Shakur Stevenson Rips Jake Paul for His Comments on Claressa Shields

Published 10/31/2021, 12:35 PM EDT
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – May 25: Team USA boxer Shakur Stevenson hits the bag during a demonstration at the U.S. Olympic Training Center May 25, 2016. Stevenson had sensors in his gloves that contained 3-d accelerometers and 3-d gyroscopes that measured frequency, force and effort exerted. (Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)


The newly crowned WBO Junior lightweight champion Shakur Stevenson has berated Jake Paul. Paul went on a Twitter rant after Claressa Shields lost her second MMA bout to Abigail Montes in the PFL. It all started when Shields said in an interview that she would ‘beat up’ Paul in a boxing match.

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Following her loss, Paul had a field day on Twitter trolling Shields. Shakur Stevenson is a close friend of Claressa Shields. Stevenson reacted to the comments made by Jake Paul towards Shields when he came on the SiriusXM Fight Nation podcast.

“I feel like when Jake Paul was saying that, I don’t understand how he could talk.”

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“Like he went and talked shit to her and it’s like she actually fighting MMA people. Like she fought some people that actually do MMA. Everybody that Jake Paul goes fighting in the boxing ring he has not fought one real boxer yet. First fight was against a YouTuber, the other one was against a wrestler I think.”

“The next one was against an MMA fighter. He never fought one real boxer yet, so I don’t understand how he even have the right to talk shit to Claressa Shields,” he said.

Stevenson is on cloud nine right now as the WBO champion after he put on a dominant display against Jamel Herring. However, he already has his eyes set on his next fight.

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Shakur Stevenson wants Gervonta Davis next 

Fighting the top dogs in his division is not something Shakur Stevenson will shy away from. In an interview with TMZ, he revealed that he would not mind fighting Teofimo Lopez or Devin Haney next. However, his dream match up would be against ‘Tank’.

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Stevenson wants to fight Gervonta Davis next because he believes that they both are the best in their division. Stevenson feels a fight between the two is a best vs best fight. The two top dogs of the division fighting it out for becoming the top dog.

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Who do you think Shakur Stevenson should fight next? Is he the best in his division?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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