Ebanie Bridges has secured the sixth win of her professional career with a third round technical knockout of rugged Brit, Bec Connolly at Matchroom Boxing’s Fight Camp.
From the opening bell, Bridges advanced forward behind a strong jab. Though Connolly was able to land her right hand on occasion, the Australian had the better of the exchanges in the first two minutes.
As the second round advanced, so to did the willingness on the part of Bridges to throw heavy combinations. Of note, a devastating left hook repeatedly landed clean to follow up on her own straight right hands.
The barrage continued into the third and at the halfway point of the round, a heavy overhand right wobbled the game Connolly. An immediate and overwhelming flurry of hooks soon sent her to the canvas.
Brave until the end, Connolly soon returned to her feet but it was all academic. The first punch thrown by Bridges after being ordered to fight was enough for the referee to stop the bout.
Next move for Bridges
With the result, “The Blonde Bomber” advances to 6-1 (3 KOs) in her career and records her first win as a member of the Matchroom Boxing stable.
In her debut with the promotion in April, she was on the losing end of a unanimous decision to Shannon Courtenay for the WBA World Female Bantamweight title.
Not willing to rest on the fight of the year contender from months prior, Bridges approached the Fight Camp bout against Connolly wanting to keep her momentum going.
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Victory means that her eyes are now firmly fixed on avenging her lone professional loss to Courtenay.
“I want the rematch with ‘Shannie’,” Bridges said in her post fight interview.
“That’s what everyone wants. I know I want it, the fans want it, pretty sure Eddie Hearn wants it. The only one who doesn’t want it is her.
“She’s on her journey and I’ve got to focus on me. I don’t hold my breath.
“Really the ball’s in her court and if she doesn’t take it I suppose it looks a bit like she’s running.”
Brock Jarvis secures incredible opportunity
Speaking of the Matchroom Boxing stable, news emerged in the wake of Fight Camp that Australian Super Featherweight, Brock Jarvis has signed with the promotion.
First reported by Ben Damon of Fox Sports, a three fight deal was penned with the intention of having the Jeff Fenech protégé fight in the United States later this year.
The 23 year old Jarvis is 19-0 (17 KOs) and being touted by many as having legitimate World title hopes.
With a number of regional titles and the number 10 ranking with the IBF to his name, it appears that Jarvis is well placed to fulfil such aspirations.
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