Claressa Shields’ best soundbites as ‘the feminine Ali’ prepares for undisputed world title struggle with Savannah Marshall | Boxing Information

As Claressa Shields edges nearer to a possible super-fight with Savannah Marshall, it’s clear that each ladies have a approach with phrases.

The unbeaten American has had some memorable moments, each inside and outdoors the squared circle.

Listed below are a number of the Michigan native’s best quotes…

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Boxxer promoter Ben Shalom is focusing on this summer time for the blockbuster struggle between Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall

Shields on… Savannah Marshall

“I sense sarcasm,” Shields stated about February’s confrontation with Marshall. “I did not sense something critical about her.

“She stated all that as a result of folks had been there. However she did not really feel it.

“She is not scared. However she was mendacity to herself. I do know she is mendacity too.

“She might have punching energy. However might Kozin hit me? There’s a distinction in pace and IQ.

“She is going to get it even worse than Kozin as a result of I do not like her.

“She’s so disrespectful.

“It’s a signal of weak spot.

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Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall needed to separated as a disagreement erupted between the pair in Cardiff following Shields’ unanimous resolution win over Ema Kozin

“No Olympic medal? One weight class? One belt? Please. Give up enjoying with me,” she continued.

“All people considers me the ‘GWOAT’. I got here right here to show it.

“I’ve a tough time taking disrespect from folks.

“I have never been impressed with any of her fights. She fights welterweights who had one week’s discover.

“They gave her straightforward opponents. She acquired a couple of knockouts. It has fed her ego.”

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Claressa Shields says she just isn’t Femke Hermans and Savannah Marshall will want much more than energy to beat her

“Congrats, that is what you are presupposed to do,” Shields advised Sky Sports activities after Marshall’s win over Femke Hermans on Saturday.

“I stated that she would try this with Femke. I am not Femke Hermans, I am not Hannah Rankin, I am not any of these women she fought in opposition to.

“As a lot punch energy as she has, I am sorry to let you know, if that is what I acquired to stay up for, it’ll be a wipe out.”

“She’s [Marshall] going to have hassle with me and she or he’s positively not going to knock me out.

“It is simply not going to take her one large punch to take care of me contained in the ring. It will take so much.

“Femke was capable of make her miss and I am 10 occasions sooner than Femke, so what do you suppose I’ll do?”

Shields on…her dynamic strategy

“I’ve 110 totally different gameplans to guarantee that I come out on prime in each struggle.

“If boxing does not work, I am going to bang. If I’ve to combine it up? If I’ve acquired to be like Muhammad Ali or like Mike Tyson? I understand how to modify it up.

I am like ‘She’ Ali. I am the feminine Muhammad Ali., as a result of I can converse what’s on my thoughts, 100% daily.

Marshall likens herself to ‘The Biggest’

“I really like boxing. I not solely love to coach, however I like to field and win. I am a fan of boxing. So on the subject of what folks need to see, I am a resemblance of that.

“I am like ‘She’ Ali. I am the feminine Muhammad Ali, as a result of I can converse what’s on my thoughts, 100% daily. And I am a piece horse. I practice very very onerous. And I really like folks.”

Shields on…sparring with males

“I’m an enormous, sturdy lady and I spar in opposition to males every day. I grew up within the fitness center sparring males.

“Individuals would possibly say: ‘She is a lady’. I do not know what goes down within the UK, if the ladies solely spar the ladies, however I barely spar in opposition to ladies as a result of I mess them up.

“Once I spar in opposition to guys? In the event that they blink, they are going to be waking up. They may get dropped with a physique shot. They may get damage.

“Once I spar males we spar three minutes. The fellows stand there and need to struggle me.

“Women maintain me, cowl up, attempt to survive, they do not come to win. They need to say: ‘I lasted 10 rounds with the GWOAT’.

“It’s onerous to knock out someone who simply tries to outlive. It is simpler to catch somebody slipping who is available in aggressively.

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Claressa Shields dominated Ema Kozin in her final bout

“There’s not a lady on this world that may beat me if we placed on a pair of gloves and we struggle. I’ve achieved a lot.

“A girl can beat me the day I cease working onerous. I work so onerous within the fitness center, it could be silly of me to doubt myself. For me, I do know that I am unbeatable. You possibly can put me in there with whoever.”

Shields on…her hometown

“If you can also make it in Flint, you can also make it anyplace.

“I do not fear the place I am going. Individuals inform me: ‘You are going to Albuquerque or to Detroit? It is harmful…’

“I inform them: ‘I’m from Flint’.

“The mentality of the folks in Flint? We develop up with instincts to observe our backs. We all know how someone seems to be if they’re attempting to get you. We’re all the time able to struggle.

“Flint put that inside me.”

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Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall exchanged heated phrases after Marshall’s spectacular KO win in opposition to Femke Hermans on Saturday

Shields on…her rise

“All people saved saying I wasn’t going to get any fights. And so they would not put me on TV and so they do not respect ladies’s boxing.

“However I additionally turned skilled with two Olympic gold medals and that is one thing that no different American boxer has ever achieved. With that, I have been getting loads of respect.”


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