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Australian boxing icon Jeff Fenech did well to keep his eyes on the camera after meeting up with Ebanie Bridges.
In March, 'The Blonde Bomber' out-pointed Argentine fighter Maria Cecilia Roman in Leeds to claim the IBF world bantamweight title. It meant she matched the feat of compatriot Fenech, who also won super bantamweight and featherweight belts in a storybook career.
Bridges, 35, has been a popular figure amongst boxing fans since her winning her debut fight in 2019, but it's not just her in-ring displays that have captured the imagination. Her tendency to attend weigh-ins in racy lingerie has also made headline news.
Before one bout, promoter Eddie Hearn was left embarrassed after admitting he did not know where to look, and Bridges has also made the most of social media too. She recently tweeted a picture showing off her world title belt in a revealing black dress, and the post duly went viral.
And on Thursday she was on the same platform to upload two pictures of herself and Fenech, writing: "Great catching up with Aussie Boxing icon Jeff Fenech, who also won the IBF Bantamweight World Title back in 1985. Thank you for all the support and always backing me."
One picture showed the pair standing back against a wall whilst holding title belts, but the second catching the attention on social media, with fans sending a light-hearted warning to Fenech. "Don't look downwards Jeff, self discipline at its best," wrote @BennettTosh.
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@TTaylorTAB added: "The marackville mauler still showing that immense discipline that made him a great.." while @FchtCraig joked: "What a great pair.."
Other followers however, reserved praise for both fighters, with @RiskyBusiness99 saying: "We love the mauler but we also love the bomber." @Rob_Amendola described the duo as "two absolute legends."
Fenech, 57, won 29 of his 33 pro-fights – with 21 of those coming via knockouts. The Sydney star was also controversially denied a medal when his quarter-final win was overturned at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
- Ebanie Bridges
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