Claressa Shields may have boxed Ema Kozin last night but her biggest conflict featured a female journalist after the fact.
In the boxing match Shields defeated Kozin via unanimous decision (100-90, 100-90, 100-90). This was Shields’ first professional fight in the United Kingdom. With the victory Shields retained her WBA, WBC, IBF and The Ring middleweight titles.
“I came out to move . . . I wanted Ema to get out the way because the girl that I want is Savannah Marshall,” Shields (12-0) said after the fight. “That’s why I’m here, she knows that’s why I’m here. I did my job, her job is March 12, and then I’ll see her back here.”
Of course Marshall was present at the event.
.@Claressashields and @Savmarshall1 having words after #ShieldsKozin.
— FITE (@FiteTV) February 5, 2022
“You just went 10 rounds with an absolute child,” Marshall said, referring to the 23-year-old Kozin.
“You haven’t fought an undefeated fighter, bum,” Shields fired back. She then accused Marshall of having fought “nobody.”
“I’ll stop ya,” Marshall said.
“Do it, I can’t wait,” Shields said. “Femke [Hermans is] gonna give you so much hell. Femke’s gonna give you hell, bum. Bum!”
“Where are your gold medals at?” Shields added. “Zero.”
Marshall is the only boxer who can claim a win over Shields, having outpointed her in an amateur bout back in 2012.
“Savannah Marshall knows she cannot and will not ever be able to f*ck with me,” Shields said. “She can come to America, I can go to the U.K., we can go to Mexico, wherever Savannah Marshall want to go, I will f*ck her up, literally. Literally. She knows that.”
“And tell Eddie Hearn he came with that wack-ass $250,000, tell him he better come with 500K, 750, he wants me to come over there to the U.K. and smoke his girl,” Shields added. “Pay me.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.