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“No matter what the boxer happens, no one can get in front of Muhammad Ali. That’s how I feel for me,” said Claressa Shields who is bidding for more story Friday night.

Last updated: 04/03/21 9:51 am



Claressa Shields: “Muhammad Ali is the tallest and I’m second – 98% of men can’t beat me” |  Boxing News







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Watch Claressa Shields’ Awesome Professional Debut

Watch Claressa Shields’ Awesome Professional Debut

Claressa Shields compared her greatness to Muhammad Ali and claimed that “98% of the men in the world can’t beat me”.

History-making Shields aims to further her legacy by winning an undisputed championship in a secondweight division when she faces Marie-Eve Dicaire on Friday for every super-welterweight big belt.

She became the first American female boxer (male or female) to win gold medals at back-to-back Olympics, then broke records to become the two and three-weight world champion in the fewest professional fights.

Claressa Shields: “Muhammad Ali is the tallest and I’m second – 98% of men can’t beat me” |  Boxing News

Shields aims to go unchallenged in a second division

Shields calls herself the ‘GWOAT’ (greatest woman of all time) – she has been outspoken on social issues such as the death of George Floyd and, more recently, the gender pay gap in women’s boxing.

His last powerful speech, before the fight against Dicaire, was, “I don’t box for a hobby. It’s not a hobby. It’s my career, and I feel like people underestimate me when I say how awesome I am.

“But if I hadn’t said how awesome I am, no one in this room would have ever called me awesome because they don’t recognize it. Only the big guys know they’re awesome.”

Like Muhammad Ali. No one called him the greatest of all time. They actually called it the “Louisville Lip” because it talked too much.

Claressa Shields: “Muhammad Ali is the tallest and I’m second – 98% of men can’t beat me” |  Boxing News

Claressa Shields: “Muhammad Ali is the tallest and I’m second – 98% of men can’t beat me” |  Boxing News 0:56
Shields talks about the death of George Floyd

Shields talks about the death of George Floyd

“If he had never said he was the greatest of all time, he would never have been considered the greatest. No matter which boxer shows up, no one can stand in front of Muhammad Ali. This is how I feel about myself.

“Muhammad Ali is the first, and Claressa Shields is the second. I’m the greatest woman ever, and 98% of the men in the world can’t beat me.

“I want you to know that I don’t take prisoners. It’s a new era for me. My name is now Claressa ‘The Wolf’ Shields. [Previous nickname] “T-Rex” is long gone. “T-Rex” was aggressive, but the greatest of all time has so much more. She has the balance, power and placement of punches.

“In an interview I saw [Dicaire] don’t worry about the outcome; she is worried about the task. Well, I’m worried about the outcome. I know what the task is for the past 13 months.

Claressa Shields: “Muhammad Ali is the tallest and I’m second – 98% of men can’t beat me” |  Boxing News

Shields is a record phenomenon

Claressa Shields: “Muhammad Ali is the tallest and I’m second – 98% of men can’t beat me” |  Boxing News

Claressa Shields: “Muhammad Ali is the tallest and I’m second – 98% of men can’t beat me” |  Boxing News 1:21
Shields said last year: I’m # 1 – Katie Taylor is # 2

Shields said last year: I’m # 1 – Katie Taylor is # 2

“I’m concerned about the outcome because I don’t particularly enjoy losing. When I lost my first fight at the age of 17, I didn’t sleep until I was 21 when I won my second Olympics. That’s how I personally see it. fight.

“I hope she can bring out another side of me because a lot of girls couldn’t get me to level three. I hope she can bring me to level 10.”

Shields vs Marshall rematch?

The amateur loss when Shields was 17 came to Briton Savannah Marshall who last October became the WBO middleweight champion.

Marshall ended a one-sided save by Hannah Rankin, an opponent who had come the distance with Shields.

Shields said previously Sky Sports on the score settling with Marshall: “Savannah is not a better fighter than I am, and it has been proven.

“It’s so sad for her that she wanted to wait for my belt to become vacant, rather than fight me over it.”

“That’s so sweet.

“She could have fought for all the belts at 160 pounds to show how tough she really is.

“Savannah coach Peter Fury said she was too strong for me?” Shut up, shut up!

“Savannah hasn’t been challenged enough yet to even say my name.

“But if she wants to come see me? Then come see me. I will silence her and her team because they talk too much for me!”

Importance of an all-female fight night

Claressa Shields: “Muhammad Ali is the tallest and I’m second – 98% of men can’t beat me” |  Boxing News

Why a heavyweight woman can rule the world

Read Danielle Perkins’ inspiring story

Shields is headlining in her hometown of Flint, Michigan on Friday and topping an all-female fight card.

Danielle Perkins, the former basketball professional who survived the coma and trauma of a car crash to become a heavy force today, is in action against Monika Harrison.

“It’s important for equality at all levels,” said Perkins Sky Sports. “We need a heavyweight women’s division for the Tyson Furys, Anthony Joshuas, Deontay Wilders.”

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