Jorge Masvidal has backed Nate Diaz to beat Jake Paul in their upcoming boxing match on August 5th, 2023.
The pair face each other in what promises to be a mega-crossover event. Paul will be looking to bounce back following his first-ever defeat, which happened to be at the hands of a professional boxer, Tommy Fury.
Meanwhile, Diaz left the UFC after beating Tony Ferguson. With that being said, Masvidal is adamant that Diaz’s experience will help him secure victory.
“Jake’s obviously a lot younger than Nate. Nate, in his prime, I think smokes Jake. But Nate’s been out of it for a while.
“I don’t know what type of shape his lifestyle’s like outside of a serious training camp, and he hasn’t been in a training camp in a while.
“Jake’s been competing and Jake’s naturally a lot bigger, but all that being said, I think Nate just finds a way to tough-guy it out and just beat up Jake and break him down. I think Jake will run a lot,” Masvidal
Nevertheless, Paul has shown that he has a stellar record against non-professional boxers.
Victories over Anderson Silva and Tyron Woodley prove just that, which is why Paul will be looking to do the same.