Claressa Shields on fighting Savannah Marshall “You got lucky”
The newly crowned undisputed junior middleweight champion Claressa ‘T-rex’ Shields (11-0, 2ko) cruised to an easy victory over the feather-fisted former IBF champion Marie-Eve Dicaire by unanimous decision.
T-Rex made history by being the first undisputed boxer in two different weight divisions in the four-belt era. This monumental event alone should have been the highlight of the evening. However, it would not be a Shields fight if the self-proclaimed Greatest Woman of All-Time did not add some spice to send the people home talking.
During the post-fight interview, the Flint native was asked about fighting her amateur-rival WBO Middleweight champion Savannah ‘Silent Assassin’ Marshall (9-0, 7ko). The British fighter remains the only woman to hold a victory over Shields in any capacity. Shields did not hold her tongue at all and went F-bomb ballistic on addressing the WBO champion.
“Savanna can’t fuck with me.”
Oh, that was only the beginning. As the hometown crowd began to get loud, Shields cranked up the volume.
“You won a lucky decision when we were kids. She knows she can’t fuck with me. I will go to the UK and fuck her up. Eddie Hearn came with that whack ass $250K offer. They [Eddie Hearn and Savannah Marshall] better come with $500K or $750K if they want me to go to the UK and smoke his girl!”
A TRUE PAY-PER-VIEW WORTHY FIGHT
These two fighter need to settle this in the ring, and it has been building up for a long time. It has all the ingredients of being a major Pay-Per-View fight in both the USA and UK. Equally important, these two are continuously trading shots on social media. Shields claims to want to knock out her former amateur-rival, and Marshall quickly pointed out how the two-divisional undisputed champion ran to MMA after being called out.
Shields has been looking for a big-fight opponent since defeating Christina Hammer back in April 2019. The two-divisional undisputed champion has tried baiting former undisputed welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus into fighting her. The same goes for retired undefeated fighter Laila Ali. Neither fight will ever materialize, so the next best thing is to fight the WBO champion. That is the fight the entire boxing community wants to see and will pay top dollar for when it happens.
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By: Garrisson Bland