Claressa Shields agrees to go on date with Sunny Edwards, if he wins his next fight

Claressa Shields has agreed to go on a dinner date with Sunny Edwards, if he beats Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez.

Britain’s IBF flyweight world champion has signed to fight the American WBO king in a unification later this year.


America’s Shields is the undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO middleweight world championCredit: Lawrence Lustig/BOXXER
England's Edwards is the IBF flyweight world champion


England’s Edwards is the IBF flyweight world championCredit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom

The fight is expected to take place in November or December and has been much discussed in the boxing world in recent months.

Back in April, undisputed middleweight world champion Shields weighed in on the debate as she tweeted: “RODRIGUEZ STOPS HIM IN EIGHT.”

Edwards was far from offended by this prediction.

Instead he saw an opportunity and tweeted back: “If he don’t, do I get to take you out?”

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Shields initially replied: “You ain’t got a chance Sunny boy.”

However, now that the fight has been signed, the self-proclaimed GWOAT (Greatest Woman Of All Time) has changed her tune.

Shields told iFL TV on Saturday: “I’m a woman of my word. Okay, if Sunny wins, sure, we can go on a date.

“I’ll sit across the table from him, eat some food, talk some s***.

“Why not? I’m a single woman now.

“On Twitter I don’t even know where it came from, I just started getting all these mentions.

“He tweeted and I’m like, ‘What the hell is going on here?’

“But sure, if he beats Bam, I guess that’ll be great motivation for him – to have the chance to take the GWOAT out to dinner.

“If he wins, I’ll go on a date with him, for sure.”

Asked if they will go to Nando’s, Shields answered: “Nando’s is the place to go, but if he knows anywhere better, tell him that the flight and everything is on him, he has to fly me over.

“Or he can come to America, we can go to one of my spots or whatever, it’d be cool.

“If he wins.

“But I’m a fan of Sunny Edwards, he’s pretty funny if anything, but sure, why not?”

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Upon seeing these comments, Edwards tweeted: “It’s a deal @Claressashields.

“I don’t know about a Nando’s though, my dates normally take the full weekend.”

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