Jake Paul beat Nate Diaz by unanimous decision Saturday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Diaz, the MMA star who was making his pro boxing debut, was the clear favorite of the announced sellout crowd. But the cheers had little impact on the outcome in the 10-round showdown between the 26-year-old Paul and 38-year-old Diaz.
Paul, who knocked Diaz down in the fifth round, said he was sure he’d won the fight on the judges’ cards and thought Diaz won only one round.
"Although he’s a warrior, you know? I had him hurt in the first round, he kept on coming and no one’s taken that much damage," Paul said.