On Saturday, August 5, Paul and Diaz will meet inside the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, for a ten-round boxing match. Although the buildup has not been overly-hostile, tension grew throughout the fight week, leading to an intense final faceoff.
‘The Problem Child’ and the Stockton native conducted their last faceoff on Friday, with Chael Sonnen standing between them. Diaz quickly raised his arms and slightly pushed the YouTuber-turned-boxer with his elbow. The former UFC lightweight began teasing his opponent with fake punches and kicks, and Paul followed.
The time for talking is over, and ‘The Problem Child’ needs to make a statement on Saturday night. Paul started his professional boxing journey by winning six consecutive fights, including four inside the distance. Unfortunately for him, Tommy Furry ended his undefeated run in February with a split decision.
Meanwhile, Diaz will make his professional boxing debut after solidifying himself as a legend in the UFC. The 38-year-old last fought in September 2022, defeating Tony Ferguson by a fourth-round submission before announcing his temporary departure from the UFC. He plans to return to the Octagon after fighting Paul.
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Jake Paul plans to ‘dog walk’ Nate Diaz on Saturday night
Jake Paul has never lacked confidence throughout his boxing career. Heading into his fight on Saturday night, the YouTuber-turned-boxer has no doubt he will emerge victorious against Nate Diaz. Shortly after facing off with Diaz for the last time, ‘The Problem Child’ had this to say during a short interview with Ariel Helwani:
“Man, they’ve been saying Nate’s tough, Nate’s a dog, Nate’s a dog. Well, guess what, Ariel? Tomorrow I’m dog-walking that b*tch. I’m putting him back on a leash, and I’m sending him back to the cage. I’m f*cking him up, Ariel. I’m f*cking him up, Ariel.”
Paul needs a win against Diaz to maintain the hype of his boxing career. If ‘The Problem Child’ loses for the second time, he could pursue intriguing matchups, but there likely won’t be the same attention brought in. Only time will tell if the 26-year-old can take out the UFC legend and continue silencing the doubters.
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) August 4, 2023