Amanda Serrano heralds Claressa Shield’s as the GWOAT ahead of Katie Taylor clash

Claressa Shields and Katie Taylor is the greatest female fighter of all time according to Amanda Serrano.

Considering both fighters have backed up their amateur success with pro heroics whilst bringing the female side of the sport to the fore, both the Irish and American fighters seem to be involved a direct GWOAT shootout.

Taylor has never discussed GWOAT status, but considering she is massive on legacy there is no doubt it’s something she is motivated by.

Shields on the other hand has been vocal with regard to the fact she believes she is the best there is right now and the best there ever was.

Weight discrepancy means the pair will never get to settle the debate in the ring, but somewhat surprisingly Serrano has recently been keen on giving Shields the Greatest crown.

Considering the New York based Puerto Rican star is close to the two time Olympian it may seem an obvious statement to make.

However, in doing so, the seven weight world champion and unique talent in her own right ruins any chance of her being able to claim the throne.

‘The Real Deal’ is to fight Katie Taylor next in a bout being billed as the ‘biggest female fight of all time’. If she was to label trail blazer Taylor as the Queen of the boxing castle she could then assume the title if she recorded victory.

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However she has been strong in her belief the three weight world champion trumps the unified lightweight champ.

There is no questioning Shields achievements, talent and stock as a respected fighter. The Flint native, who was coached in Team USA by Wexford’s Billy Walsh, is certainly up there with the best and some will agree she is indeed number 1.

The fact boxing was in the Olympic’s because of Taylor and the Bray native has transformed the view of and finance generated in the female game gives her an out of the ring edge.

In terms of in the ring Irish-boxing.com have previously argued, that the likes of Serrano give the Brian Peter’s managed fighter the chance to steal ahead in the race.

Shields hasn’t quite got the rivals Taylor has, proved by the fact the two weight world champ for Wicklow is next to fight in the biggest female fight ever. Victory in that leads to a bout with the original GWOAT Cecilia Braekhaus and a potentially a massive rematch with Delfine Persoon.

Win all three of those high profile cross over appealing fights and Taylor standing should be next level.

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com