Claressa Shields: Savannah Marshall is already broken. I've earned my stripes.
Claressa Shields makes history for a living. After winning gold at the Olympics in 2012 and 2016
she would be the first man or woman in boxing history to win world titles in three different weight classes in the shortest amount of time.
She has been the undisputed queen in two of them and is one of the best fighters in the game, even though she is only 27 years old.
The only thing wrong with an otherwise perfect career was an amateur match in 2012. This was the start of an intense and always heated rivalry with Savannah Marshall
that has become one of the biggest in the sport. It all comes to a head on Saturday when they fight for the undisputed middleweight title at the O2 Arena.
This is almost five weeks later than planned because their original date had to be moved because Queen Elizabeth II died.
Shields lost that World Championship match in China when he was 17. He was only 17 years old at the time. "It doesn't matter now,"
the fighter from Michigan says calmly as he thinks back on the fight. What she has done since then is more important.
Shields told Metro.co.uk, "I've earned all my stripes, and she hasn't." " She is held in high regard because she is from the UK and was an Olympian.
She is not there, though. I've won 12 world titles and two gold medals at the Olympics, so I deserve it.
It's because of me that we're fighting in the main event at the O2 Arena. Everything I've done well. all my effort.