Claressa Shields Believes She Faces the Same Pain as Boxing Legend Floyd Mayweather


The world of sports gives birth to incredible athletes who push themselves to the limit to be the best. Boxing legends like Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, and Floyd Mayweather have proven themselves on the biggest stage. However, being one of the best in the world entails being a target for other people’s hatred as well. As such, female boxer Claressa Shields expresses her view on the subject.

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – APRIL 13: Claressa Shields reacts after defeating Christina Hammer (not pictured) and becoming the women’s undisputed middleweight champion at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on April 13, 2019 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The undisputed light middleweight champion claims that she understands what the five-division champion Floyd Mayweather goes through.

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Claressa Shields relates to Floyd Mayweather

The legendary 50-0 fighter donned the ‘TBE’ moniker like no other. Mayweather portrayed being the legend that he is with no fear whatever. However, this assuredness earned him his fair share of haters throughout his career as well as after his retirement. Although Mayweather handled his haters well.

Moreover, the undisputed light middleweight champion Claressa Shields expressed on Twitter stating that she relates to and understands the pain that Mayweather goes through regularly. She said, “Bro haters. They hate me like they hated Floyd”

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The Olympic gold medalist believes she shares the same pain as Mayweather, as they also share the honor of being undefeated as professional boxers. However, unlike Shields, Mayweather never achieved the prestigious undisputed title, whereas Shields is the first boxer ever to become the undisputed champion in two weight classes.

What does the future hold for Shields?

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Earlier this year, on February 5, 2022, Claressa Shields went toe to toe against the Slovenian boxer Ema Kozin for the unified light middleweight championship. Shields put on a scintillating performance as she dominated Kozin and retained her WBC, WBA, and IBF titles via a decision win.

Furthermore, Shields is ready for her next challenge in the face of Savannah Marshall for the undisputed middleweight championship. The duo will go head to head against each other on September 10, 2022, at the O2 Arena in London, England.

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