TWO OF AMERICA’S MOST WANTED, JAKE PAUL AND NATE DIAZ, TO FIGHT ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 5TH AT THE AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER IN DALLAS, TEXAS
The crossover boxing world is buzzing with excitement as two of the biggest names in combat sports are set to clash in a historic showdown. Jake “The Problem Child” Paul, the YouTube sensation turned boxing star, will face Nate Diaz, the MMA legend and fan favorite, in a grudge match that has been brewing for months. The fight will take place on August 5th, 2023, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX, and will be co-produced and distributed globally by DAZN PPV and all major cable and satellite PPV providers.
The fight is the result of a heated rivalry that started on social media, where Paul and Diaz exchanged insults and challenges. Paul (6-1, 4KO’s) is coming off his first loss as a professional boxer, a controversial split-decision against Tommy Fury. The outspoken 26-year-old is eager to bounce back and prove himself against one of the toughest fighters in the world. Paul has been training hard with his coach BJ Flores and his team at Most Valuable Promotions, the company he co-founded with Nakisa Bidarian.
Diaz (22-13 MMA, 0-0 Boxing) is making his boxing debut after a storied career in mixed martial arts. The 38-year-old from Stockton, California, is known for his fearless attitude, relentless pressure, and slick boxing skills. Diaz has faced some of the best fighters in MMA history, including Conor McGregor, whom he defeated by submission in a shocking upset. Diaz has also trained with boxing royalty, such as Andre Ward, the former undefeated super middleweight and light heavyweight champion. Diaz signed with Real Fight Inc., the company founded by his longtime manager Audie Attar.
Paul v. Diaz will be a eight-round bout at 185 lbs. with 10-ounce gloves. The fight promises to be an explosive and entertaining affair, as both fighters have vowed to knock each other out. The event will also feature an undercard of exciting bouts featuring rising stars and celebrities from both boxing and MMA. Fans can expect a night of action-packed entertainment that will keep them on the edge of their seats.