Jake Paul mocks ‘fake’ Claressa Shields by labelling her MMA defeat as ‘karma’
Claressa Shields suffered defeat in her second MMA fight after calling out Jake Paul – and the controversial content creator mocked her immediately afterwards.
Shields – who will return to the ring in December – lost to Abigail Montes on Wednesday night, which was the first time the 26-year-old has lost since she was beaten by Savannah Marshall as an amateur boxer.
She was simply out-wrestled by Montes, who secured the win via split decision, and Paul was quick to take to social media after Shields had previously said it would be a ‘disrespect’ for a boxer of her calibre to ever feature on his undercard.
“Shields is a loser. In MMA and even more so with her prima-donna attitude,” Paul posted on Twitter via a screenshot, along with the caption ‘I love karma’.
“The fake always get exposed. Losses come when anger and hate take over. Just ask [Ronda] Rousey and [Conor] McGregor.
“She spent more time berating Jake Paul than learning jiu-jitsu. She’s never been a big draw and unfortunately for her she never will be.”
Shields holds the honour of being the only boxer ever – male or female – to simultaneously hold all four belts in more than one division.
The three-weight world champion will return to the boxing ring on December 11 when she makes her UK debut and shares the card with Marshall.
The two rivals are then expected to battle it out in the biggest-ever women's boxing match next year.
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Prior to her fight, Shields had denounced Paul with a series of comments suggesting she could defeat the YouTuber-turned-boxer.
“There are a lot of women in boxing who could [out-box] men, especially a regular joe like Jake Paul! I know it's too much to fight him because it would be too embarrassing [for him], but if I were to spar Jake, I could use one hand,” Shields said confidently.
“Just my jab – I would out-jab, out-hook and out-uppercut him. I would embarrass him.
“This isn't disrespectful. I am a skilled boxer – respect it and know it. Just because I'm a woman? This is real-life stuff. I box for real. I'm not a play-fighter.”
The American has won back-to-back Olympic gold medals in London and Rio, world championships in three weight divisions, and been undisputed twice, while her rival Marshall holds the WBO middleweight title and also currently enjoys an unbeaten pro record.
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Paul has a 4-0 record as a professional fighter having made his debut in January 2020 but has faced criticism for not yet fighting a fellow boxer.
The win over former UFC champion Tyron Woodley in August followed victories against online content creator AnEsonGib, former NBA star Nate Robinson and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren in Paul’s other professional boxing bouts.
It is expected that on December 18 Paul will face Tommy Fury, who fought on the undercard of the American's win over Woodley with the 22-year-old Brit defeating his rival's sparring partner Anthony Taylor.
The two have squared up face-to-face on a number of occasions and have been embroiled in a war of words on social media, and there differences could finally be settled in the ring soon.
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