‘Enjoy my skill’

CLARESSA SHIELDS says Floyd Mayweather will be flying in for her next bout in Wales.

The undisputed women’s two-division champion returned to the ring on February 5 against Ema Kozin.

Claressa Shields with Floyd Mayweather


Claressa Shields with Floyd MayweatherCredit: @claressashields2

The spotlight that night was Chris Eubank Jr, 32 years old, in a battle of hatred against middleweight rival Liam Williams, 29.

Prior to the event, Shields, 25, held an open-air workout in Mayweather’s Las Vegas Gym and even got some instructions from the boxing legend.

She told Sports sky: “Training with Floyd Mayweather has boosted my confidence even further.

“He’s enjoyed my skill and strength and he said he’s going to fly to the UK to watch this game. So I’m definitely looking to put on a great performance.

“If I had to use one word for this camp, it would be: uncomfortable. I made sure I got out of my comfort zone for this fight.

“I made sure I had all of my gear and going to the Mayweather Boxing Club really honed those tools.”


Mayweather44, was the last person in the UK to see Anthony Joshua, 32, knock out Kubrat Pulev, 40, in December 2020.

Retired American, negotiating for an exhibition in Dubai with Kicks ‘Money Kicks of 20-year-old Youtuber’‘, currently being coached by Gerald Tucker.

Tucker has also worked with Adrien Broner, 32, former UFC champion Tyron Woodley, 39, and served as Shields’ assistant coach before her return.

And he drew parallels between all four battle stars, considered masters of their craft.

Tucker told SunSport: “Everybody I work with is brilliant; Floyd is widely regarded as one of, if not the best, AB as the youngest four-division champion in boxing history.

Training with Floyd Mayweather has boosted my confidence even further. He enjoyed my skill and strength and he said he would fly to the UK to watch this match.

Claressa Shields

“Tyron, he is a Hall of Fame heavyweight from the UFC and Claressa is undisputed twice in two different divisions.

“She also has two gold medals in the Olympics. So what I realized with all of them is that their mentality is that hard work comes first.

“People have different reasons why they want it and they work hard in different ways, they compete in different ways.

“I get to see the genius in all of them and they all remind me of each other.

“They’re willing to push their body over where it wants to go, for it to become spiritual.”

Claressa Shields trains at Floyd Mayweather's gym


Claressa Shields trains at Floyd Mayweather’s gymCredit: Sean Jorgensen/Salita . Promotion ‘Enjoy my skill’

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