Jake Paul Vs Nate Diaz: Date, Start Time & Undercard Info
Jake Paul and Nate Diaz will go at it at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The showdown is set for Saturday, August 5 at 8 p.m. ET, and it’s gonna be a blast!
DAZN and MVP are joining forces with ESPN and Top Rank to deliver this mega-event right to your screens. Thanks to this phenomenal partnership, you can live-stream the action on ESPN+ PPV in the U.S., while DAZN PPV is your go-to for international coverage. Fans also have the option to grab the PPV via PPV.com.
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Jake Paul (6-1, 4KO’s) is raring to go, keen to bounce back after his split-decision defeat against Tommy Fury. This Cleveland-born boxer has been hitting the gym hard, vowing to silence his doubters with a KO against Diaz.
But it’s not gonna be a walk in the park. Paul is facing off against MMA superstar, Nate Diaz, who is making his boxing debut. Diaz has been turning heads in the combat sports world and holds a record of 22 professional victories, including a memorable KO win over Conor McGregor.
Speaking to talkSPORT Boxing, Jake Paul said:
“I feel good, man… Most prepared I’ve ever been. The best training camp, new team…in shape, ready for 10 rounds. On weight, and everything’s perfect,” Paul said.
Despite being a boxing novice, Paul holds a distinct advantage over his opponent Nate Diaz, a seasoned MMA fighter. When asked about this perceived edge, Paul recognized the inherent differences between the two combat sports.
“It’s true man, it’s two different sports and people want to say I’m a boxer and they don’t want to say he’s a boxer…but on Saturday, people are going to see me outbox this MMA fighter,” Paul quipped.
As the anticipation builds for his upcoming fight, Paul emphasized his sheer will to win.
“I have to win. You know, everything’s on the line…my career, losing two in a row, you just can’t do that in boxing,” Paul explained.
There’s no denying that Paul has a lot on his plate, from running a venture capital firm to promoting fighters. Yet, he remains steadfast in his commitment to boxing, regardless of the potential risk of defeat.
“Boxing has my heart, and so I don’t think I’ll ever just hang the gloves up,” Paul stated emphatically.
When asked why he needs to fight Nate Diaz, Paul emphasized his love for the challenge that boxing presents.
“I love the challenge, the routine, the discipline, and the focus that boxing gives me…the glory of winning, it’s really addicting,” Paul shared.
Paul addressed the critics who question his legitimacy as a boxer, asking them to give him a chance to prove himself.
“I’ve taken really tough fights…I step up to the plate against a kid who’d been boxing since he was six years old from a legendary bloodline. I’m sparring world champions in the gym. I dedicate my whole entire life to this,” Paul stated.
Talking about his previous opponent, Tommy Fury, Paul didn’t mince words.
“I just think that he’s a punk, a bully… No one’s ever been there to really embarrass him, and that’s what I plan on doing,” Paul expressed.
One of the most tantalizing prospects in the boxing world right now is a potential clash between Jake Paul and Conor McGregor. When asked about this, Paul expressed optimism about the bout, albeit with some reservation about McGregor’s contractual obligations.
“If he [McGregor] stays out of trouble… I’m my own boss, so I can do what I want. He can’t, he has to get Dana’s permission…It’s really up to Dana [White],” Paul explained.
Jake Paul left us with a powerful prediction about his performance in the upcoming fight against Diaz.
“You’re gonna see the most poised, calm boxer Jake Paul that you’ve ever seen…sharp, everything’s on point. Skill, technique, cardio, and this will be my breakout performance,” Paul confidently asserted.
How To Watch Jake Paul vs Nae DIAZ In VR?
In an innovative partnership with Xtadium, DAZN is exporting the exhilaration of the ringside to your very own VR headset. Just picture the thrill of live-streaming the bout in VR via the DAZN room, swapping between various camera angles to capture every hook and cross. And that’s not all – arrange a virtual watch gathering and share the excitement with your pals, irrespective of their location.
Now let’s get you set up for this immersive VR boxing adventure:
This event is a pioneering first in the boxing annals – a fight of this magnitude streamed entirely in VR, with comprehensive 360° and 180° views. All this will be accessible on XTADIUM, a complimentary VR App created by YBVR, exclusively available to all Meta Quest headset users in the U.S.
Ready to snag a ringside view from the comfort of your lounge? Simply slip on your Meta Quest VR headsets and connect to Xtadium from home. What’s the bonus? You can also rally your mates to a virtual Watch Party for some shared exhilaration.
So, here’s the playbook: Secure your PPV, grab your access code, install Xtadium, and prepare for a thrill ride. Believe me, you’ll want to catch every moment of this monumental face-off. Will we witness Jake Paul, the viral boxing prodigy, hoist his gloves in triumph?