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Logan and Jake Paul are ‘clowns’ and I’d ‘whoop their a** easily as they’re NOT real boxers’, claims Claressa Shields

LIGHT middleweight champ Claressa Shields has slammed Jake Paul and brother Logan’s move into boxing.

The YouTubers have caused a stir by opting to step inside the ring while calling out the likes of Conor McGregor and legend Floyd Mayweather.

Jake and Logan Paul have caused a stir by stepping inside the boxing ring
Claressa Shields has hit out at the Paul brothers

Logan, 26, has fought once professionally and suffered defeat to fellow Youtube star KSI.

Jake, 24, has enjoyed two wins inside the ring against fellow social media star AnEsonGib in January 2020 and former NBA player Nate Robinson in November.

On Saturday he takes on retired MMA scrapper Ben Askren at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Atlanta.

There has been plenty of trash talk surrounding the event and Shields has hit out at the ‘clown’s’ venture into boxing.

Speaking via the MyBettingSites.co.uk blog, the 26-year-old said: “I like when the older fighters come back, like Roy Jones versus Mike Tyson.

“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 boxer?

“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 kind of dumb stuff.

“He’s [Jake Paul] picking his fights to make it entertaining, 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.”

Shields has earned multiple world championships in three weight classes having won each of her 11 fights.

She has also won gold medals in the women’s middleweight division at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.

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