I can beat up Keith Thurman; fight Gennady Golovkin: Female boxer Claressa Shields

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Saturday, April 20th, 2019 | 0

Claressa Shields pulled off the biggest win of her career, defeating previously unbeaten Christina Hammer to win the IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO middleweight belts recently.

And after going 9-0 (2 KOs) in her professional career, the 24-year-old immediately called out welterweight queen Cecilia Braekhus… but there were a couple of surprising names that she took.

“I spar with men. I drop men. I bust [men’s noses]. I beat men up all the time,” she told TMZ Sports.

So, who’s on her mind? Well, she didn’t shy away from taking some of the best fighters out there.

“I think I can beat up Keith Thurman … I really do,” Shields said of the unbeaten WBA welterweight champion, who has wins over Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter and Leonard Bundu in his CV.

Going a step further, Shields eyed a fight with middleweight stunner Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin.

“They may be stronger than me, but their boxing ability isn’t like mine. GGG, he’s older now, but I could give GGG a run for his money.

“If I were to get in there with a man, I would do a lot more of that [head movement]. And, I do have some power. I’m not gonna say I’m stronger than them, but if I set up the right shots with the right timing?”

Who knows.

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