With seven fights and 34 rounds beneath his belt since his skilled boxing debut in January 2020, Jake Paul says he appears like he is again to sq. one after struggling his first loss to Tommy Fury in February.
Paul (6-1, 4 KOs) will get one other nice alternative to show he is minimize out for boxing success when he takes on MMA star Nate Diaz in a 10-round, 185-pound bout on Aug. 5 on the American Airways Heart in Dallas on DAZN pay-per-view. Ten ounce gloves will likely be used for the battle.
“There have been plenty of fundamentals I used to be making errors on. I am going again to the drafting board,” Paul mentioned in an interview with BoxingScene.com and different reporters. “I virtually needed to again as much as transfer ahead. We relearned and reworked plenty of issues, which is a course of and a battle. I really feel like I am beginning boxing once more with the basics and the fundamentals, but it surely’s okay.
Paul is coming off an eight-round cut up determination loss to Fury during which Paul knocked down the Briton however was outshot on complete photographs, 88-49.
Fury was the primary skilled boxer Paul confronted after Paul had a string of wins in opposition to pale MMA stars like Anderson Silva, two-time Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren, basketball participant Nate Robinson and YouTuber-turned-boxer Ali Eson Gib.
Diaz (22-13 MMA, 13 submissions, 5 KOs, 4 choices), a 38-year-old making his skilled boxing debut, now awaits.
“Shedding was one thing that was undoubtedly not enjoyable or straightforward. However I believe it was good for me in the long term and it made me a stronger man and constructed a stronger base,” Paul mentioned.
“It compelled me to take a look at every thing, together with myself to re-evaluate and reconfirm my beliefs about what I do on this sport. I realized loads about myself, my psychological power and what I am able to doing. Now I really feel like I am much more mature in some ways due to the loss.
Manouk Akopyan is a sports activities journalist, author and audiovisual reporter. He’s additionally a member of the Boxing Writers Affiliation of America and the MMA Journalists Affiliation. He will be reached on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube at @ManoukAkopyan, by e-mail at manouk(dot)akopyan(at)gmail.com or by way of www.ManoukAkopyan.com.