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Claressa Shields Threatens Legal Action Against Fans Amidst Sparring Footage Drama

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Claressa Shields, the current women’s IBF, WBA, WBC, and WBO world middleweight boxing champion, is currently threatening legal action against fans and networks after a video surfaced showing her being dropped in training by Arturs Ahmetovs, a retired male professional boxer with a record of 6-1-0.

Ahmetovs released the 2018 sparring footage on December 6, which showed him flooring Shields with a crisp jab-cross-hook combination.

Shields quickly took to X, alleging that Ahmetovs removed padding from his gloves after Shields “embarrassed him earlier that week.”

“I’ve never been Ko’d in 17 years and I’ve been dropped 2x all in a week of each other,” Shields continued in another post. “I have no shame in that. But for a male fighter to literally take the padding out his gloves, he’s a punk. Him and coach Derrick santos are bad for the sport!”

The discourse continued on Shield’s feed, with many fans reminding “the GWOAT” that she was getting her just desserts after past remarks that she would beat Keith Thurman and Gennadiy Golovkin in boxing.

Ultimately, Shields released a statement on her Instagram story, threatening legal action against fans and networks claiming she got KO’d in the footage.

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“Anybody or network post that sparring video from 5 years ago getting blocked and a defamation of character letter because I did not get KO’d I got knocked down by a b**** boy with no padding in his gloves.”

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