In the realm of boxing greatness, Claressa Shields has become a viral sensation as footage of her dominating male sparring partners circulates on social media.
Widely regarded as one of the most prominent female boxers today, the 28-year-old pound-for-pound champion commenced her professional journey in 2016, boasting an undefeated record of 14 victories against formidable opponents.
Shields’ ascent to the female middleweight throne saw her achieve unparalleled success. Following her triumph over Savannah Marshall last year, she unified an impressive array of titles, including the WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, WBF, and The Ring, solidifying her status as the undisputed female middleweight champion. Embracing the title of boxing’s Greatest Woman of All Time (GWOAT), Shields exudes confidence in her skills, often expressing her readiness to spar with male counterparts.
A recent viral video showcases Shields in intense sparring sessions, where she effortlessly outclasses her male partners. Demonstrating a swift and powerful combination, Shields asserts her dominance in the ring, sparking a myriad of reactions across social media.
While the footage stirred discussions, it also evoked memories of a past sparring session in 2018. During a session against male professional boxer Arturs Ahmetovs, Shields experienced a knockdown after absorbing a substantial right hand. Addressing the incident, Shields emphasized that such moments are part of the sport, acknowledging that she has faced knockdowns in sparring but has never been knocked out in either training or actual competitions.
Having last graced the ring in June against Maricela Cornejo, Shields secured victory via unanimous decision, successfully defending her extensive list of titles. While her next bout remains unconfirmed, Shields remains open to venturing into the world of mixed martial arts, adding an extra layer of anticipation to her future endeavors.