“But Still Got Them Losses”: Days After Back and Forth With Alycia Baumgardner, Claressa Shields Pens Stern Message Validating Her Undefeated Record

Published 12/19/2023, 4:49 PM EST

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As the first American female boxer to win an Olympic gold medal and the first American boxer of any gender to win gold in consecutive Olympic Games, Claressa Shields is already inducted into boxing history. She is highly praised in boxing for her trash talk. A sport that emphasizes verbal abuse just as much as dominating the ring.

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Not too long ago, we saw Alycia Baumgardner, the undisputed super featherweight world champion, call out Shields for a fight. Shields told Baumgardner that she would make easy work of her. ‘The GWOAT’ dropped another bomb on Baumgardner on X.

Claressa Shields mocks Alycia Baumgardner’s power

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Shields in the tweet called out the fact that ‘The Bomb’ has a loss on her record. She said, They got all that KNOCKOUT POWER but still got them losses though.” Baumgardner suffered one loss in her entire career in her first WBC International Super featherweight title defense, at the hands of Christina Linardatou. Shields also boasted about her undefeated record in the same tweet. 

Shields mentioned how she has “no knockout power” and is still ranked No.1 in pound for pound. Shields is the current WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, WBF, and The Ring middleweight champion. In another reply, Shields agreed, recognizing the importance of a possible confrontation between the two. The feud between them has taken center stage in women’s boxing.

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In the past, Claressa Shields had expressed respect for her fellow Olympic contender Alycia Baumgardner, refusing a fight at 147 pounds. However, Baumgardner has now called Shields out for a match. Shields initiated the conversation on social media, emphasizing that a true pound-for-pound fighter can excel in any weight class. She declared her willingness to face Baumgardner at 147, 154, 160, or 168 pounds.

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The GWOAT expressed surprise as she had previously stated she wouldn’t fight Baumgardner or Mikaela Mayer. Baumgardner remains determined to face Shields. In reply, Shields, intrigued by the challenge, encouraged Baumgardner to prepare a fight plan as she considered taking her up on the offer.

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There is a good possibility that we see the flag bearers of women’s boxing take each other on in an epic battle. The social media fight only creates more anticipation. What do you make of the ongoing battle online? We would love to hear your views.

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The Greatest aka Muhammad Ali would always say, “We can’t be brave without fear.” I am a Boxing author at EssentiallySports and was first drawn to the boxing gym when a friend of mine came to meet me with her hand wraps still on. After arranging enough resources, I joined the gym and eventually tried my hand at MMA as well.
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