EBANIE BRIDGES pulled down her pants to reveal where the flesh was taken from her hip to help fix her broken hand.
Twitter @EbanieBridgesEbanie Bridges revealed the flesh which was taken from her hip to help fix her broken hand[/caption]
Twitter @EbanieBridgesEbanie Bridges is the current IBF bantamweight champion[/caption]
But the avid Leeds fan, 36, revealed she went into the bout with a broken hand, having suffered the injury in training.
OnlyFans-sponsored Bridges went under the knife and showed her hand being worked on.
In a follow-up post, the bantamweight revealed a chunk of her hip had to be taken out to fuse the joints in her hand.
She posted in the now-deleted tweet: “Where they took bone from my hip to fuse my joints…hurts more than the hand.”
Bridges’ right hand was left brutally swollen after her stoppage victory over O’Connell, 39.
And she was left in tears after beating her local rival, retaining the title she won against Maria Cecilia Roman, 39, in March.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has now talked up a unification bout against WBA champ Nina Hughes, 40, who he recently signed.
Bridges’ trainer Mark Tibbs said: “This queen of Australia, she is the best fighter I have ever worked with, reason being she is such a professional.
“I’m very very proud of her. She’s got the heart of a lion, she’s made of steel and there’s no quit in her.
“So we keep moving forward and she’s going to keep chipping away.
“I heard Eddie talking about the unification and this lady is always talking about unifying so we’re going to take some time out, take a breather and hopefully set a plan out.”
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