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Claressa Shields admitted she has loved a number of the latest sideshows in boxing, however just for the spectacle of legends equivalent to Mike Tyson lacing the gloves again on and never due to “clown reveals” like Jake and Logan Paul.
Shields stays unbeaten in skilled boxing, has gained world titles at three totally different weights, unified two of these divisions and is about to debut in combined martial arts later this 12 months.
She advised MyBettingSites.co.uk that she doesn’t approve of the Pauls disrespecting the exhausting work that goes into “the candy science.”
“I like when the older fighters come again, like Roy Jones versus Mike Tyson,” she stated. “I feel Jake Paul and his brother are extra like clown reveals, to be trustworthy. However they’re being profitable, they’re utilizing their platforms, however it’s not actual boxing.
“Respect to them for coaching, I suppose, however I’d a lot slightly see Mike Tyson versus Evander Holyfield or one thing. I don’t wish to see Floyd beat up Logan Paul, however Floyd can do no matter he needs. He’s completed the whole lot so he will get to name his personal pictures. It’s simply one thing I don’t wish to see.
“Nobody’s ever talked about an exhibition to me as a result of they know I do actual fights. I might whoop Jake Paul’s a–, although, simply because he thinks boxing is simple. I noticed him do an interview just lately the place he stated YouTube is tougher than boxing. What? Being a YouTube star is tougher than being a boxer?
“He stated one thing about posting to YouTube for 800 days straight. Large whoop, you posted a video. Do you perceive what it takes to change into a boxing world champion? I’ve skilled greater than 800 days. Placing up a video, for one it’s free.
“You simply put up this s—. The web is doing the exhausting work, you’re not doing nothing. So for him to say YouTube is tougher than boxing, I used to be like man, individuals are giving him a platform to say every kind of dumb stuff.”
With Jake Paul boxing former UFC competitor Ben Askren this weekend, Shields went on to supply her ideas on what would possibly occur.
“He’s (Jake Paul) choosing his fights to make it entertaining,” she stated. “I don’t know the way Ben Askren bins, I do not know. I do know he’s been contained in the cage earlier than, he had a superb document, so hopefully he has sufficient boxing expertise to beat Jake Paul however who is aware of? Ben is named a wrestler, I feel.”