He is an outspoken man child to many. But he sure knows how to generate headlines and sell a pay per view.
And that’s why everyone’s interested to know when Jake Paul’s next fight goes down.
Nobody can deny that this fight truly is a monster. Paul’s opponent has managed to forge a career arc of villain to hero, having gone toe-to-toe with Conor McGregor on more than one occasion.
Nate Diaz is not someone you mess around with. So credit to the YouTuber for having a crack.
Here’s what you need to know about the Paul-Diaz mega fight.
Jake Paul’s next fight
Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, Sunday August 6 (AEST), American Airlines Center (Dallas, Texas)
This isn’t just any fight; it’ll undoubtedly be one of the most hyped bouts of 2023. ‘Paul’The Problem Child’ has set his sights on one of UFC’s biggest names, Nate Diaz. The Californian has a 21-13 record in the octagon, but no professional boxing matches to his name.
Nate Diaz’s most famed moment would have to be making Conor McGregor tap out in their mega fight back in 2016. That work got done on the floor, of course, of which there will be none of when he stands toe-to-toe with Paul in August.
Four of Diaz’s 21 MMA wins came by way of punch-related TKOs — the vast majority were either submission moves or by decision.
It’s impossible to predict what this fight looks like and how it will play out. Diaz, we know, will not take a backward step. Paul is the one with more boxing-specific experience and we’ll see if that ultimately puts him in good stead. The bookies have Paul as a strong favourite.
How to watch Jake Paul’s next fight
Paul vs Diaz will be an exclusive pay per view event on DAZN.
The streaming platform has a basic monthly fee required at sign up. And then this specific fight will be an additional cost. It’s likely to cost around $30AU to access the full card.
There is also an incredible co-main event on the card; undisputed champion Amanda ‘Real Deal’ Serrano (44-2-1) will defend the WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and The Ring featherweight titles against Heather ‘the Heat’ Hardy (22-2). This is a rematch from Serrano’s unanimous decision win back in 2019.
Who is Jake Paul?
They fittingly call him ‘The Problem Child’ in boxing. Paul caught fame initially as a media personality, leveraging his profile initially as a Disney star into a wildly popular YouTube presence, along with brother Logan – who’s also carved out insane fame and wealth.
The Ohio native’s boxing journey commenced against British YouTuber Deji Olatunji back in 2018. From there, Paul has transformed himself into a genuine athlete.
Jake Paul’s last fight
Paul will enter the Diaz fight hype off the back of his first career loss.
Paul’s unbeaten run finally ended in February 2023, going down to legitimate boxer – who’s also a reality TV personality – Tommy Fury, the half-brother of heavyweight superstar Tyson Fury.
In a tight bout that went the distance, Fury won via a split decision; two judges scored it 76-73 to Fury, while one saw it 75–74 to Paul. It certainly leaves enough intrigue towards a rematch, regardless of how Paul-Diaz ends.
Nate Diaz bio
MMA record: 21-13, five wins via knockout
Height: 6-0 | Reach: 76 inches
Nate Diaz turned 38 in April, 2023. It’s fair to say his athletic prime is behind him.
The American – with Mexican heritage – grew up in Stockton, California — inland from San Fransisco. He’s been involved in competitive fighting for the majority of his life.