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.
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“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.