Claressa Shields Leaves No Doubt About Her Fighting Jake Paul
Before you think that Shields is out here trying to schedule a fight with Paul, I should add some context to what made the GWOAT say that. Shields was speaking at the press conference for her upcoming MMA fight against Abigail Montes on October 27th. A reporter asked her if she would ever want to fight on a Jake Paul undercard, that was a mistake.
Shields started her answer with four words, and a very clear message, "Don't ever disrespect me." The reporter claimed that he was not trying to disrespect Shields, but he was definitely trying to provoke her into an answer by bringing up Amanda Serrano. There's a low key feud between the two fighters, and Serrano actually did fight on the undercard of the last Jake Paul fight.
Shields handled herself the way that the greatest female boxer of all time should have. She not only blasted Serrano for taking such a small purse for the fight, but she also let everyone know that her skills are far beyond what Jake Paul could handle.
Fans of Shields boxing ability will have to wait to see her in the ring with gloves on. As of right now, there are no scheduled boxing matches for Shields. She will be making her second trip to the MMA octagon though coming up on October 27th.
Shields is working hard on making sure that the women in combat sports like boxing and MMA get paid fairly compared to their male counterparts. She is starting to gain the support of some big names, and even spent some time with Mike Tyson. The video below is such a cool moment featuring two of the greatest fighters of all time.