Nate Diaz and Jake Paul will meet in boxing

Nate Díaz broke with the UFC and is looking for new challenges. The North American fighter closed his time in the great company of mixed martial arts with a victory by submission to Tony Ferguson, and assured that he would like to try new things. He pointed out boxing as one of his interests, and the time has come to get into the ring. His rival will be Jake Paulthe successful youtuber who became a professional boxer, and they will face the August 5 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. After losing his undefeated record to Tommy Fury, brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, he comes back wanting to show that he is a fighter to be taken seriously.

The American fighter had problems with Dana White’s company to leave. He accused them of not letting him finish his contract. Finally, in September 2022 he had his last fight, where he submitted a guillotine in the fourth round to Tony Ferguson. Díaz shone that night and put an end to his time in the UFC. He assured that he had his mind set on new challenges, among them he highlighted the boxing. He showed interest in getting into the ring, but there was nothing agreed. DAZN has announced his debut, and it will be on August 5 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, against Jake Paul in a scheduled 8-round bout.

Nate Díaz has assured that, “Besides Canelo, he’s the biggest thing in boxing.” “I am here to conquer. I’m the king of combat sports and then I’ll be back to win back my UFC belts. I fucked up Conor McGregor for acting badly and here I am again, like a superhero”, declared the American.

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The famous youtuber comes from lose his undefeated. After much criticism for not facing “real fighters”, Jake Paul faced Tommy Fury, the younger brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. The Briton is not one of the most prominent fighters, but he has been in the world of boxing since he was a child, winning a split decision in February at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia, before the eyes of the sports stars Mike Tyson and Cristiano Ronaldo. The WBC assured that he would rank him on their lists if he won the fight (Tommy did rank), but he fell to points, demonstrating the shortcomings of his boxing.

Doubts about Jake Paul’s abilities in this sport returned. But he does have experience defeating MMA fighters. In April 2021, he knocked out former Bellator champion Ben Askren in the first round, and in October 2022 he defeated former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva by unanimous decision. It seems that mixed martial arts fighters are not bad at the youtuber, who has more than 20 million subscribers on his channel.

Jake Paul also had his assault on MMA on his mind. He announced his interest in fighting and the existence of an agreement with the company Professional Fighters League (PFL). Not many details are known about this contract, but it would be for several years and fights. Problem Child already started training challenged Nate Diaz, but finally the faces will be seen on the quadrilateral. The next fight may be in an octagon.

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