Carl Froch has given his thoughts on Jake Paul’s next venture into the boxing ring – a 185lb catchweight contest with UFC star, Nate Diaz.
Paul is now 6-1 in his fighting career, having fallen short at the hands of Tommy Fury earlier this year in what many believed was his first true test in the sport of boxing.
The brash American has skipped out on his rematch clause with Fury to face Diaz – recently out of contract with the UFC – on August 5 in Texas.
Froch, who was embroiled in a back and forth with Paul not so long ago, spoke on the fight via his YouTube channel, Froch on Fighting. He believes it’s a ‘wise move’ from the 26-year-old.
“It’s not a bad fight, is it? Nate Diaz is an MMA fighter who’s fought Conor McGregor twice coming over to boxing. I think when MMA fighters cross over I don’t think they’re very good – they’re great in the cage but I don’t think they’re very good in the ring.
I think it’s a wise choice for Paul to fight Nate Diaz, because it should be a comfortable enough win. I think Nate Diaz is half his height as well, he’s quite small. Conor McGregor, what’s he? He’s like half a leprechaun int he? Or is he a full leprechaun? But he’s a small geezer.”
“Nate Diaz is also 38 years old as well, so it is a wise move.”
Whilst Froch still refuses to brand Paul a professional boxer, he’s backing him in this one.
The record says so, too. Paul has faced three retired MMA fighters so far, knocking out Ben Askren, beating Tyron Woodley over the distance before stopping him in a rematch, and besting Anderson Silva via unanimous decision.