Claressa Shields names Jake Paul on boxing bucket list after bitter row

Claressa Shields has continued her feud with YouTube star Jake Paul by naming him on her boxing bucket list.

The female boxing star currently holds four middleweight world-title belts and is set to fight in the UK against Ema Kozin early next year.

She has frequently feuded with Paul in recent times during his rise in boxin g including after his trolling reaction to her maiden MMA defeat.

Shields has now continued the furious row by naming her bucket list, tweeting : "My boxing bucket list, Ema Kozin, Savannah Marshall, Keith Thurman, Katie Taylor, Jake Paul."

Paul and Shields have traded jabs as their separate rises in combat sports continue with the female star considered one of the best fighters in the sport.

Most recently Paul claimed that Shields had asked to feature on the undercard of Paul's recent tilt with Tyron Woodley which he won by brutal stoppage.

"Never have I ever," Shields said in a tweet on December 10 after Paul's manager said she had expressed an interest in sharing the card with the YouTube star.

"I’m bout to sue Jake Paul and his team for defamation of character cause I ain’t never asked to be on no undercard of no YouTuber!"

Shields has frequently expressed her displeasure at Paul's career in boxing claiming that he is taking away opportunities from future world champions.

However the YouTube star has continued to draw new eyes to the sport dispatching of rival Tyron Woodley for a second time earlier this month.

The 26-year-old is extremely confident that she could defeat Paul in a boxing ring if the pair met and would prevail with just "one hand in sparring".

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"I know it's too much to fight him because it would be too embarrassing [for him]," she told Sky Sports the following month. "But if I were to spar Jake, I could use one hand.

"Just my jab – I would out-jab, out-hook and out-uppercut him. I would embarrass him."

Shields recently lost during her pursuit of an equally successful MMA career when she was defeated by Abigail Montes in the PFL.

Her focus is now likely to switch back to the Iron Square with British star Marshall expected to be set up in a monumental showdown next year.

But Paul branded the American a "loser" in the aftermath of her cage defeat labelling it as "karma" for her previous comments about his boxing career.

“The truth hurts but it’s necessary," Paul said in a lengthy social media post. "Claressa Shields is a loser.

"In MMA, and even more so with her prima donna attitude. The fake always get exposed. Losses come when anger and hate take over – just ask Rousey and 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."

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