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Drake Places $248K Bet on Nate Diaz to Beat Jake Paul

30 Aug 2023
Leon Travers 30 Aug 2023
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  • Drake backs underdog Nathan Diaz in his boxing match with YouTuber turned-boxer Jake Paul
  • The rapper stands to win $994K if Diaz gets his hand raised
  • Tale of the tape on Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz
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  • Big Bet Alert! Drake lays down $248,692.53 on Diaz Against Jake Paul
  • Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz - Tale of the Tape
  • Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz Date
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Jake Paul and Nate Diaz step into the square-circle on Saturday and musician Drake is ready. He has wagered nearly $250,000 on Diaz to win at

Big Bet Alert! Drake lays down $248,692.53 on Diaz Against Jake Paul

Drake is no stranger to placing larger-than-life sports bets at his favorite sportsbook - This week, the rap and hip-hop legend is backing MMA legend Nate Diaz in his boxing match against YouTube star Jake Paul.

The bet amount is a massive $248,692.53 on Diaz to win at odds of 4.00. He stands to pick up a cool $994,770.52 should his boy claim the victory. 

Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz - Tale of the Tape

Jake Paul
tale of the tape
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185lbWeight (at weigh-in)184.9lb

The tale of the tape (on Diaz’s side) doesn’t tell us much, as this is his debut in the boxing ring. That said, he earned a reputation in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as one of the better boxers in the octagon. Of course, MMA boxing and real boxing are two different things, so it’ll be interesting to see how he makes the transition.

As for Paul, this will be the 8th time he steps through the ropes. His record stands at 7-1, with his only loss coming in his last fight against Tommy Fury. No disrespect to Nate, but on paper, this is a step down in class from Fury, which is why the bookmakers have The Problem Child as the favorite.

Another revealing fact, which puts pressure on Drake’s bet, is Diaz fought most of his UFC fights at lightweight (155lb). Although it is well known that UFC fighters cut a lot of weight, I’m certain there will be a noticeable size difference when they face each other in the ring. 

Will the extra power that Paul should have in his arsenal be the deciding factor? Nate is a durable fighter, however. He can absorb punishment like few others. Moreover, he has stamina. Throughout his career, Diaz has often finished fights stronger than he started them. This all creates many intriguing permutations.


Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz Date

This fight is being billed as Ready 4 War, and if the weight-ins are anything to go by, both guys are pumped. Here’s where and when the action is set to go down:

  • Fight Date: Saturday, August 5, 2023
  • Place: American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas

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