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 shedding. 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 need her to have the identical vitality 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 be able to chew. After all, she’s going to return out and attempt to struggle – we’re combating in entrance of 20,000 followers on the largest 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 harm me and outbox me. She is aware of she doesn’t possess the instruments to knock me out.
I believe she now realises I’ve a complete lot of abilities and punching energy. She’s not going to have the ability to harm me, she doesn’t punch exhausting sufficient.
Folks 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 cut up, I’m dominant.
These coaches simply let their ladies take a beating. Ema Kozin took a beating, it wasn’t even aggressive. After the sixth spherical once 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 blissful to present it to her.
I’m blissful 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 greater than Savannah Marshall they usually agreed – 20,000 followers on the O2 shall 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 one of the best and I’d be blissful 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 ladies say they’ll beat me or say ’Shields can’t do that’ or ‘can’t try this’ or declare they’ll knock me out.
I wouldn’t describe myself as invincible. Unbeatable for positive in opposition to all these ladies, particularly Marshall.