JAKE PAUL has snubbed a rematch with Tommy Fury and instead confirmed a bumper showdown with Nate Diaz.
The Problem Child suffered the first defeat of his career following a split-decision in February to the Love Island star.
Jake Paul will next be in action in August in a bumper boxing bout
He will face UFC legend Nate Diaz, who will make his pro boxing debut
The YouTuber declared that he wanted a rematch with the Brit – but now he has announced another huge clash.
He will now be facing UFC icon Diaz in a 185lb catchweight bout at the American Airlines Center on August 5th in Dallas, Texas.
The ‘Stockton Slugger’ was a free agent after his contract with Dana White’s MMA promotion ended and now he is swapping the octagon for the boxing ring.
And Paul cannot wait to get it on with Diaz after years of bad blood and public jabs between them.
The 26-year-old said: “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.
“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.”
Paul, who is 6-1 in the ring, continued: “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 f***ing Nate.
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“I haven’t forgotten about the slap backstage in Arizona, and on August 5, a Problem Child is going to piece up and knock out the Stockton G.”
Diaz beat Tony Ferguson at UFC 279 in September in the last fight of his deal with the MMA company.
Boxing has been a staple throughout the 37-year-old Diaz’s near two-decade career.
He has 22 fights as an MMA pro, including a victory over Conor McGregor.
Diaz said: “Besides Canelo he’s the biggest thing 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.
“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.”
Meanwhile, Fury has been linked with a fight against One Direction’s Liam Payne after losing out on a money-spinning rematch with Paul.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits to boxing?
There are many benefits to boxing. Boxing builds strong bones and muscles. Boxing improves coordination and reflexes. It can also help strengthen your heart muscle and lungs. The best part is that boxing doesn’t require any special equipment. You can use any item you have at home.
Can you learn to box?
You can learn to box. Just find a local boxing studio and sign up for a class. You will find most gyms offering free classes. However, if there isn’t one near you, you can always search Google for local boxes clubs.
You will also need gloves, mouthpieces and headgear to sparring with your partners. Once you’ve got all of that, you can begin practicing your punches and kicks.
How do boxers train for beginners?
Although boxing is one the oldest sports, it has only recently been rediscovered as a popular sport. Boxing is an art that sees two fighters compete in a fight. They punch each other until one fighter falls down.
To become a boxer, you must first find out what boxing is like. You can view some fights on YouTube to experience what it’s like to punch someone. After you have decided if you are interested in boxing, you can choose the style of fighting that you like.
How many punches can one human take?
A punch can be defined as “a blow delivered with a fist”. A punch can only be taken once per person. If someone hits you in your face, it is punching. You cannot hit someone’s back. This would be two punches.
What is the difference in a left and right hook?
A left hook is thrown to the side of your body, while a right-cross is thrown to the front.
The opponent is facing the back of the left hook. The elbow is bent 90°, and the wrist is turned 45° towards the opponent.
The opponent is facing the palm and the elbow straight. A right cross is made. The opponent is facing the wrist.
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How to learn how to box for Exercise
The goal of learning boxing is to improve your physical fitness level and develop self confidence. Boxing is the most well-known sport in the world. It requires speed, strength, agility, stamina and coordination.
Boxing can be a great exercise and a way to improve your self-esteem. You’ll enjoy it so much, you’ll want more.
There are many different types of boxing training programs available. You can choose to train in a gym or at home. Others require that you go to a health club. Online courses allow you to learn from anywhere in the globe.
Be sure to consider your goals when choosing a program. Also, ensure it fits your lifestyle. The best programs include exercises designed to build muscle mass, increase flexibility, improve cardiovascular endurance, and enhance overall well-being.
It’s important to decide whether you prefer a beginner-level course or one that is more advanced. Beginner’s classes usually teach basic techniques, such as sparring, mittwork, shadowboxing, and punching. Advanced programs typically offer a wider variety of exercises and cover more complex movements.
The beginner’s program usually lasts around 8 weeks and costs less than $100. However, they do not offer guidance on nutrition, weight reduction, injury prevention, or any other aspects of boxing training.
Advanced programs typically last six months and cost around $300. They may include nutritional advice, stretching, warm-up exercises and instruction on proper technique. In addition, some programs incorporate resistance training (such as lifting weights) and aerobic conditioning (such as running).