Valentina Shevchenko Ridicules Jake Paul’s Boxing Skills-Says She Will Knock Him Out in Zero Seconds

Published 09/24/2021, 7:12 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 20: Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan poses on the scale during the UFC 255 weigh-in at UFC APEX on November 20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko is set to take on Lauren Murphy this weekend at UFC 266. The title fight will take place in the co-main event of the pay-per-view. Ahead of the event, fighters appeared at the pre-fight press conference of the card, and Shevchenko was asked about her assessment of Jake Paul.

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The YouTuber has made a name for himself in the world of boxing. He is currently 4-0 as a professional, having managed to get wins over former UFC veterans like Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley. After knocking out the former Bellator MMA and ONE Championship welterweight champion Askren, Paul earned a split decision against the former UFC welterweight kingpin, Tyron Woodley.

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However, ‘Bullet’ is not very impressed with Paul’s skills. When asked how long it would take for her and her sister Antonina to finish the Paul brothers Jake and Logan in a fight, Shevchenko said, “Zero seconds. Not even one second.”

Shevchenko is one of the greatest female fighters to grace the UFC Octagon. Her dominance at the 125 lbs division is nothing short of legendary. Whether she can add yet another title defense to her record with a win over Murphy this weekend remains to be seen.

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Valentina Shevchenko vs Lauren Murphy: What to expect?

Shevchenko has a complete arsenal of varied skill sets. However, Murphy believes the champion hasn’t fought anybody like her. But if one goes through the champion’s record, it’s clear that she has faced various stylistic threats and has looked phenomenal regardless of her opponent. So, it’s tough to find a genuine reason Murphy could pose a serious threat.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 24: (L-R) Lauren Murphy punches Liliya Shakirova of Uzbekistan in their women’s flyweight bout during the UFC 254 event on October 24, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Therefore, Shevchenko might just be able to add another defense to her record unless her opponent scores an upset. But Murphy is a tough fighter and in the sport of MMA, everything is possible. So, fans will keep an eye on how things unfold this weekend when the Octagon door closes.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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