“He Losing His Da*n Mind”: Claressa Shields Slams Former World Champion for Controversial Remarks on Devin Haney vs. Vasyl Lomachenko Results

Published 05/23/2023, 11:15 AM EDT

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They say punches thrown in the ring echo outside it, and the aftermath of the recent Devin Haney vs. Vasyl Lomachenko boxing match proves just that. As the dust of the fight has barely begun to settle, a new round is taking shape, but this time in the realm of public opinion.

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Two heavy hitters, one current and one former, find themselves locked in a verbal sparring match, throwing jabs that are creating quite a stir in the boxing world. It’s a face-off between champions, not in the ring surrounded by cheering fans, but on social media, where millions around the globe watch with bated breath. This is one boxing showdown you won’t want to miss.

Paulie Malignaggi’s controversial remarks stir the pot

Following the intensely disputed Haney-Lomachenko match, a storm has been stirred in the boxing community by remarks made by Paulie Malignaggi, a former world champion. In an interview with FightHype, Malignaggi presented his perspective on the fight, implying a racial undertone to the controversy surrounding the result.

“Let’s be honest..the small percentage of people that still had Haney winning the fight are the ones that are happy the white guy lost,” Malignaggi stated. This provocative comment drew significant attention and sparked heated debate. Moreover, he dropped a piece of intriguing insider news, saying, “Bob resigned Haney 2 nights before the fight.”

Reacting to these remarks, Claressa Shields, an undisputed champion, brought some humor to the situation. She took to Twitter, seemingly amused at Malignaggi’s audacious claims, and said, “Somebody please go check on Pauli, he losing his damn mind 😂😂”.

These exchanges underline the swirling controversy that had already enveloped the Haney-Lomachenko fight. With a disputed decision and widespread debate over the fight’s outcome, these comments only added fuel to the fire, creating an engaging storyline outside of the ring and extending the boxing match into the realm of public opinion.

Oscar De La Hoya aligns with Shakur Stevenson, voices support for Lomachenko

Further stoking the controversy surrounding the Haney-Lomachenko bout, boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya has publicized his opinion on the matter, agreeing with Shakur Stevenson’s assessment of the fight. “Saw the fight again, and I agree with Shakur 8-4 Loma,” wrote Oscar De La Hoya, indicating his support for Lomachenko and opposing the official decision.

‘The Golden Boy’ did not stop at simply expressing his disagreement with the match’s outcome, he also criticized fans who sided with the official decision, demonstrating the widespread debate this fight has ignited across the globe. This unity between Stevenson and Oscar De La Hoya lends significant weight to the growing dissent regarding the match’s controversial results.

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As the dust from this controversy slowly settles, it leaves us with a thought-provoking question – Do this intense debate and divided opinion mark a shift in how we perceive and discuss sports results? What’s your take on this matter? Tell us in the comments below.

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Written by:

Mrinal Mishra


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Mrinal Mishra is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports, who is dedicated to covering live events with a special emphasis on influencer boxing events. With a focus on storytelling, Mishra strives to bring to light the stories of fighters that often go untold. As a big fan of Mike Tyson, Mishra believes that boxing will remain relevant for eternity, and he is committed to covering the sport with the respect and admiration it deserves.
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