Jake Paul claimed Nate Diaz wanted their boxing match changed from eight rounds to ten.
On August 5, Paul looks to get his boxing career back on track after losing against Tommy Fury in February. ‘The Problem Child’ plans to extend his record to 6-1 by taking out Diaz, an MMA superstar who last fought in the UFC.
Paul and Fury are currently scheduled for eight rounds at 185 pounds. With that said, the YouTuber-turned-boxer had this to say on Twitter earlier today:
“Nate Diaz wants 10 rounds. I guess he has good cardio. Ok Nathan, 10 rounds it is.”
Nate Diaz wants 10 rounds. I guess he has good cardio. Ok Nathan, 10 rounds it is.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) June 13, 2023
Most people believe Diaz would benefit from a longer fight because of his elite durability. Meanwhile, the Stockton native turned down Paul’s claims of wanting their bout extended. He had this to say on Twitter:
“I’m good wit 8”
I’m good wit 8
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) June 13, 2023
Before losing against Fury, Paul was silencing doubters left and right by securing six professional boxing wins. Unfortunately for him, he was unable to overcome the doubts about him being able to defeat a fighter who boxed for their entire career.
‘The Problem Child’ holds wins over AnEsonGib (YouTuber), Nate Robinson (former NBA player), and three former UFC fighters – Ben Askren, Tyron Woodley x2, and Anderson Silva.
Paul’s upcoming opponent, Diaz, will be making his professional boxing debut in August. The Stockton native last fought in September 2022, defeating Tony Ferguson with a fourth-round submission in the UFC 279 main event.
Nate Diaz teases a location change for boxing match against Jake Paul
The amount of rounds isn’t the only specific detail that could change for Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz. Shortly after their first press conference, media members told Diaz that Texas requires mandatory drug tests, which is an issue for the Stockton native.
Diaz and his manager were reportedly trying to work with the state athletic commission. Earlier this month, the former UFC fighter provided a short update on Twitter by saying:
“We gonna have to move states”
Paul’s boxing career could be in trouble if he can’t defeat Diaz. The former YouTuber has done a phenomenal job promoting himself, but he needs to prove that he’s more than an influencer boxer. Only time will tell if the 26-year-old can get back on track by adding another combat sports legend to his resume.
We gonna have to move states pic.twitter.com/sq85apLZwc
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) June 3, 2023