Boxing virtuoso Claressa Shields, who just stepped foot into the MMA contingent, has called out YouTuber-cum-boxer Jake Paul and has promised to “beat the s***” out of him.
Former undisputed female middleweight champion of the world and the current WBC and WBO female light middleweight titleholder, Claressa Shields (10-0, 2 KOs) is regarded as one of the greatest boxing superstars of all time.
The two-time Olympic gold medallist, who just signed a non-tourney lightweight multi-fight contract with Professional Fighters League (PFL) on 30th November, has made a daunting statement at Jake Paul, claiming she will completely outmatch the YouTuber inside the ring.
Stay away from us real fighters” Claressa Shields asserts absolute domination in a fight against Jake Paul
Jake Paul has recently garnered attention in the boxing community after the recent match against former NBA icon Nate Robinson where the YouTube star knocked Robinson out cold, marking the second straight victory in his pro boxing career.
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However for Claressa, who recently vocalized the unequal treatment of female boxers, has openly called Jake out, daring him to steer clear from ‘real fighters’ like herself and other pugilists.
“I, Claressa Shields, will whoop Jake Paul’s ass,” the boxing champion said in an interview with TMZ Sports, “he can come in the ring weighing 180lb and I will come weighing 168 and I will beat the s**t out of him.”
“Jake Paul is making his money, he’s doing his thing, but stay away from us real fighters.”
Claressa even stated that the difference in gender will give Jake no advantage: “and anybody out there that say ‘Oh, Jake Paul will destroy her because she’s a woman’… I’m the greatest woman! So, no, Jake Paul won’t do nothing with me and if he think he can, he can come see me.”
Following the announcement of the super exhibition fight between Floyd Mayweather and Jake’s brother Logan Paul, Claressa took to Twitter to propose a ‘beat up’ of Jake Paul for the ‘CULTURE’.
— ClaressaT-rexShields (@Claressashields) December 7, 2020
While a card between a male and a female boxer is a far cry for any boxing board, Claressa wants a full-fledged bout against the 23-year-old inside the ring.
“I’ve been boxing for 14 years, two Olympics, but they would still give Jake Paul the nod because he’s a man. And it’s like: you guys don’t know nothing,” added Claressa.