“I, Claressa Shields, will whoop Jake Paul’s ass! He can come in the ring weighing 180 pounds and I will come weighing 168 and I will beat the s**t out of him!”
Yup, that’s one of the greatest female boxers ever … telling TMZ Sports she’s ready to humble the YouTube superstar and show him what it’s like to go up against a REAL fighter!!
TMZ spoke with the champ about the recent Paul and Nate Robinson fight … and she says they made a “mockery” of the sport because there are actual boxers who should have gotten the chance to fight under a Tyson and Jones Jr. card instead of social media stars and NBA players.
The 25-year-old says it’s smart for Jake to keep calling out non-pro boxers … but guarantees the dude would get exposed against a real fighter.
“Jake Paul is making his money, he’s doing his thing, but stay away from us real fighters,” Shields says.
“And anybody out there that say ‘Oh, Jake Paul will destroy her because she’s a woman’, … I’m the greatest woman! So, no, Jake Paul won’t do nothing with me and if he think he can, he can come see me.”
Shields says she’s not talkin’ sparring, either — she would take Paul on in a real fight … and donate her earnings to the water crisis in her hometown of Flint, Michigan.
As for what the boxing world would think of the potential matchup, Shields thinks people would still take Paul just because he’s a dude.
“I’ve been boxing for 14 years, 2 Olympics but they would still give Jake Paul the nod because he’s a man. And it’s like, you guys don’t know nothing!”
Only one way to find out …
George Foreman Says He’ll Train Nate Robinson To Beat Jake Paul In Boxing Rematch
“[Jake Paul] had too much talent for Nate Robinson. I’d like to get Nate down here for a few weeks and train him and get a rematch.”
That’s 71-year-old boxing legend George Foreman — fresh off watching 23-year-old Paul DOMINATE Robinson on the Tyson-Jones Jr. undercard last weekend — offering to train the ex-NBA star for a rematch with the popular YouTuber.
Most people say 36-year-old Robinson — who was finished with a devastating KO punch in the 2nd round — should NEVER fight again.
Not Foreman — the 2x World Heavyweight Champ who faced Muhammad Ali and beat Joe Frazier (and so many other heavyweights) — who says Robinson has untapped talent.
“I can turn him into a 5, 6 round fighter in no-time flat. Make him do what I say,” Foreman says.
“He may not want to box again, but I wouldn’t want him to leave without doing a better show than he put on. You don’t wanna go on like that.”
Of course, it’s highly unlikely Nate would get an immediate rematch. Paul wants to fight Conor McGregor … and everyone from Antonio Tarver to Evander Kane has called out the YT star.
Down the road … why not?
If it happens, real talk — does Foreman actually believe he can train Robinson to beat the dude who just whooped him??
We asked George.
“I can. I can.”