Shields: “I’ll Beat Marshall To Show That I’m A Very Special Talent”

Shields Wants her Just Due After Predicted Victory Over Marshall

Claressa Shields faces off with Savannah Marshall
Claressa Shields faces off with Savannah Marshall

Claressa Shields Can’t Wait to Prove Herself Against Savannah Marshall!

Come September 9, WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight champion Claressa “T-Rex” Shields (12-0, 2 KO’s) will slide through the ropes to face WBO 160-pound champion Savannah “The Silent Assassin” Marshall (12-0, 10 KO’s). Amazingly this will signal a rematch that has been ten years in the making. This is because Marshall defeated T-Rex in the amateurs. It was the only time that Shields has been beaten before or after turning pro.

So, it should be obvious why the multi-division champ wants to collect her pound of flesh. During the build-up to this meaningful unification match, Shields has expressed her belief that Marshall, and some in the media, have slighted her accomplishments as a professional. Due to this belief, T-Rex has every intention on getting her payback and proving her superiority in the ring.

“It’s like they are trying to erase everything I’ve done in the past ten years because I have been dominant in boxing for a decade, since I was 17. I didn’t win the Olympics and then had a terrible career. I won the Olympics, I won it again, I turned pro, I won titles. It’s just like ‘wow, that’s still not enough for you guys?’ Okay! So I am here to fight against who UK considers the best, I’m here to fight against who UK considers the knockout puncher. And I am here to show you guys that I am a very special talent!”

Naturally, Shields is confident that she will win their upcoming contest. Provided that she is correct in this assumption, then she only wants one thing.

“After this fight, all I want you to say is, ‘Claressa you may have a big mouth but you back it up every time!’ That’s what I want you to say after the fight.”

Thankfully this fight is almost upon us so the waiting for the thrilling conclusion is almost over!

By: Bakari Simpson

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