Nate Diaz will make his boxing debut against Jake Paul
YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul and former UFC fighter Nate Diaz will meet in a boxing match Aug. 5 in Dallas, organizers announced Wednesday.
Diaz is an accomplished boxer who competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) until last year, where he fought the former UFC champion twice. Conor McGregorwhile Paul has 20 million YouTube subscribers and has had seven professional bouts since 2019.
“Besides Canelo (Alvarez), he’s the greatest (sic) in boxing. I’m here to conquer that. I’m the king of combat sports, then I’m going back to get my UFC belts,” Diaz said, quoted by Paul’s promotion company, Most Valuable Promotions.
Paul, 26, will return to action after suffering the first defeat of his boxing career at the hands of tommy fury in February.
“My last fight didn’t end the way I wanted it to, but the result was the best thing that could have happened to my professional boxing aspirations,” Paul said.
“The world thinks I’m vulnerable, when everything I am is more focused than ever. My team wanted me to fight an easy fight… but that’s not how I’m built.
The fight will be contested at 185 pounds and will be fought over eight rounds with 10 ounce gloves.
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