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Jake Paul vs. Claressa Shields: Leg Kick Comparison

Published 01/08/2022, 8:00 AM EST

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A comparison between Jake Paul and Claressa Shields may not stand legitimate in the real professional world. The idea of cross-gender bouts has been debatable several times, with a few regional organizations putting them into the display. But pro-combat seems miles away from hosting it. Even though Shields has wanted to face ‘The Problem Child’ in a cage or ring, it’s still a bizarre concept to the traditional fight fans.

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A two-sport athlete, Claressa Shields is an undefeated three-weight world champion in boxing. She has also begun her MMA career with PFL simultaneously. Meanwhile, social media star-turned boxer Jake Paul is 5-0 in the ring, with 4 KOs against debutant contenders. Interestingly, Paul’s social media fame has helped him remain in the news and he is grabbing more attention than many of the A-listed combatants.


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Despite all the fame, Paul may have a real hard time if put on a similar scale with Claressa Shields’ combat abilities. ‘The GWOAT’ has several years of experience in boxing and her resume shall overshadow Paul’s at this point. But what if they are judged under MMA parameters?

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Paul has teased his entry into the MMA world several times. After feuding with UFC honcho Dana White, ‘The Problem Child’ was spotted displaying his leg kicks. Although his UFC debut is nowhere close to happening now, the future can store some surprises for the combat sports fans. Well, we can already begin predicting his chances in the cage, especially after watching him throw kicks in an intriguing clip. We can start comparing Paul’s fight quality with Claressa Shields’.

Who has more power and better guidance? Jake Paul or Claressa Shields?

‘The GWOAT’ Claressa Shields began training at Jackson wink MMA, before entering the PFL cage. She trained with UFC stars like Jon Jones and Holly Holm, fetching top-tier advice from the best kickboxers of the game. A year back, we saw Holly Holm honing Shields, the technique of several leg kicks.

From front kick to the body, inside leg kick, outside leg kick, and stand up positions, ‘The Preachers Daughter’ passed her knowledge to Claressa Shields, which proved beneficial when she entered the MMA cage and staged a successful debut. While we are all aware of The GWOAT’s power, she didn’t reflect the same during her training with Holly Holm. Neither did the former UFC champion. It was a technical showdown as Shields grasped the knowledge pretty early.


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In Jake Paul’s latest video, he claimed it to be his first day at leg-kicking training, ‘The Problem Child’ posted about it on Twitter and he looked impressive. The 24-year-old threw outside kicks to the pad, and he hit them with precision and power. Paul also staged PFL MMA and Bellator MMA. He can make a transition to the MMA cage soon and after being avoided by White, he can turn towards the other MMA promotions.

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While Paul’s latest act is applaudable, he is still nowhere close to Shields. Unless offered those actions in a pro-combat fight, it’s bizarre to analyze Jake Paul’s kickboxing skills.


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As for his pugilism, he has not faced a professional boxer yet. He is still hunting down MMA fighters in the ring and needs to do a lot more before putting himself in a similar position with Shields and other world champions.



Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.