Undisputed junior middleweight champion Claressa Shields is holding her nose at the boxing matches involving Jake Paul and older brother Logan Paul.
The two Youtube stars are very popular on social media. Both have turned pro and have upcoming boxing clashes coming.
Logan Paul, who turned pro in 2019, is facing five division champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. in an exhibition fight in the summer.
Jake Paul turned pro last year and is 2-0 with 2 knockouts. He will return to the ring this Saturday night, when he faces MMA veteran Ben Askren in the main event of a pay-per-view card.
Shields has no interest in the recent run of boxing matches that involve social media stars, celebrities and retired athletes.
She's very confident in her ability to beat Jake Paul.
“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," Shields told MyBettingSites.co.uk.
"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 ass 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 boxing?
"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 sh!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."