Laila Ali has been retired from the world of boxing for 13 years. However, the champs says she’ll step back into the ring and fight the current female boxing (self-proclaimed) GWOAT, Claressa Shields, IF the money is right.
Ali was on First Take talking BIG smack when asked about Shields and her proclamation of being the greatest woman (boxer) of all time. Over the last year, Shields has called out Ali several times saying she could take on the former champ AND take her down. But, on Friday morning Laila reminded folks that she’s had 21 knock outs and that she’s more than happy to make that 22, if she can secure the bag.
— kingi6 (@Kingi6ix) February 21, 2020
Instantly, Laila Ali was trending on Twitter with folks super hype for the hypothetical fight.
Laila Ali said she hasn’t fought in 13 years, but she’ll knock a bitch out for the right price! And she was not playin!!!! 24-0 and 21 knockouts! Shiiiitttttt…..
— BIG MAMA🍯 (@heLUVZkeke) February 21, 2020
I’m all for Laila Ali coming out of retirement if that bag right … there’s no way she shouldn’t be making almost 8mil for this fight
— TMZ_Levi (@GOAToverthinker) February 21, 2020
If Laila Ali comes out of retirement, I’ll gladly pay for ppv😆
— Namikaze⚡️ (@KC_Alyiah) February 21, 2020
Bruh if Laila Ali comes outta retirement, I’m buying that fight. She on First Take and she CLEARLY wants ALL the smoke with Clarissa Shields. Got me at the office hyped for a hypothetical fight bro
— Marcus Butler (@JAG_ninetyfive) February 21, 2020
Laila Ali basically said: Since homegirl keeps calling me out & no female boxer has ever made a million. I'll come out of retirement if the bag is right, just to knock a bitch head off.
— 8:24 (@KingLetty_) February 21, 2020
Laila Ali said lets cut the small talk show me the bag and I'll come out of retirement…..fight party at my spot when it go down! pic.twitter.com/AhFtk3XNek
— It's the shoes (@carlton_banks5) February 21, 2020
Look, we agree, this fight definitely deserves and million dollar (or more!) purse and we’d definitely be here for it. Claressa Shields, you’re move!