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Claressa Shields: Savannah Marshall ‘Says Dumbest Things’

For Claressa Shields, taking care of Savannah Marshall and unifying the boxing middleweight titles is just another challenge ahead of her.

Claressa Shields didn’t hold back about her next opponent, Savannah Marshall.

Shields and Marshall will collide on Saturday, September 10 from The O2 in London for the undisputed middleweight title. Shields will be defending her WBA, WBC and IBF titles, while Marshall has the WBO strap.

Shields will look to avenge the only loss of her amateur career and end a long war of words with Marshall that has reached a boil in recent years and which stems from Marshall’s points victory over Shields in a 2012 amateur bout.

“I don’t know if I dislike (Marshall) more, or was it Christina Hammer? I don’t know. I know both of them are just idiots. Savannah Marshall, she says some of the dumbest things,” Shields said. “She said if she walked around calling herself the G.W.O.A.T. that her friends would slap her. As they should… You have one belt. Please don’t call yourself the G.W.O.A.T. Please don’t. The only people who I think have any right to call themselves the G.W.O.A.T. is Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano.

“Everyone else, zip it. Savannah Marshall, zip it. You’ve been pro for five years and only have one belt. Of course, your friends should slap you. I should slap you for you talking about wanting to be the G.W.O.A.T., or you’re the G.W.O.A.T. because you beat me 10 years ago.”

Shields is also competing in mixed martial arts, having signed a contract with the Professional Fighters League. She competed twice last year, going 1-1.

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