Ebanie Bridges may have secured the seventh win in her eighth pro fight, edging out Mailys Gangloff on Saturday night – but she did not come out unscathed.
The Blonde Bomber started the fight on the front foot but was not as brisk as the event reached its conclusion and appeared to be limited by damage to her right hand.
The 34-year-old, who has now won twice since losing to Shannon Courtenay in April, has since provided an update on her condition and went to hospital on Sunday morning.
A common injury among professional boxers, her hand appeared to be severely swollen, but the blonde Bomber has since confirmed that she has not suffered any fractures.
She said saturday night: “Thanks to everyone who logged in and all the fans who came to Leeds! Love you all, hope you enjoyed the fight!
“Fight Dr said he’s pretty sure it’s broken but will get some scans to confirm it, but I pray it’s really swollen. It’s time to take a well-deserved rest.”
And added on Instagram the next morning: “Let’s see what the doc says.”
As she was tagged in a hospital and shared a photo of her slightly less swollen knuckles.
The 34-year-old, from New South Wales, Australia, picked up another victory after the fight went the distance and the decision went to the referee.
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However, despite initial fears, Bridges confirmed there were no fractures or ruptures on Sunday afternoon.
The Blonde Bomber tweeted: “Good news – no breaks or fractures, just really bad swelling (obviously) and bone bruising. Doctors said 4-6 weeks without punches.
“Thank you for the good wishes and the positive vibes! I look forward to a well-deserved downtime and hope to be able to return home to Australia soon. “
Steve Gray scored the fight 77-76 for the favorite, but fans had sympathy for Gangloff, who has been brighter in the playoffs after winning three of his last four outings.
Prior to the meeting, Ebania wore her signature lingerie during the weigh-in, with promoter Eddie Hearn admitting he had decided to look away with cameras monitoring his every move.
Speaking to Official Behind The Gloves, he said: “Everywhere the eyes look, there are cameras everywhere, you know what I mean?
“So the best way to go about it is to look the other way. Ebania knows what she’s doing. She’s a great fighter. Obviously, a lot of people want to see her weigh down too.
“It’s what it is, but for me it’s not about keeping my cool, it’s about making sure the camera doesn’t catch me at a particular moment when I might be watching. somewhere that seems to be looking elsewhere.
“I’m respectful of that and I think I’ll just find a place at the back of the wall somewhere.”