Jake Paul and Nate Diaz will face off in August, with the YouTube star looking to bounce back from a loss Tommy Fury – and Diaz fighting outside the UFC for the first time since 2006.
Paul said: “”Now, the world thinks I am vulnerable, when all I am is more focused than ever. My team wanted me to take an easy fight like KSI next, but that’s not how I am built. Nate Diaz is considered one of the most bad-ass fighters of all time, but he and his team have been running their mouths for too long.”
The YouTuber-turned-boxer is set to take on former UFC star an eight-round boxing fight on August 5.
Paul is looking to bounce back after suffering his first loss to Tommy Fury via split decision in February, while Diaz is set for his first professional boxing match after refusing to re-sign with the UFC.
The eight-round fight will take place at 185 pounds, with Paul and Diaz wearing 10 ounce gloves.
It will be Paul’s eighth professional bout and the ‘Problem Child’ has vowed to knock Diaz out. “My last fight didn’t end the way I wanted, but the result was the best thing that could have happened to my professional boxing aspirations,” he said.
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