During his recent match against Nate Diaz, 26-year-old boxer Jake Paul did not achieve his prediction of a fifth-round knockout. Despite landing a powerful left hook in Round 5 that sent Diaz stumbling to the canvas, Diaz quickly recovered and survived the round. At the post-fight press conference, Paul explained that he had thrown his hardest punches at Diaz, but was impressed by Diaz’s incredible resilience and refusal to go down. Worried about burning out and giving Diaz an opportunity to come back stronger, Paul opted for patience and carefully calculated his moves. Despite his best efforts to secure a finish, Diaz proved to be a formidable opponent.
It is worth noting that throughout the ten rounds, Paul landed more punches than Diaz, which is impressive considering Diaz’s reputation as a high-volume striker in his UFC career. Diaz’s ability to withstand Paul’s power punches was evident, and Paul acknowledged that Diaz could feel his strength. In addition to the physical battle, the two fighters engaged in verbal exchanges during the match, adding to the excitement for spectators.
Paul expressed interest in a potential rematch with Diaz, both in MMA and boxing. He also mentioned a desire for a rematch against Tommy Fury, the boxer who handed Paul his only defeat in a split decision. Surprisingly, Paul seemed uninterested in a potential fight with UFC superstar Conor McGregor, dismissing him and instead expressing a desire to compete against more professional boxers. He even floated the idea of challenging boxing legend Canelo Alvarez in the future.