Jake Paul Hits Back At Criticism Over His Next Fight, Nate Diaz Welcomes Wilder Into MMA

November 15, 2023
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In the latest boxing news, Jake Paul has hit back at the criticism that has emerged to his next boxing fight against Andre August.

The Problem Child recently beat Nate Diaz via a unanimous decision to bounce back from his loss to Tommy Fury, which happened to be the first defeat of his career.

And in the aftermath, Paul resorted back to fighting non-MMA fighters like he had done before. Therefore, the decision to face August should have been welcomed given that the latter is a professional boxer.

Although that may have been the case, August is not the biggest name out there. August’s record stands at 10-1, with his only loss coming against Eric Abraham.

The boxer also returned to the ring after four years away from the sport to secure a victory over Brandon Martin in August. With that being said, Paul shut down any criticism that was coming his way.

Paul Responds

“Shut the f**k up if you still hating. Boxer true and true. Better record than me. More wins by KO than me. Same weight,” Paul

At the same time, Paul’s former opponent, Diaz, is fully behind the idea of Deontay Wilder crossing over into the world of MMA.

The ‘Bronze Bomber’ recently confirmed that he would be open to facing Francis Ngannou in an MMA fight and boxing bout. This was particularly following Ngannou’s impressive showing against Tyson Fury.

The former UFC heavyweight champion defied the odds to put on an impressive performance that included dropping the Gypsy King in round three. Meanwhile, there were also suggestions that the former UFC fighter should have been given the win.

That naturally increased Ngannou’s standing, as the MMA fighter was linked with fights against Wilder and Anthony Joshua. In response, Wilder stated the following.

Wilder On MMA

“People don’t know me and Francis was supposed to fight first. Certain things came up, all I can say is it’s business. That fight took place, which is cool because Francis has made a name for himself… I’m thinking about doing both, UFC and boxing. I’ll be a dangerous man in the UFC with those four-ounce gloves.

“I broke the hitting machine with those four-ounce gloves. That was some real stuff. I think it’s the competitive side of me, wanting to do both. Get in there, and just show the ability of what I can do. I don’t think there’s nothing cooler than being a champion in both [sports],” Wilder revealed

As such, Diaz urged the MMA organizations that would be involved to make this happen as soon as possible.

“Let’s get these contract written up asap..  Real fight shit respect to a real fighter down to fight for real. All love to boxing [,] But this is different REAL shit LFG[,] 1993” – Diaz said

Whether Wilder does enter into the world of MMA is anyone’s guess. But Jake Paul had made a similar offer to Nate Diaz, which was ultimately not taken up.

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