Ebanie Bridges looks unrecognisable as a ring girl in throwback pictures

Ebanie Bridges is no stranger to glamour but old photos of her as a ring girl show she has truly shattered stereotypes.

The Australian boxer started her boxing career quite late on, putting on the gloves just before her 30th birthday in 2016, but it's not the first time she had entered the ring.

The 35-year-old posted some pictures from her time as a ring girl, saying in the caption: "How it started." Another picture showed her in a bikini along along with the text: “I just watched this clip again and I actually got a bit teary for real and I am not an emotional person.

"But I have f****** come so far. Although I’ve always known I was destined to do great things I never expected to achieve what I have in the time and to inspire so many people around the world. Music selection didn’t help with the emotions haha #unstoppablec***.”

The Blonde Bomber has been smashing her career in the squared circle, with a record of seven wins from her eight professional fights. The Aussie's loss came against former WBA bantamweight champion Shannon Courtenay. However, she beat Mailys Gangloff back in September on points.

She is now gearing up to face Maria Cecilia Roman in Leeds today with the IBF bantamweight belt on the line. During her weigh-in, she stunned onlookers by wearing a skimpy bikini.

Bridges shut down naysayers who criticise her for choosing to wear a g-string on stage, giving viewers an eyeful. She said on the Boxing with Steve Bunce podcast: "Don't watch my weigh-ins if you don't like it. I don't really care to be honest, because I am not going to change. I love weigh-in dates, it's a cool day and it's the start towards the fight. I have a lot of fun."

Promoter Eddie Hearn, meanwhile, has spoken about his tendency to look away when Bridges strips down during the weigh-in. He said to the press after the weigh-in: "Anywhere the eyes look, there are cameras everywhere, do you know what I mean? So the best way to go about it is just to look somewhere else. Ebanie knows what she's doing. She's a tremendous fighter.

"Obviously a lot of people want to see her weigh-in as well. It is what it is, but for me, it's not about keeping composure, it's about making sure the camera doesn't catch me at a particular time where I might be looking somewhere that looks like I'm looking somewhere else. I'm respectful of that and I think I'll just find a spot at the back of the wall somewhere."

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