Jake Paul will attempt to respond to his first defeat at the hands of Tommy Fury when he takes on former UFC star Nate Diaz in Texas on August 5th.
The Problem Child's undefeated record as a professional boxer was snatched away when he suffered a split decision loss against Tommy Fury in February.
He had won his previous six fights, taking on three former UFC fighters, a former NBA player and a YouTuber.
His defeat to Fury, the younger brother of WBC champion Tyson, will have served as a wake-up call for Paul, priced at -340, that he still has a lot to learn in the sport.
Diaz, priced at +250 to win, is next on the agenda after leaving the UFC upon the expiration of his contract following a submission win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 279 in September 2022.
He built up a loyal following during his time in MMA, competing at lightweight and welterweight, and August's trip to the ring will be his first venture into boxing.
|Jake Paul v Nate Diaz
|American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
|11 PM ET, Saturday, August 5th, 2023
|How to watch
|Jake Paul -340, Nate Diaz +250
The fight will take place on Saturday, August 5th, 2023.
The official undercard should start 8 PM ET with the main event ring walks likely to get under way at around 11 PM ET.
This, of course, could change depending on the length of the undercard fights.
Paul and Diaz will meet at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
The arena is the home of NBA franchise the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars of the NHL.
The contest will be broadcast exclusively streamed via DAZN's pay-per-view service.
Paul is the -340 favourite as he steps into a boxing ring for the seventh time and looks to bounce back after his first defeat.
Diaz can be backed at +250 as he attempts to pick up a victory on his boxing debut.
No. There aren't any belts on the line when Paul and Diaz square off in Texas.
Paul goes into this bout with Diaz with a 6-1 record with four of those victories coming inside the distance.
He made his professional boxing debut against YouTubers AnEsonGib in January 2020, earning a first round victory by TKO.
The 26-year-old met former NBA player Nate Robinson in November 2020 and sealed a second round knockout win.
Former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren, known for his wrestling, was next up as Paul added another first round win to his record.
The Problem Child sealed successive victories over former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, winning the first contest by split decision and the second by knockout.
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was the sixth opponent to line up against Paul but the 48-year-old Brazilian came away on the wrong side of a unanimous decision.
After enjoy a six-fight win streak, Paul's first loss came last time out when he was beaten by Fury in Saudi Arabia.
Diaz is making his debut as a boxer after ending his 15-year association with the UFC and seemingly calling time on his 18-year career as an MMA fighter.
The Stockton-born fighter won 21 of his 34 MMA contests, earning five victories by knockout, 12 via submission and four courtesy of a decision.
The 37-year-old famously beat Conor McGregor by submission at UFC 196 in 2016 but three of his last five fights have ended in defeat.
The undercard is yet to be confirmed for the event.
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