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Claressa Shields: 'Not Relevant' Laila Ali Asked for $5M in Fight Negotiations

Claressa Shields: 'Not Relevant' Laila Ali Asked for $5M in Fight Negotiations

Claressa Shields will "do whatever" to set up a fight against Laila Ali, but the undefeated title-holder claimed Ali is asking for $5 million in order to step into the boxing ring with her:

"I'm the current reigning world champion," Shields tweeted, in part.

However, she has not fought since Feb. 3, 2007, when she defeated Gwendolyn O'Neil in a technical knockout for the WBC world female super middle title and WIBA world super middle title.

Ali retired in 2007 but told ESPN's First Take last month she would consider coming out of retirement to fight Shields:

Per ESPN's Dan Rafael, with a win Shields would become the first female undisputed champion in two divisions in boxing history.

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