Via Ken Hissner: Yes, Claressa Shields may be the best woman today but the greatest of all time, as they say Saturday.
It was an insult to Lucia “Dutch Destroyer” Rijker, 17-0 with 14 stops, and Ann “Brown Sugar” Wolfe, 24-1 with 16 stops.
Shields is 13-0 with just 2 stops for boxing fans, so let’s say it like it is.
Don’t listen to all the hype from so-called commentators.
I was in the ring in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the night Shields played Christina Hammer, 24-0, in April 2019 and allowed Shields to win the match with “little help” from referee Sparkle Lee .
Hammer beat Tori Nelson, who was 17-1-3 at the end of his career, 20-2-3 with four stops. By the way, Nelson lost for the first time to Shields.
I even went to New Jersey commissioner Larry Hazzard after the Shields-Hammer game and questioned how umpire Lee had favored Shields when he stepped in every time Hammer fouled and prevented her from continuing. punch Shields.
In the locker room after their battle, I hoped to comfort Hammer when her manager, Tom Loeffler, told me not to tell her anything about the referrer’s handling. When he left, I told her, “You’re still the world champion. That umpire never gives you a chance to get in the way of how she did in favor of Shields! ‘ She smiled gratefully.
That was the second time Hammer smiled at me. The first was before the game when I wore GGG jerseys, both from Kazakhstan.
Others like Christy “Miner’s Daughter” Martin, 49-7-2 with 32 stops, who is a female boxing pioneer deserves credit although not the closest.
WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF champion Welter Colombia moves to Norway Cecilia “First Lady” Braekhus, 36-2 with 9 saves and 25 title defenses.
I even felt Jacqui “Sister Smoke” Frazier, 13-1 with 9 saves, beat Laila “She Be Stingin” Ali, 24-0 with 21 saves. After the fight, she was asked why she didn’t stop Frazier, and she said something like, “I can’t keep her out of my face!” For Martin, spending at least 15 pounds to fight Ali was a no-brainer when they signed.
The funny thing about Frazier and Ali is that Frazier has a big mouth, unlike Joe and Laila, who are quiet, unlike Muhammad.
In my view, Rijker is not only the greatest female boxer of all time, but also an avid commentator in the ring, and her short career has been a failure for women’s boxing.
As for Wolfe, she’s the hardest working female boxer I’ve ever seen, and seeing her first hand, even wreaks havoc with near-manly strength! She was the only one to beat heavyweight Wonda “All-American Girl” Ward, 23-1, with 17 saves. She also won a rematch against Valerie Mahfood, to whom she lost her seventh professional bout.
Today you have to credit Ireland’s Katie Taylor, 21-0 with six saves, holding all four belts in lightweight, and her final opponent is Amanda Serrano of New York, 43-2-1 with 30 saves, who deserves a rematch with Taylor. Her sister, Cindy “Checkmate” Serrano, 27-6-3 with 10 saves, is not in the same league but is a crowd pleaser.
The co-feature between Mikaela Mayer, 17-1, with 5 stops, and Alycia “The Bomb” Baumgardner, 13-1, with 7 stops, are two other good fights for boxing, and a rematch is “” Obligatory!”
Look no further than Shields, whose amateur and professional records are almost second to none, but let’s see a little more of her in just 13 fights to call her “the greatest female boxer of all.” age!”
I’d love to hear from you, and no, I don’t hate Shields, a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist for the United States; just let’s not go overboard with your comments!