Why Claressa Shields Got ‘Uncomfortable’ Training With Floyd Mayweather
If you are wondering what it feels like to train with one of the best boxers on the planet, Claressa Sheilds will tell you.
The WBC, IBF, WBA middleweight champion has spent the last few weeks training at The Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas. She is preparing to defend her titles against Ema Kozin next Saturday, February 5.
In the gym with @FloydMayweather ! Feb 5th gonna be different! Make my words! pic.twitter.com/1tfxwrpfZv
— Claressa Gwoat Shields (@Claressashields) January 26, 2022
“Training with Floyd Mayweather has pushed my confidence even higher. He’s very fond of my skills and my power and he said he’s going to fly to the UK to watch this fight. So I’m definitely looking to put on a great show,” Shields said.
“If I had to use one word for this camp, it would be: uncomfortable. I made sure that I got out of my comfort zone for this fight. I’m making sure that I have all my tools and going to the Mayweather Boxing Club has really sharpened those tools.”
Shields has her eyes beyond the Kozin bout. She is already on the move to be at her best for future title fights.
“We’ve always had someone that we’re already working on facing for the next fight. I’ve been in this situation before. I’m focusing on the person who has earned the right to fight me. Kozin is my mandatory, and I respect that this is a huge opportunity for her,” she continued.