Alicia Napoleon had some strong statements regarding divisional rival Claressa Shields when speaking to Sirius XM Boxing Radio recently.
Napoleon, 32, currently holds the WBA version to Shields WBC and IBF belts at the super-middleweight limit ahead of what could be a massive collision between the pair down the line.
As Shields prepares to move down in weight to become a two-weight world title holder, Napoleon had some words of advice for the Olympic heroine.
Below are some excerpts from Napoleon’s interview:
“I should put down everybody in the division. She acts like she’s the greatest woman in the world and in the sport. She needs to remember what built up someone who’s great are other greats around them…
… She needs to be careful of her pride, her attitude and be a little bit more humble and greatful and help women….
… She doesn’t need to be best friends with everybody, but she does a lot of trash talking which I think hurts the sport for women in general….
… Everybody can be beaten. Just need that one shot or that one day that might not be your moment. Anything and everything is possible, good or bad…
… I want that opportunity (to fight her) and that opportunity will come. I’m one of the best. That’s what boxing is, seeing the best fight the best.”
Listen to Alicia Napeleon on Sirius XM here: https://twitter.com/SiriusXMBoxing/status/1008860564918063104
At the Fights airs Mondays and Fridays from 6-8p ET on the first and only nationally-broadcast combat radio channel SiriusXM RUSH 93.
The show is hosted by former New York State athletic commissioner Randy Gordon and former #1-ranked Heavyweight contender Gerry Cooney.