Boxing sensation Ebanie Bridges is a huge Leeds United fan – and showed her allegiance by posing with a headscarf in lingerie.
The 34-year-old burst onto the boxing scene in April when she appeared for the weigh-in for her WBA bantamweight title fight against Shannon Courtenay in lingerie.
After being a math teacher, the Australian is now on Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom list.
Bridges was back to his old figures ahead of his next fight on Saturday, facing French boxer Mailys Gangloff, but also brought a Leeds United flag.
The flag may be a reference to her fights at the city’s Emerald Headingley Stadium or the fact that she is on Leeds-born fighter Josh Warrington’s card.
But a glance at the 34-year-old’s social media shows she has a strong passion for their Elland Road-based Premier League side.
After his fourth professional fight – a victory over Crystal Hoy in America – Bridges posed in the club’s famous white jersey while “Glory, Glory Leeds United” is dubbed over it.
Accompanying the message to her 77,600 subscribers, the boxing beauty said: “Leeds is perfect for me, what do you think ??”
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And she shared footage the following month in the club’s purple third kit, showing off her full-back while also showing her support for striker Raphina.
Bridges is also following what is happening on the pitch closely, sharing a cheeky message to Sheffield United after a 2-1 win at Leeds in April.
Wearing the same jersey and smiling for the camera in an Instagram post, she told her 245,000 followers: “Thanks for the Sheffield United goal!”
The boxer then brought her love for Leeds to the ring, having the patch sewn to the back of her shorts in the loss.
While Bridges then volunteered for a fight in the city, stating the following week, “I would love to fight on a Josh Warrington card. Hope you all noticed my LUFC patch on my skirt!
“I fight like a Leeds warrior, and I am proud to be a Leeds fan and I hope I have made my family / LUFC supporters proud.”
The boxer visited Elland Road soon after, donning the band outside.
While training for the first Matchroom against Bec Connolly, Bridges then donned a shirt to train with the club logo and ‘Never underestimate a woman who supports Leeds’.
Bridges continued to show his support for Leeds at the start of the season, posing in the jersey while giving a prediction for their opening clash against Manchester United.
She said on Instagram: “GAME DAYYYY. Leeds v Man Utd will start. First game of the season away against the fiercest rivals.
“It will be tight, but I predict Leeds 2-1 with my boy Raphinha and Patrick Bamford with the goals. Come on Leeds.
The prediction did not come true, however, as Marcelo Bielsa’s side were crushed 5-1 at Old Trafford, with Bruno Fernandes leading the show on a hat-trick.
And Bridges was able to return to Elland Road before his fight with Gangloff in the city – and was joined by Warrington.
She said on Twitter: “I loved my surprise visit to Elland Road yesterday.”