Eubank Jr vs Williams: Savannah Marshall mocks 'embarrassing' Claressa Shields fight

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Claressa Shields produced a dominant performance against the previously unbeaten Ema Kozin on Saturday night to retain her WBA, WBC, IBF and Ring magazine middleweight titles.

The US star outboxed her Slovenian opponent over ten rounds as the two went head-to-head on the Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams card in Cardiff.

Shields was declared the winner after the judges ruled a 100-90 scoring to mark a perfect professional UK debut for the GWOAT.

Despite a stunning performance from Shields inside the ring, it’s what happened after the fight that really sparked conversation.

British fighter Savannah Marshall was in attendance, watching her potential upcoming opponent defend her titles.

During the bout, the WBO middleweight champion mocked Shields by yawning and pretending to fall asleep.

After the GWOAT claimed her victory, the two stars clashed, adding even more fuel to what could be a fiery meeting between the two this summer.

Promoter Ben Shalom congratulated Shields and hyped up the looming fight between the two middleweights by claiming Marshall is the only fighter who “has what it takes” to beat the US trailblazer.

CARDIFF, WALES – FEBRUARY 05: Claressa Shields celebrates victory with their belts after the WBO, WBA, IBO AND WBF Women’s Middleweight Title fight between Claressa Shields and Erna Kozin at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff on February 05, 2022 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Huw Fairclough/Getty Images)

Despite the two women sharing a fist bump of respect after the match, it didn’t stop tensions from bubbling as they exchanged insults.

“If you perform like that against me I’ll absolutely wipe the floor with you,” Marshall goaded, getting stuck straight in.

“I’m not scared of you. You didn’t come to America. I came here!” Shields hit back.

Marshall criticised the GWOAT’s performance against Kozin, claiming “people were walking out” during the fight, which she slammed as being “embarrassing.”

Shields then flexed on her Olympic success and asked Marshall where her medals were.

CARDIFF, WALES – FEBRUARY 05: Claressa Shields argues with Savannah Marshall ringside after the WBO, WBA, IBO AND WBF Women’s Middleweight Title fight between Claressa Shields and Erna Kozin at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff on February 05, 2022 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Huw Fairclough/Getty Images)

The US fighter won gold at the 2012 and 2016 Games, making her the first American boxer in history to win consecutive Olympic medals.

But despite her impressive achievements, Shields has just the one loss on her record in her entire boxing career, and that came at the hands of Marshall.

A grudge match between these two fighters has been bubbling and Shalom has teased for “the greatest women’s fight of all time” to take place this June.

St James’ Park, Newcastle United Football Club’s home ground, has been touted as the potential venue for the blockbuster clash.

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