The former boxing champion Andre Ward looks forward to training Nate Diaz ahead of his first boxing match. He believes people have underestimated Nate Diaz, which is true, as Jake Paul is the betting favourite for this match mainly because he’s undefeated against MMA fighters.
Nate Diaz claims that he has been boxing since childhood and has always wanted to fight in a boxing match. Andre Ward highlights that Nate Diaz has the ability to get hit and come back again and again. Some fans did find Diaz’s boxing clips impressive, and some had nothing but negative things to say about it.
Andre Ward on Nate Diaz’s boxing debut
The retired boxer Andre Ward recently spoke about Nate Diaz’s striking abilities on The MMA Hour and explained how he might have the edge over Jake Paul. He believes it’s not a one-sided match because Nate Diaz has the power to persist.
In about two months, all boxing fans will find out how accurate Andre Ward’s statements turns out to be. “It’s going to be a good fight,” Ward said as quoted by bjpenn.com. “People look at that mitt session that Nate had and they just misread the play man.
Those type of shots, they don’t look pretty. But they keep coming; they keep coming from different angles. He’s got some miles on him; he’s been around a long time”. He further said: “He needs to show that he can take a shot from Jake Paul.
Jake has a natural right hand that’s got power on it. If he can take that right hand from Jake Paul, it’s going to be a tougher fight than people realize because Nate keeps coming”. Andre Ward last fought in 2017 and ended his professional career with an undefeated record of 32-0 (16 Knockouts).
When asked if he would return, Ward did not dismiss the idea and said he could be a part of an exhibition match in the future. Here’s exactly what he said: “I think I would be open to something like (an exhibition fight),” Ward said, as quoted by yardbarker.com. “I’m not going to make a mockery of my legacy, but if it was something that made sense … I might jump on that”.
His reaction to fighting Jake Paul: “Hell yeah,” I would be open to both (an exhibition or professional match), for sure”.
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