The YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul, 26, arrived at his highly anticipated boxing fight against Nate Diaz on a tank, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on August 5, Saturday. Later in the night, the “Problem Child” was able to defeat the MMA fighter, who was making his professional debut, by a unanimous decision after 10 gruelling rounds of boxing.
Notably, in the first round, Paul already had Diaz hurt, but then, the 38-year-old went on to rally in the fourth round. Just as the bout started to look a bit competitive, the experienced boxer landed a massive left hook to make the debutant tumble down to the mat.
The Problem Child wasn’t able to make the play after his big punch, letting Nate Diaz have another flurry in the eighth round. At the end, Jake Paul managed to take the contest to the judges scorecard, who ruled it 97-92, 98-91, 98-91 in his favour.
Before the boxing match, the 26-year-old showed up to the American Airlines Center, riding on a tank as part of his showmanship persona. Then, during his pre-fight entrance, Jake Paul was accompanied by Lil Durk, the American rapper, singer, and songwriter.
Watch the videos of Jake Paul making grand appearance in Dallas for his boxing match:
Paul and Diaz look forward to continue their rivalry in MMA
During their post-fight interview inside the ring, Jake Paul and Nate Diaz looked forward to continuing their rivalry, but inside the octagon in MMA. The Problem Child was quoted as saying, “Let’s run it back in MMA. Make it fair. I won one, now it’s your chance in your home territory. MMA, let’s do it.’’
Shortly afterwards, when the combat sports athlete was asked about his views related to continuing his career in boxing or MMA, he said, “I’ll do either MMA or boxing. MMA sounds good. (Paul) won one and I need to get one back. So I’m down with that.’’