Although promoter Eddie Hearn and former YouTube star turned boxer Jake Paul have frequently disagreed, Hearn still believes Paul will prevail in his forthcoming matchup with MMA veteran Nate Diaz.
On August 5 at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, Paul and Diaz will clash.
Paul lost for the first time in his professional career earlier this year when he lost an eight-round decision to Tommy Fury, the younger brother of undefeated light heavyweight contender Tommy Fury.
“With Nate, no one knows. He could get completely smashed to pieces in a round, or he could be a great fighter. I hear he used to spar with Andre Ward and stuff like this," Hearn told the Matchroom Youtube channel.
“If you’re asking me, Jake Paul beats him comfortably. I really like Nate Diaz and I hope he wins – mainly so he doesn’t put me to sleep on the concrete! But I think he gets stopped.”
After a decisive victory over Tony Ferguson at UFC 279, Diaz's 15-year tenure with the UFC came to an end when his contract expired last year.
He has boxing experience because he has sparred in California gyms with many top pros and previous world champions.
Paul, though, unquestionably has the advantage in terms of professional experience and size.