Matchroom Boxing has confirmed that Shannon CourtenayÂ will faceÂ Ebanie BridgesÂ for the vacant WBA Bantamweight World Title. The bout will be taking place, at a venue to be confirmed, on Saturday April 10thÂ live onÂ Sky SportsÂ in the UK and onÂ DAZNÂ in the U.S.
Shannon Courtenay was was originally slated to rematch Rachel Ball for the WBA crown; however Ball is still recovering from the effects of COVID-19 and therefore the fight was pulled.
Shannon Courtenay on New Opponent
“I was gutted to hear Rachel had pulled out but safety comes first so I wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to when we do have that rematch down the line,” saidÂ Courtenay. “All that’s changed is the opponent, the outcome is still the same and on April 10 I will be crowned World Champion.Â
“We’˜ll put on a great, non-stop action fight for the fans” Courtenay stated. “But I’m more determined and focused than ever and that World Title is staying in the UK.”
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