Battling Aussie Takes Exception To UK Commentary.
Ebanie Bridges, what can i say. There's never a dull moment when she's given a platform apparently. She dazzled at the weigh-in, battled her way through her world title fight with Shannon Courtnay. And now she has taken aim at the two men calling the fight from Sky Sports.
Bridges put up a valiant effort, albeit a losing one last Saturday night for the vacant WBA Women's World Bantamweight crown. She certainly endeavoured herself into the hearts and minds of fight fans across the globe. It was a tit for tat battle which saw her fight for almost half of the fight with her left eye closing until it finally gave up by the end of the 8th. Leaving her mercilessly open to the right hand of Courtnay.
However, i think it fair to say that the commentators in question, Head of Sky Sports Boxing's, Adam Smith and Matthew Macklin. Have left a different impression in the heart and mind of 'The Blonde Bomber'.
“I’m finally watching my fight and just got through the first two rounds,” she pointed out, accompanied by a laughing emoji. “Did the commentators forget there were two fighters in there? “I would throw a combo or counter with shots, and they just neglected it. Then they comment on Shannon’s combos that are all blocked. What a f—– joke they are! “Calling me wild and wooly after the second round when I was so tight crisp and clean. I throw short punches and have a tight defense. Maybe they meant wild and wooly to Shannon?” Bridges continued after watching a few more rounds: “The number of punches I blocked and used parries with my hands/arms. My defense so far halfway through was great. “I mean do these commentators know anything about boxing?”
She added: “I agree like you know I was blocking and parrying a lot. Countering even Shannon said, “her defense is too tight.” “She saw nothing was landing. It’s like the amateurs where they score work rate but neglect to care if it lands or not. “Clearly, their eyes aren’t crisp enough to see me blocking 98% of punches with my short slipping, guards and parries from ringside, Bridges concluded. (CREDIT: WBN)
Bridges isnt the first pro to make such a comment. Many fans, journalists (no comment), and even fighters (look up Andy Lee's comments from a few years ago). Have suggested that Sky Sport's commentary is, well, lets just say .... one sided.