Jake Paul is foregoing a rematch against Tommy Fury to fight former UFC superstar Nate Diaz this summer.
On Wednesday, Jake Paul and DAZN announced they will be broadcasting the event and that the event will take place in Dallas at the American Airlines Center.
🔥 JAKE. NATE. 🔥@JakePaul vs. @NateDiaz209 is on for August 5, LIVE EXCLUSIVELY on https://t.co/FoiaUucafv 🍿#PaulDiaz pic.twitter.com/6xmB9viYRD
— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) April 12, 2023
The fight will be a 10-round fight contested at 185 pounds.
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.
Watch #PaulDiaz live on DAZN PPV globally.
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— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) April 12, 2023
Paul is currently coming off a loss to Tommy Fury, while Diaz is fighting for the first time since leaving the UFC back in September of last year.
“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. Jake Paul said via a press press release. 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.”
“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 f—ed 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.”
Here’s the official fight trailer for the event.