In what is a blockbuster announcement, Jake Paul will be facing MMA legend Nate Diaz in a boxing match on August 5 in Dallas, TX.
YouTube star turned boxer Jake Paul really has this timing thing down pact. In a week where the boxing schedule and news feed is light, Paul announced a blockbuster fight against MMA legend Nate Diaz. This event will break the internet worldwide and be discussed from now until then. Jake Paul taunted Diaz after the announcement about the fight being finished inside just four rounds.
This fight has been brewing for a while now, and there was a scuffle, whether staged or real, in the back of the arena between Team Paul and Team Diaz during the Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva fight. Paul is coming off of a loss against Tommy Fury in the UAE. While a rematch would have been interesting, this fight against Diaz is miles more interesting and profitable. The American Airlines Arena in Dallas will host this event, and you can best believe it will sell out. Here are some quotes from those involved in this mega-event.
“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. 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,” said Paul. “People tell me Nate has been training with Andre Ward for years. That he has insane stamina. That he refuses to back down. Good for fucking Nate. I haven’t forgotten about the slap backstage in Arizona, and on August 5th, a Problem Child is going to piece up and knock out the Stockton G.”
August 5th we commemorate the funeral for Nathaniel Diaz as we send him in casket back to Dana.
Refreshments will be provided at the service. Black Tie Attire.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) April 12, 2023
“Besides Canelo he’s the biggest thang in boxing. I’m here to conquer that. I’m the King of combat sports and then I’m headed back to get my UFC belts,” said Diaz. “I fucked up Conor for acting out and now here I am again, like a Super Hero of the Real Fight game, the King of the Real Fight game.”
“We are incredibly excited to have this mega fight on DAZN around the world,” said Joe Markowski, CEO of DAZN North America. “One of the biggest names in boxing meeting one of the biggest names in MMA makes for a truly unique matchup on a global scale. Watch it live globally on DAZN PPV.”
“We are thrilled to host the highly anticipated Paul vs. Diaz fight at American Airlines Center on August 5th” says Dave Brown, Chief Operating Officer & General Manager of American Airlines Center. “Dallas provides the perfect location to reach a massive audience and showcase the most exciting boxing match scheduled for this summer.”