Unless you’re really in tune with the boxing world, you might not know who Claressa Shields is. You really should.
She is currently the undisputed Middleweight champion in women’s boxing and has been dominating opponents in the ring. With Shields dominating the sport of boxing, she’s confident she could she could take her talents of knocking out women to knocking out men.
In an interview with TMZ, Shields made her case as to why she could be a champion in the men’s division.
“I spar with men. I drop men. I bust [men’s noses]. I beat men up all the time,” Shields said. “I think I can beat up Keith Thurman … I really do.”
She went on to explain how she could beat someone like Gennady Golovkin, even though those fighters have more power than her, she believes her boxing ability is superior in every other facet.
“They may be stronger than me, but their boxing ability isn’t like mine. GGG, he’s older now, but I could give GGG a run for his money,” Shields said. “Power for power isn’t a question because what is boxing? Boxing is the sweet science. It’s not about strength … because people were saying Christina Hammer was stronger than me. They were saying all these girls were stronger than me, but did you not see the head movement that I had during the fight? See the defense? The offense? The traps I set!?”
Here are some of Shields’ greatest moments: