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Avril Mathie has a lot in common with boxing world champion Ebanie Bridges: they're both glamorous Aussies who have forged careers in the ring and on OnlyFans - and if she gets her wish, she'll soon fight the 'Blonde Bomber'.
The 35-year-old from Sydney has run up eight victories and one draw in her professional career and has now set her sights on Bridges, who won the IBF featherweight title in March 2022 and defended it in a grudge match against Aussie Shannon O'Connell last December.
Bridges is one of the biggest names in women's boxing due to her skill and bravery in the ring - but also her habit of wearing lingerie to weigh-ins, down-to-earth demeanour and disarming sense of humour.
Mathie - who won the Miss Swimsuit USA International beauty crown in 2014 - is in Bridges' weight class and she's keen to punch on with her countrywoman as soon as possible.
Mathie shows off the form that won her the Miss Swimsuit USA International beauty crown in 2014. Nine years later she's an accomplished pro boxer with an 8-0-1 record
The Sydneysider took up boxing in 2012 and racked up 20 amateur fights before turning professional in 2017
'I think Ebanie is very intelligent and I take my hat off to her,' she told Talksport.
'That will be a killer fight, I'm really excited for it.
'She brings it and likes to come forward and never really takes a step back, but I can also bang and come