WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter says he won’t fight female boxing champ Claressa Shields


IBF, WBO, WBA, WBC undisputed middleweight champion Claressa Shields is coming off of an impressive unanimous decision victory over undefeated Christina Hammer last weekend at the Broadwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

Ever since that victory she has been extremely confident and has said that no female fighter can beat her. She went on to say that she can even beat Male boxers. She specifically told TMZ that she can beat WBA welterweight champion and WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter, Keith Thurman respectively.

But Shawn Porter told TMZ that he will not fight Claressa Shields despite her saying that she would beat him. He said he wouldn’t even consider fighting her.

Honestly, I wouldn’t consider that, I don’t think I have anything to prove. I think if she’s got something to else to prove against someone else and let me reel all the way back in….again I have said that I have tons of respect for her and things she has done…but speaking for myself, I know that when you get into the ring with me, there’s a lot more than what you have to prepare for then what meets your eyes and in a lot of ways what your mind can imagine and that’s just one of those things you have to be there and actually live it out to really understand that and that’s not something that I intend to live out with her,” He said of Shields.


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