Australian boxing world champion Ibany Bridges has cleaned up her pay packet and joined OnlyFans – and the weirdest requests she’s ever received from followers.
The IBF bantamweight champion has won many fans with her sense of humor, aggressive boxing style and her welterweight outfit.
The former Sydney maths teacher launched her OnlyFans account in December ahead of her spiteful world title bout with rival Shannon O’Connell, and says she doesn’t regret the move.
‘I was the first female boxer on OnlyFans,’ said Bridges, ‘but now you have Mikaela Mayer, Sinisa Estrada, guys like Devin Haney, Derek Chisora, Andy Ruiz, and a whole bunch of influencers using it. News Corp.
It’s not porn, it’s staying away from porn. I was paid over a quarter of a million pounds ($460,000) just to get started.
Bridges was paid $460,000 for joining OnlyFans – and she says it was a lifesaver because she only gets paid twice a year from boxing
The former Sydney maths teacher launched her OnlyFans account in December before winning her spiteful world title bout (pictured) with hated rival Shannon O’Connell
OnlyFans knows I’m a bit of a pioneer and that if I do it, others will, and that’s what happened.
There is a stigma around it but it’s not porn, I just put everyday stuff out there that I could post on social media anyway but now I get paid for it.
I’m a boxer, but I get pregnant twice a year. Two of their salaries a year are nothing. I don’t get millions, like guys, from boxing, so I’d be stupid if I couldn’t maximize what I could earn elsewhere.
The Blonde Bomber has discovered that she can make a small fortune off of “findom” fetishes – people who pay to be humiliated and insulted by her.
‘I’ve got freaks who want to buy my dirty socks and buy my bath water, I rinse them for that, and I’ll take your money,’ said Bridges.
I don’t have time for that, but if you put the bath water in a jar, I can sell it.
Some of these guys, these guys (Financial Domination), I can get two thousand in half an hour from them. I’ve had people who just want to pay my bills.
They are so honored to give me their money, they feel privileged to give me their bad money. That’s what they say, “I feel so privileged to give you my pathetic, weak, loser money.” Well, give me another 50 bucks, then.
The Blonde Bomber discovered she could make a small fortune on ‘findom’ fetishes – people who pay to be humiliated and insulted by her
Bridges admits she’s attracted more ‘haters’ since finding fame in and out of the ring, but she has no plans to slow down and will continue to be herself
“I have a few of them, and that’s what OnlyFans is good for.”
Bridges has no plans to change despite being criticized about her persona outside the ring.
“Where we are now in society, it’s all about social media, that’s how you promote and market,” she said.
When it comes to sports, especially boxing where you’re not on a team, you’re on your own, you’re your own business, your own brand. It’s important to use social media to build your brand, and it’s free.
So I used it to build my brand and have to think about life after boxing. If I get celebrity status, I will continue to make money once I retire from the sport.
Bridges is currently recovering from a hand injury sustained during her win over fellow Australian Shannon O’Connell.
It’s not clear who the blonde bomber will play next, but she recently suggested that a match between her and Australian model Avril Matte would “break the internet.”