Boxing fans have reacted to Claressa Shields posting sparring videos of her facing male boxers.
This arrives following her recent call-out of Keith Thurman for a boxing fight. The undisputed middleweight champion promised to outbox Thurman if they ever met.
‘One Time’ surprisingly agreed to the bout, provided that it would be done for charity. However, his comments also suggested that he was not entirely interested in the bout by vowing to use his ‘jab’ only.
“I’ll fight Thurman at 154lbs so serious. All the respect in the world to him too. I just think I can outbox him,” Shields
“Look, I can fight for any charity event, we can raise money and let you try to showcase your skills and talent. “I’d probably use my jab only,” Thurman
‼️ Claressa Shields responds to Keith Thurman accepting her call-out by posting footage of her sparring with men: "I respect that my sparring partners help me prepare for my world title fights, but all of them will agree – ain’t no taking it easy."
[🎥 Claressa Shields] pic.twitter.com/mH6enQ8r20
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) August 2, 2023
And by the looks of it, Shields has been putting in the work. The American shared some previous sparring footage with men that divided the boxing community on social media.
Social Media Reaction
I am not even slightly impressed 😂😂
— Johnnypipesmith (@DaPipeGawd) August 3, 2023
Bad idea all together personally I would not have responded to her respectfully.
— 📷Špøt Popävîçh🎥 (@SpotliteTMM) August 3, 2023
With all due respect she’s getting knocked out by any male boxer
— westsidephilosophy (@westsidephilos1) August 2, 2023