Jake Paul and Nate Diaz got into a Twitter back and forth last night after Diaz took shots at one of the YouTuber’s previous boxing opponents, Ben Askren. ‘Funky’ spoke on the Lex Fridman podcast on Jake Paul’s boxing ability going onto compliment his skillset.
“So, the thing I said when I went in to fight him [Jake Paul] is maybe he’s good or maybe he’s not. We really have no idea to this point, you know. I knew that Tyron was a lot better in boxing than I was. And so, I thought that there is a good likelihood that Tyron beats him up but there is a chance that Jake is kind of good at this.
“I think what played out is he’s kind of good at it. And if you saw the way I saw it, he was still impressive in his showing and he has obviously put a lot of time into it. So, he’s not bad, I’ll say that much.” (Transcribed by sportskeeda.com)
This clearly didn’t sit well for Diaz who went on to callout Askren for his comments saying he is “a retired wrestler who can’t fight or box”
This led to ‘The Problem Child’ firing back at the comments in the defence of Askren by calling out on Diaz and his record.
Diaz put an end to the talking with his final message to Paul once again calling out the level of competition Paul has faced in a boxing ring.
Nate Diaz has also expressed his interest in scheduling a bout for December in the hope of a return to the octagon.
He has not stepped foot inside the cage since his previous outing in a unanimous decision loss to Leon Edwards.
Jake Paul’s Toughest test to date
Jake Paul’s last outing the ring saw him pick up a victory over Tyron Woodley. However, his next outing is going to be the biggest challenge he has faced this far.
Paul will be put to the test to see just how good his boxing abilities are when he takes on his toughest opponent yet, in the form of undefeated professional British boxer Tommy Fury on December 18th.
Paul also enters the bout sporting an undefeated record however none of his victories have come over professional boxers meaning someone will be losing their clean record come fight night.
Who do you see coming out as the winner when these two step into the ring?