The best pound-for-pound female boxer on the planet has achieved virtually all there is to achieve, but now she sees a new challenge that has sparked her interest.
The Unified middleweight/junior middleweight champion is confident that she would batter YouTube superstar Jake Paul and show him what it’s like to go up against a real boxer.
“I, Claressa Shields, will whoop Jake Paul’s ass! He can come in the ring weighing 180-pounds and I will come weighing 168 and I will beat the sh-t out of him,” Shields told TMZ Sports.
Shields recently spoke to TMZ and stated that Paul and NBA veteran Nate Robinson made a “mockery” of the sport because there are actual boxers who should have gotten the chance to fight on the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones undercard instead of social media stars and NBA players.
Paul brutally knocked out Robinson in two rounds.
“Jake Paul is making his money, he’s doing his thing, but stay away from us real fighters,” Shields says.
“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.”
As well as winning two Olympic Gold medals in 2016 and then 2020, Shields has also won multiple titles at three different weight categories to cement her status at the top of the Ring Magazine rankings.
“I’ve been boxing for 14 years, 2 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,” Shields said.