Boxing superstar Claressa Shields has reacted to shocking claims made by Carlette Ewell that Alejandra Jimenez was born male and transitioned into a female.
Fans are clamouring to see a super-fight between world champions Claressa Shields and Alejandra Jimenez. Both women picked up huge victories this past weekend, and the bout seems the next logical step to take.
However, this past Tuesday, Carlette Ewell, a former boxing heavyweight champ, made some shocking claims. In a lengthy statement, the former champ says that Alejandra Jimenez was born a male and transitioned to a female, she believes the WBC is covering it up as they want to see the money fight between Jimenez and Shields.
Almost 24 hours later, and Shields has issued a statement on the shocking claims made about her likely upcoming opponent.
“I don’t know if this is true, but the WBC Boxing doesn’t even allow women to box 3 minute rounds, so why would they allow a man to change into a woman and box. Doesn’t seem logical. But paperwork would be nice.” Shields wrote on Twitter.
Carlette Ewell isn’t the only one to speak out against Alejandra Jimenez.
Franchón Crews-Dezurn, who fought and lost her world titles to Jimenez last Saturday, says there are “some very unsettling and suspicious factors” surrounding her recent opponent.
Fight fans, how do you feel about the latest drama in the world of women’s boxing? Who do you think will win the eventual showdown between Shields and Jimenez? Let us know in the comments section below.