Three-division boxing world champion Claressa Shields is known for challenging anybody. And recently, she claimed that YouTube boxer Jake Paul has not spoken to her since he rejected her sparring offer.
The two-division undisputed champion Shields has been beefing with YouTuber Jake Paul ever since he outed her team for asking to be featured on his undercard. This prompted the boxing champion’s ire which led to her claiming that she could beat Paul should the pair share a ring.
And now she claimed that Paul has rejected a sparring offer against her, even though there is $100,000 on the line.
“I told him that we could spar for $100,000 and whoever wins gets that $100,000. He didn’t want to spar against me. And I’ve actually seen Jake Paul in person two or three times but he didn’t say anything. I’m not a fan of him. I do think he’s funny. He should be like a comedian or something,” Shields told GiveMeSport.
She then further detailed his feud with the YouTuber, claiming Paul badmouthed her following her first MMA loss last year.
“But I’m not a fan of the dude. I think what he’s doing in boxing and bringing more eyes is great. But I just can’t get jiggy with the whole thing like his attitude sucks. He started talking s*** after I lost my MMA fight by split decision and he was trying to big up the other girl who beat me and I was like dude you didn’t even say congratulations when I won my first MMA fight.”
“He didn’t congratulate me on all of my achievements in women’s boxing. He doesn’t have any respect for the sport to me. So I’ve never really liked the dude. He tried to call a truce and apologise or whatever the case may be but no f**k that apology.”
Shields herself is no stranger to calling for fights against male fighters. Back in 2019, after she unified the female middleweight belts against Christina Hammer, she named fighters that she think she could beat.
In the list of names, she named former welterweight champion Keith Thurman and the reigning middleweight champion Gennadiy Golovkin.