Claressa Shields Gets Honest About Getting Knocked Down By ‘Professional Hedbutter’ Hanna Gabriels In the First Fight
Claressa Shields is a top name in the female boxing industry. The Undisputed Middleweight Champion will soon step into the boxing ring…
Claressa Shields is a top name in the female boxing industry. The Undisputed Middleweight Champion will soon step into the boxing ring to face her next opponent Maricela Cornejo. Earlier, she was going to face former champion Hanna Gabriels in their second showdown but she was withdrawn after missing the weight. Recently, Shields gave her honest opinion on Hanna Gabriels who knocked her out during their first encounter. Follow Boxing News Updates with InsideSport.IN.
Claressa Shields gets honest about getting knocked out by Hanna Gabriels
Back in 2018, Claressa Shields and Hanna Gabriels faced each other for the WBA and IBF female middleweight titles. This bout lasted for 10 rounds eventually, Sheilds pinning her victory in the end. However, the match also saw Claressa getting knocked down during the fight against Gabriels. During her recent interview with InsideSport, the current undisputed middleweight champion gave her honest opinion on her last encounter with Hanna Gabriels.
“I haven’t been frustrated at all with her being able to get a first-round knockdown. It would be different if she knocked me down and she won the fight. Then I would be upset. But she knocked me down and I continued to fight and won the rest of the rounds. So I don’t care about that.”
Later, the 28-year-old fighter explained that she doesn’t like Hanna Gabriels’ behavior outside the ring. She said Gabriels has continued to mock her during interviews and social media which is completely opposite when they meet in person. Also, she mentioned how the former four-division champion has been mean towards her following their last encounter.
It is a heated battle between the two ladies as they will be facing one another in the future once again. Currently, Shields will be facing Maricela Cornejo this Saturday, June 3rd for the Undisputed Middleweight titles.
Shields vs Cornejo official match card
- Claressa Shields vs Maricela Cornejo; Undisputed Women’s world middleweight titles
- Ardreal Holmes Jr vs Wendy Toussaint; Light middleweight
- Da’velle Smith vs Kahydlian Woods; Middleweight
- Joseph Hicks vs Antonio Todd; Middleweight
- Marlon Harrington vs Gheith Mohammed; Light middleweight
- Joshua James Pagan vs Ronnell Burnett; Super lightweight
- Vernon Webber vs Fern. Rod. Simoes de Almeida; Cruiserweight
- Sarah Liegmann vs Carisse Brown; Women’s featherweight
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