EBANIE BRIDGES shared gruesome pictures of her hand surgery after breaking a bone in the build-up to her win over Shannon O’Connell.
Bridges beat Australian rival O’Connell in the eighth round to successfully defend her IBF bantamweight title.
Instagram / @ebanie_bridgesEbanie Bridges having surgery on her injured hand[/caption]
Instagram / @ebanie_bridgesEbanie Bridges shares gruesome pictures of her hand surgery[/caption]
Instagram / @ebanie_bridgesEbanie Bridges suffered the injury in training[/caption]
But the avid Leeds fan revealed she went into the bout with a broken hand, having suffered the injury in training.
OnlyFans-sponsored Bridges has now gone under the knife and revealed her hand being worked on.
She posted: “Surgery done. Dr is happy.”
Bridges’ right hand was left brutally swollen after the stoppage victory and revealed the extent of her injury.
She said: “Booked in for surgery on my hand this Friday.
“A lot of my camp was done with one hand. A lot of my sparring only using my left hand.
“But there was no way I was pulling out of that fight cos I knew I could batter her with one hand if needed and I wanted to.
“But now time to sort this.”
Bridges, 36, was left in tears after beating O’Connell, 39, in the Aussie derby.
Her 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.”
/Mark Robinson#3/ Matchroom BoxiEbanie Bridges weighing in before her fight with Shannon O’Connell[/caption]
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ReutersEbanie Bridges with her IBF world title[/caption]