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“Do you think Claressa Shields plays tennis” – Fans give Ariel Helwani flak for declaring Katie Taylor the best female boxer, ‘GWOAT’ reacts

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Katie Taylor claimed Chantelle Cameron’s undisputed junior welterweight titles in their rematch on Saturday at the 3Arena in Dublin. With the win, e Irishwoman joined Claressa Shields as the only female boxer with undisputed titles in two-weight classes.

Reacting to Taylor’s monumental achievement, Ariel Helwani dubbed the 37-year-old the greatest female boxer of all time. In an Instagram post, the veteran MMA reporter wrote:

“I’m in awe of what I just witnessed. Fight of the year. Male or female. In a career full of defining, groundbreaking moments, doing this at home after what happened in May might top them all. Unbelievable. Greatest female boxer of all time. All hail @katie_t86.”

Claressa Shields

Helwai’s bold proclamation didn’t go down without contention. Fight fans flooded his comments section, arguing that Claressa Shields was ahead of the Irishwoman in the greatest of all-time discussion, even prompting a reaction from the ‘GWOAT’ herself.

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