Ebanie Bridges used the UK heatwave to conquer one of her phobias.

The Australian box expat spent the day in the pool as soaring temperatures hit Britain, The Sun reports.

Sydney-born Ebanie posted a video on Instagram of her floating and wearing just a blue bikini.

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And she shared the caption: “Not a bad day to get over the water phobia I gained from drowning nearly every day on SAS Australia and get in the pool with the floaties.

“It’s been nearly a year since I’ve been in water willingly lol.

“Apparently it’s a heatwave here in the UK.”

The UK has been hit by temperatures touching 38 degrees celsius.

Ebanie took some time out of her training schedule to relax in the pool and soak up the sun.

She had been working out with OnlyFans star Elle Brooke ahead of her bout at the weekend.

Bridges, 35, is yet to make a title defence after winning the IBF bantamweight title.

She beat María Cecilia Roman, 39 to win the title in her last fight.

And earlier this year she appeared on gruelling reality TV show SAS Australia.

In March, Bridges won the IBF women’s bantamweight title over Argentinian Maria Cecilia Roman, ending a five-year reign.

Long seen as just another pretty face, Bridges said: “Can I f**king fight or what? F**k you guys who think I can’t fight because I can f**king fight, I can box and I can look hot on the scales,” she said to cheers from the Leeds crowd.“Hopefully I proved a lot of doubters.”

Her promoter Eddie Hearn, who regularly averts his eyes during Bridges’ weigh in when she wears lingerie, had nothing but praise for the Aussie.

“There are a lot of people who felt that when Ebanie Bridges came into the sport, it was just a gimmick, it was about driving followers and attention,” he began. “But there’s a method to the madness.

“What people haven’t seen is the dedication over the last couple of years, particularly moving to the UK.

“And tonight, she didn’t get an easy world title, she didn’t get a vacant world title, she beat the longest reigning champion in the division and one of the best fighter in the division, so she deserves that tonight.”

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

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