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Ebanie Bridges gets proposition inside Leeds bar after latest boxing triumph

It was a weekend to remember for Ebanie Bridges – both in and out the ring.

The 'Blonde Bomber' outpointed French fighter Mailys Gangloff at Headingley on Saturday night, despite suffering a hand injury during the fight.

It gave the 34-year-old, who hails from New South Wales in Australia, a seventh win in eight professional bouts, and her display went down well in Leeds city centre too.

Bridges made headlines in April when she appeared for the weigh-in for her WBA bantamweight title fight against Shannon Courtenay wearing revealing lacey lingerie, and has claimed to be a huge fan of Leeds United.

Indeed, she turned up at Elland Road in this season's kit ahead of her fight in Leeds, where she was on the undercard to Josh Warrington.

After the fight she tweeted: "Thank you Leeds. What amazing experience. Thank you for all the love and reception last night.

"Got the win last night and like usual having to fight through adversity.

"Busted right hand from the 2nd that just got worse and worse. But it wouldn't be a Blonde Bomber fight without some drama/injury right?"

After having her hand checked over in hospital, she spent Sunday celebrating her newly adopted 'home' city, and turned up at the Brotherhood bar – famous for its photos and prints on the wall of boxing legends.

She posted a photo from inside the bar on with the caption "where am I?".

The pub's official Twitter account didn't take long to respond: "Good choice, think we need to get a new canvas up," – to which Bridges replied "I think so."

Bridges is certainly growing in popularity with the football club's fan base.

Following her fourth professional fight – a win against Crystal Hoy in America – she posed in the club’s famous white shirt while “Glory, Glory Leeds United” was dubbed over the top.

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While training for her first Matchroom right against Bec Connolly, she donned a shirt for training with the club’s logo and “Never underestimate a women who supports Leeds."

And she has previously teased her 250,000 Instagram followers with a picture of her in underwear and a Leeds away top, with 'Raphina' and his number 25 on the back.

Bridges, who amassed a 26-4 amateur record between 2016 and 2018, will now be out of full training for 4-6 weeks while she recovers from her hand injury.

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