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Ebanie Bridges fuelled excitement among boxing fans before Anthony Joshua's bout against Jermaine Franklin by posing alongside the gorgeous ring girls from fight night.
Four stunning ring girls witnessed the Watford local defeat American Jermaine Franklin by unanimous decision at the O2 Arena on Saturday night, with the judges scoring it 118-111, 117-111, 117-111 in favour of the former two-time world champion as he got his career back on track after claiming his first win since 2020.
Bridges was also in attendance to watch the action and stopped for some selfies with the ring girls chosen for the occasion. Fitness fanatic Teiha Kristen was all smiles and posed for the camera alongside the undefeated combat star.
Another of the stunning ring girls – Alissa King-Underwood – met with Bridges, and captioned the selfie “Reunited.”
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A ring girl for over six years, Underwood claimed she would stay up until the early hours of the morning to watch AJ’s fights and is delighted to be working one of his bouts.
"I used to dream about ring girling events like this!", she exclaimed. Underwood also gave "props to my favourite female fighters Ebanie Bridges and Skye Nicolson too, both not just great fighters but beautiful inside and out."
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When asked about ring girls and their place in boxing, Alissa added: "I like to think ring girls will always be a part of boxing! A couple of shows ago a young girl asked for a picture with us and said it was her dream job to be a ring girl, it really resonated with me because it was my dream job too!"
When the dust settles on tonight's bout, Alissa thinks it's about time the world started to cheer for the former Olympian once more. "I think it’s time the world started cheering for AJ again, there’s still so much to come from him," she said.
"The sad thing about boxing is when you lose people think you’ve lost all your credibility and are so quick to jump ship, I’m hoping for a big win for AJ and many more big fights to come!" Megan Christie, a two-time winner of Miss Cambridgeshire, was also a ring girl for tonight's fight and believed Joshua would secure the victory.
“Joshua round 5 or 6 knock out," she said when asked for a big fight prediction. Speaking about what it's like being a ring girl, she said: "It’s just the most amazing job. It’s so much fun.
“I love all the girls I work with and the team at Matchroom are amazing too. We get to travel up and down the country and we get to sit ringside for big fights – what’s not to love?"
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