Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall went confront to facial area and argued after the American’s victorious British isles debut.
Shields gained a unanimous determination above Ema Kozin in Cardiff on Saturday to retain her IBF, WBA and WBC middleweight championship and edge a action nearer to experiencing WBO titleholder Marshall.
Marshall mockingly yawned and pretended to slide asleep in the course of Shields’ general performance – they then rowed later on.
“If you perform like that against me, I am going to definitely wipe the ground with you,” Marshall warned.
Shields shouted: “I’m not worried of you. You didn’t come to The united states. I came below!”
Marshall: “Wind your neck in.”
Shields: “I am chasing you.”
Marshall: “Individuals were going for walks out [during your fight!] It was embarrassing.”
Shields experienced reported: “The female I want is Marshall. That is why I am here. She appreciates that.”
Tempers flared as Shields received into Marshall’s face and the rivals experienced to be separated.
Promoter Ben Shalom said: “It truly is up to me to make the major women’s combat of all time.”
Marshall must 1st defend her belt towards Femke Hermans on March 12, stay on Sky Sports activities.
Shields had thoroughly dominated her opponent Kozin and came close to securing the stoppage by way of her swift-hearth punches and overall body pictures.
In the closing rounds Shields was in a position to abandon her possess defence and hunt for the knockout but Kozin bravely hung on.
“I thought there were being a lot of moments wherever the referee should have stopped it,” Shields reported.
“I give myself an A-. The only factor I did not do was get the damn knockout!
“She took six, 7, eight shots with no responding. I believed her corner might have stopped it.”
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Natasha Jonas vs Ewa Piatkowska – WBO super-welterweight title
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Saturday February 26 in Glasgow
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed tremendous-light-weight titles
Nick Campbell vs Jay McFarlane – Scottish heavyweight title
Saturday March 5 in Fresno
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Saturday March 12 in Newcastle
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