The always controversial influencer Jake Paul once again becomes a piece of interest for the boxing world, as he’ll face Nate Diaz in Dallas, Texas, this Saturday.
After the most anticipated fight of the year, which left Terrence Crawford as the winner over Errol Spence Jr. at welterweight, it is the turn of a battle that had long been talked about, but that only in 2023 came to have the real possibility of happening.
Although for many his career is more a show than a reality in the sport of flat noses, the American Paul has a record of six wins and only one loss, generating a great impact in what has to do with social networks and streaming.
For his part, the American Nate Diaz will have his debut in professional boxing, but in his resume, he has the fact of standing out in mixed martial arts, being one of the faces of the UFC between 2008 and 2022.
The fight should go for 10 rounds and will be the highlight of a night that also features the fight between Amanda Serrano and Heather Hardy for the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC, and WBO 126 lbs. women’s world titles.
Saturday, August 5 at 8:00 pm ET at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas
8:00 PM ET
Jake Paul -370
Nate Díaz +290
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Why bet on Jake Paul?
Jake Paul, 26, is coming off his first in-ring loss to Tommy Fury, which prompted him to make changes to his team, including Theo Chambers and Hall of Famer Shane Mosley.
But in his short career in the ring, the Cleveland native has defeated Tyron Woodley and Anderson Silva, two MMA stars who succumbed by unanimous decision and knockout, respectively. His other victims were Rocket Mortgage and Ben Askren.
About Jake Paul we must say that he has a more orthodox boxing style, he is right-handed, and his reach is 1.93 meters.
Why bet on Nate Díaz?
Nate Diaz is a 38-year-old veteran who has never boxed professionally since his career was linked to the UFC, although he was never able to become champion of this competition.
But in his resume, he fought against the best exponents of MMA, such as Conor McGregor, Jorge Masvidal, Leon Edwards, and Benson Henderson.
The California native has the same reach as Paul, which is 1.93 meters, but he has always stood out for being a fast fighter, which he could take advantage of for this duel for 186 pounds. This could be a tool to match the age issue, in which Diaz is 12 years older than his opponent in Dallas.
Final Betting Analysis – Jake Paul vs. Nate Díaz
August begins with an extremely interesting fight, one of those that seek to bring more expectation to a sport that needs to continue its resurgence. For many, Jake Paul is nothing more than a meme, and the fact that he keeps fighting with UFC veterans and not real professional boxers confirm this. However, is hard o say that everything is a choreography, especially after his first loss.
At MyBookie.ag we find that Jake Paul is the favorite of the match with a Moneyline of -370, while Nate Diaz has +290.
Despite all the experience of Nate Diaz in the UFC, the favorite to win the fight is Jake Paul, mainly because he already has a career as a professional boxer, however short it may be, and, above all, because he has had better elements to prepare his fight. We’ll go for a close decision victory for the influencer.
Go for a straight win for Jake Paul in the Moneyline. If you bet $100 on the win at -370, you will gain $27 for a total payout of $127.