In her personal phrases, Claressa Shields says a impolite awakening awaits Savannah Marshall this weekend (Interview: Roy Kelly)
IF SAVANNAH MARSHALL thinks she goes to stroll throughout me, she’s in for the shock of her life.
I’m going to interrupt her. I can’t consider she underestimates my energy and calls me pillow fists, so after I land she’s going to be like, ‘wow’.
She’s going to be distraught by how a lot energy I’ve, she’s going to be very upset in any respect the rounds she’s dropping. She gained’t know what to do, I’ll break her mentally.
She thinks she’s going to stroll over me, however when she sees how aggressive it’s, she’ll break. I can get her out of there, seven, eight, 9 or 10.
She has disrespected me on line and her followers have trolled me. When she’s been face-to-face with me I’ve been anticipating her to carry the warmth however no, she’s a fan of me, she likes me and we’re cool. No the f**okay we’re not.
I would like her to have the identical power she has on line to my face. She doesn’t, she’s intimidated by me. She’s realised she’s bitten off greater than she will chew. After all, she’s going to return out and attempt to struggle – we’re preventing in entrance of 20,000 followers on the most important stage for girls’s boxing, we’re in her nation so she’d higher present up and struggle.
First, she mentioned she’d knock me out in two rounds however she’s backed away from that and now says she’ll damage me and outbox me. She is aware of she doesn’t possess the instruments to knock me out.
I feel she now realises I’ve a complete lot of expertise and punching energy. She’s not going to have the ability to damage me, she doesn’t punch arduous sufficient.
Individuals make a giant deal of my report, saying, ‘Oh, it was 10 rounds, Claressa, you didn’t knock her out,’ however a win is a win. And after I win it’s unanimous, not a majority or break up, I’m dominant.
These coaches simply let their women take a beating. Ema Kozin took a beating, it wasn’t even aggressive. After the sixth spherical after we nonetheless had 4 rounds left, her coach ought to have identified. In six, seven and eight after I was hurting her and had her stumbling, he didn’t care sufficient to throw within the towel. She took a beating and I used to be joyful to offer it to her.
I’m joyful to be within the UK. You guys respect the Olympic gold medals and the world titles I’ve gained. I informed the promoters this struggle is larger than Newcastle and larger than Savannah Marshall and so they agreed – 20,000 followers on the O2 might be a particular, historic event with all of the belts on the road. I can’t wait to be the undisputed world champion for the third time.
I’m right here to show I’m the very best and I’d be joyful to beat Marshall in America too. However after I beat her on Saturday there ain’t going to be a re-match, she gained’t need it.
It’s within the contract, sure, but it surely was within the contract with Christina Hammer, however she didn’t come again and neither will Marshall.
What nonetheless drives me on after I’ve gained all the pieces? When women say they’ll beat me or say ’Shields can’t do that’ or ‘can’t do this’ or declare they’ll knock me out.
I wouldn’t describe myself as invincible. Unbeatable for positive towards all these women, particularly Marshall.