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01st May 2022

Claressa Shields addresses a potential Katie Taylor super fight

Luke Jennings

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“That’s the only big fight I would have.”

Claressa Shields spoke on the possibility of fighting Katie Taylor following her split-decision victory over Amanda Serrano at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.

The light-middleweight was a punditry duty for DAZN as Taylor fought Serrano in what was labeled ‘the biggest women’s boxing match in history.’

Claressa Shields Katie Taylor

Claressa Shields addresses a potential Katie Taylor super fight.

Shields said her weight class does not provide her with fights that will challenge her to the extent that Taylor and Serrano pushed each other.

The 27-year-old suggested 140 pounds as a potential catchweight for a super fight, however, Shields then admitted she could not make that weight.

“I would love to fight in a place like this, in half the atmosphere that it had tonight. But I really don’t think, with my skill set, that I have somebody that can challenge me in that way,” Shields said on DAZN.

“The only thing that will happen is if I was to make 140 (pounds) and fight against Katie Taylor, or Amanda Serrano. That’s the only big fight I would have. But I’m telling you now I can’t make 140.”

Shields discusses her next fight.

Shields is preparing to fight Savannah Marshall in Newcastle, although, the American feels she’s the only draw for the bout.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist says there’s no comparison between the pair, with Shields stating “I’m way ahead of her.”

“The build-up with Savannah Marshall is big, but she’s not as decorated as Katie Taylor. I’m the decorated one, I’m the one who everybody knows,” Shields added.

“I’m not trying to knock Savannah Marshall but, I’m a 12-time world champion. You cannot compare her to me. No Olympic gold medals, no Olympic medals, not even bronze. I’m way ahead of her.”

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