At 26, the Ohio-born boxer came to this fight after a recent split decision loss to Tommy Fury. He started off his match with Diaz explosively, appearing as if he would rapidly dispose of the UFC veteran. His hard-hitting left hook in the fifth round, sending Diaz face-first onto the mat, seemed to reinforce this expectation.
However, Diaz recovered from the knockdown, persistently pushing back against Paul round after round. This persistence didn’t secure him a win, but it certainly entertained the spectators in Dallas. The judges awarded the match to Paul with scores of 98-91, 98-91, and 97-92, pushing his career record to 7-1.
“He’s a real warrior,” Paul admitted post-fight, recognizing Diaz’s tenacity. Paul had thrown everything at Diaz, essentially winning every round, but Diaz demonstrated his well-known toughness throughout the fight.
Paul’s aggressive strategy was evident from the start, as he targeted Diaz with a barrage of punches to both the body and head. Diaz, however, weathered the storm and began to throw his own combinations, though Paul’s punches carried more power. Diaz’s resilience paid off, as he was able to close the distance and land his signature volume striking attacks.
Even as the fight progressed and Paul’s pace slowed, he maintained his strategy of delivering heavy, impactful punches. Diaz absorbed these blows, even seeming to invite more.
Paul, rejuvenated in the fourth round, connected with several forceful shots, including a well-placed jab. Diaz didn’t waver, persisting with his strategy, which backfired when Paul landed a potent left hook, causing Diaz to tumble to the canvas.
Despite the knockdown, Diaz admirably recovered, continually marching forward, which allowed Paul to load his punches. Paul found success keeping his distance, making Diaz approach while he prepared to counter.
In the eighth round, Diaz surprised Paul with a vigorous attack, landing some significant uppercuts. Despite Diaz’s continuous assault, he struggled to genuinely damage Paul, and while he excited the crowd, he fell short in the boxing ring.
Paul retained his powerful punches throughout the fight, particularly his left hand, causing noticeable damage to Diaz’s right eye. Regardless, Diaz stayed in the fight, even briefly executing a guillotine choke before releasing Paul.
Following the decision, Diaz extended his respect to Paul for a job well done. Looking ahead, Paul expressed his desire to face Diaz again in the MMA cage, hoping to make his MMA debut in the PFL in 2024. He also hasn’t ruled out a potential rematch with Fury, waiting until after the latter’s October match against KSI.
“I’m aiming for an MMA rematch, and I want it to be a $10 million PFL event,” Paul declared, also hinting at a possible rematch with Fury. Regardless of what’s next, Paul expressed contentment with his win over Diaz, and Diaz, in his trademark style, remained unphased by Paul’s MMA challenge.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz Boxing Match
Who won the boxing match between Jake Paul and Nate Diaz?
Jake Paul won the boxing match against Nate Diaz with a unanimous decision victory.
How did Jake Paul perform in the match against Nate Diaz?
Jake Paul dominated the fight, even knocking Nate Diaz to the canvas at one point. However, Diaz proved to be a relentless and resilient opponent, consistently getting back up and continuing the fight.
What was the judges’ decision in the Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz fight?
The judges scored the fight 98-91, 98-91, and 97-92, all in favor of Jake Paul.
Did Nate Diaz manage to land any significant attacks on Jake Paul?
Yes, Diaz managed to land some significant attacks on Paul, including a few staggering uppercuts in the eighth round, and even executed a brief guillotine choke.
What are Jake Paul’s plans for the future after the fight against Nate Diaz?
Jake Paul expressed his desire to rematch Diaz in the MMA cage, hoping to make his MMA debut in the PFL in 2024. He is also considering a potential rematch with Tommy Fury.
How did Nate Diaz respond to the fight results and Jake Paul’s future plans?
Diaz acknowledged Paul’s strong performance and didn’t back down from the challenge of a potential MMA match. Despite the loss, Diaz’s spirit remained undeterred.