Claressa Shields goes off on Jake Paul … once more
Don’t ask two-time Olympic boxing champion, Claressa Shields, about Jake Paul.
On the PFL Championship media day, somebody requested Shields what she thought in regards to the YouTuber turned boxer and it acquired ugly fairly rapidly.
“What has Jake Paul executed that’s so nice to the place he will get to be the primary occasion pay-per-view on Showtime, however I don’t?” Shields mentioned. “I gotta battle underneath him. That’s the factor, it’s like I really earned my alternative. They’re simply giving it to him. They’re like, ‘Hey, you’re Jake Paul, you’ve acquired one million subscribers on YouTube, you and your brother get to battle foremost occasion on Showtime.’”
The Paul brothers have headlined quite a few big-time boxing playing cards currently making double (At the least) what Shields will get boxing and it’s clear she may be very conscious of the unfairness of the set-up.
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“That’s trash,” she mentioned. “I actually earned my spot and by no means was given a possibility. That’s what pisses me off. It’s probably not Jake Paul, it’s extra like how dare they offer him the chance that I earned. I fought the primary occasion on Showtime six occasions, sold-out arenas for Showtime, and nonetheless would get the ‘We don’t assume you’re sufficiently big to battle on pay-per-view.’ Get out of right here. It’s crap. That’s why I might by no means battle on the undercard of him or no one else who haven’t earned it. In the event that they’re not a world champion, Errol Spence, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Terence Crawford, even Shakur Stevenson, in the event that they not underneath them I’m not combating on no undercard of no different males.”
Shields made her leap to MMA and debuted at PFL the place she defeated Britney Elkin through a third-round TKO. She’ll step again into the cage for her sophomore look on the PFL Championship on Wednesday, Oct. 27 dwell on ESPN+ and ESPN2.
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