Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz is on track to being a truth. It was revealed on Wednesday that a boxing match in between Paul and Diaz will happen in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, Aug. 5.
DAZN revealed the fight in cooperation with Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions. The fight will air reside on DAZN PPV. Paul vs. Diaz will be objected to at 185 pounds over an optimum of 8 rounds, per fight sports press reporter Ariel Helwani. The bout is Paul’s initially considering that snapping his unbeaten record in a split-decision loss to Tommy Fury in February. It likewise marks Diaz’s expert boxing launching.
Paul and Diaz have actually traded barbs in the media for a couple of years now. Diaz’s exit from the UFC following a submission win over Tony Ferguson in September unlocked for him to pursue outdoors chances.
“My last fight didn’t end the method I desired, however the outcome was the very best thing that might have taken place to my expert boxing goals,” Paul stated in a declaration. “Now, the world believes I am susceptible when all I am is more concentrated than ever. My group desired me to take a simple fight like KSI next, however that’s not how I am developed. Nate Diaz is thought about among the most bad-ass fighters of perpetuity, however he and his group have actually been running their mouths for too long.”
Paul is 6-1 as a professional fighter and holds wins over UFC fighters Anderson Silva, Tyron Woodley (two times) and Ben Askren. All 3 are previous world champs in different companies with Silva and Woodley ruling as UFC middleweight and welterweight champ, respectively. Diaz (21-13, MMA) is understood for his boxing in MMA however is considerably smaller sized, 11 years older and has actually sustained a fair bit of damage throughout his 19-year profession.