Former super-middleweight champion, Carl Froch, has revealed his expectations ahead of Jake Paul’s upcoming clash with UFC legend, Nate Diaz.
And despite Paul’s seven fight professional record, Froch has admitted that he is still unconvinced by the 26-year-old’s claims of being a true professional boxer.
YouTuber-turned-fighter, Paul, ended a six-fight winning run with a loss to Tommy Fury, the first established boxer on his record, earlier this year.
Now, ‘The Problem Child’ is aiming to get back into the winning column as he takes on the former UFC title contender and notoriously tough Nate Diaz, before presumably fighting either KSI or rematching Fury.
On his YouTube channel, Carl Froch gave props to Paul for taking on Fury, before predicting how his bout with Diaz will play out.
“I don’t know if I’ll be watching, I’ll probably watch the replay, that’s no slant on them but I can’t watch that, I’m not really too interested in watching these crossover YouTube fights.
I think that Jake Paul is more of an established boxer, I don’t want to say that Jake Paul is a pro boxer because he’s not, I don’t think he ever will be, but he is closer than any of these crossover boxers are to becoming a pro boxer.
I would expect Jake Paul to beat Nate Diaz in the boxing ring. On the street or in the cage, Jake Paul hasn’t got a chance, Nate Diaz would absolutely slaughter him, but I still think that Diaz has got a bit of boxing ability, he can still move around and throw punches.
So, it’s an interesting one, but I’ve got to make Jake Paul the favourite because I just think that a decent boxer beats a top MMA fighter, in a boxing ring.”
Paul will meet Diaz in the ring on August 5, with Amanda Serrano defending her undisputed featherweight title on the undercard of an event that can be watched live on DAZN pay-per-view.