August 26, 2016
August 26, 2016
Michael Conlan

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  1. Claressa Shields

Sooner or later a professional promoter is going to have to make serious effort to push women’s boxing. If Ronda Rousey can turn women’s UFC into an event, surely boxing can have the same. Shields is the perfect candidate to lead the sport forward in the US. She’s aggressive, powerful, she wants to have a tear-up and fights like a pro. Plus she is America’s first ever two-time Olympic boxing gold medallist. Why not stage Shields versus Savannah Marshall, who remains the only boxer to beat Claressa, a defeat Shields has never avenged?

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