Claressa Shields says she would easily beat 'clown show' Jake Paul

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Claressa Shields admitted she has enjoyed some of the sideshow cards put on and being planned for the future, but only for the spectacle of legends such as Mike Tyson lacing the gloves back on, and not because of 'clown shows' like Logan Paul and Jake Paul.

Shields remains unbeaten in professional boxing, has won world titles at three different weights, unified two of those divisions and is set to also debut in mixed martial arts later this year.

However she told MyBettingSites.co.uk that she does not approve of the Pauls disrespecting the hard work that goes into 'the sweet science'.

“I like when the older fighters come back, like Roy Jones versus Mike Tyson," she began. "I think Jake Paul and his brother are more like clown shows, to be honest. But they’re making money, they’re using their platforms, but it’s not real boxing. 

"Respect to them for training, I guess - but I'd much rather see Mike Tyson versus Evander Holyfield or something. I don’t want to see Floyd beat up Logan Paul but Floyd can do whatever he wants, he’s accomplished everything so he gets to call his own shots - it’s just something I don't want to see.
“No-one’s ever mentioned an exhibition to me because they know I do real fights - I would whoop Jake Paul’s a— though, just because he thinks boxing is easy. I saw him do an interview recently where he said YouTube is harder than boxing. What - being a Youtube star is harder than being a boxing? 

"He said something about posting to YouTube for 800 days straight. Big whoop, you posted a video. Do you understand what it takes to become a boxing world champion? I have trained more than 800 days. Putting up a video, for one it’s free. 

"You just post this s—t, the internet is doing the hard work, you’re not doing nothing. So for him to say YouTube is harder than boxing, I was like man, people are giving him a platform to say all kinds of dumb stuff."

With Jake boxing former UFC competitor Ben Askren this weekend, Shields went on to offer her thoughts on what may happen.
“He’s [Jake Paul] picking his fights to make it entertaining," she said. "I don’t know how Ben Askren box, I have no idea.

"I know he’s been inside the cage before, he had a good record, so hopefully he has enough boxing skills to beat Jake Paul but who knows. Ben is known as a wrestler I think."

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