Jake Paul and Nate Diaz stood toe-to-toe for the primary time as they put together for his or her boxing match, which takes place Aug. 5 at American Airways Middle in Dallas.
Watch video of the faceoff beneath.
It wasn’t precisely probably the most tense staredown, however that was in line to the relaxed really feel of Tuesday’s press convention that noticed each fighters take mushy verbal jabs at one another whereas talking to the media. When it was time to face off, Paul and Diaz appeared to interact in some playful sparring, calmly gripping and smacking at one another’s arms.
Although some could also be disillusioned by the obvious lack of battle, followers needs to be grateful that the second even occurred as moments earlier Diaz left the rostrum with out rationalization. In line with mediator Ariel Helwani, Diaz was merely leaving to go to the washroom. Certain sufficient, the longtime UFC star returned simply because it was time for the faceoff to happen.
Paul seems to rebound from his first boxing loss after dropping a cut up choice to Tommy Fury this previous February. On the opposite facet, Diaz makes his professional boxing debut coming off of a submission win of Tony Ferguson in the principle occasion of UFC 279, a bout that marked the final of his UFC contract.