JAKE PAUL is returning to the ring for the first time since his defeat to Tommy Fury in February.
The Problem Child lost to the Mancunian by way of a split decision in Saudi Arabia at the start of the year.
The two have had a public battle on social media for the past 18 months and now the pair have come to an agreement to fight in the summer.
When is Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz?
- Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz will be on Saturday, August 5th
- Depending on the length of the undercard fights the main event is expected to take place at around 4am UK time.
- The venue will be the American Airlines Centre in Dallas, Texas.
What channel is Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz on and can it be live streamed?
- Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz will be shown live on DAZN PPV.
- You can purchase a DAZN monthly pass for £9.99 a month.
- DAZN subscribers can live stream Jack Paul vs Nate Diaz via the DAZN app or website.
Who’s on the card?
Here are all the confirmed fights for the night:
MAIN EVENT: Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz (8 rounds)
What’s been said?
Jake Paul 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.
“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 had a hugely successful MMA career with 22 fights and 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.”