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Promoter: Chances of Claressa Shields vs. Amanda Nunes in 2020

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It seems like everybody from outside the UFC wants a piece of future Hall of Famer, UFC double champion, Amanda ‘The Lioness’ Nunes.

After being associated with a cross promotion rematch against former opponent Cris Cyborg, a cross sport opportunity has showed up as Nunes has been linked with a fight against multiple time boxing champion Claressa Shields. Speaking with TMZ, Shields’ promoter Dmitriy Salita claimed the fight may happen in 2020.

Promoter: Chances of Claressa Shields vs. Amanda Nunes in 2020 - Nunes

“I think sometime in the next six to 12 months,” Salita said. “I think both ladies need to embrace it and talk about it, and there needs to be a real plan to make it happen, and to make it the biggest possible event it could be.

“Claressa wants to be a two-sport star. We’ve just been really building her strategically – her fanbase, her brand – and Claressa is really carrying the women’s sport of boxing on her shoulders.”

The idea obviously showing resemblance to McGregor vs. Mayweather super fight back in August 2017. Salita believes this fight could serve the same for women in combat sports.

“It’s definitely something we’re very interested in,” Salita said. “I was actually at the Mayweather-McGregor fight and followed the build-up, and it was really a phenomenal event. And wouldn’t it be tremendous for women’s sport, for women’s boxing, for women’s MMA, to have two superstars from each one of these categories, from each one of these combat sports, compete in this super event?”

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