makes ME feel sexy & confident and she has the right to do the same. “Be sexy, don’t be sexy, be sexy but not right now” s*** we can’t win!"


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