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Nate Diaz vs. Jake Paul boxing match set for August 5 in Dallas

Former UFC star and Ultimate Fighter season 5 winner Nate Diaz will make his professional boxing debut when he finally meets Jake Paul in Dallas, Texas on August 5.

The highly anticipated clash has been expected since even before Diaz parted ways with the UFC.  After months and months of negotiations, both Diaz’s Real Fight Inc., and Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions, announced the event.  The two opposing fighters will see both their businesses come together in a partnership to promote the fight card that takes place at the American Airlines Center. DAZN has the official broadcasting pay-per-view rights to the blockbuster event.

Paul and Diaz will wear 10-ounce gloves for the fight being contested at 185-pounds.

“Besides ‘Canelo’ [Alvarez] he’s the biggest thang in boxing,” Diaz said in a press release. “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***** 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.”

Paul is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Tommy Fury in February.

“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,” Paul said. “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 badass fighters of all time, but he and his team have been running their mouths for too long,

“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******* Nate. I haven’t forgotten about the slap backstage in Arizona, and on Aug. 5. a Problem Child is going to piece up and knock out the Stockton G.”

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