JAKE PAUL has agreed to a shocking late rule change for his boxing comeback against Nate Diaz.
The former YouTuber and awards contender meets Diaz on August 5 in Dallas.
And the fight – which will be Diaz’s professional boxing debut – is scheduled for eight rounds.
But both the American and Paul are happy to go two more and will now lobby the Texas commission to have the motion passed.
Paul tweeted, “Nate Diaz wants 10 laps. I’m guessing he has good cardio. Ok Nathan, it’s 10 laps.”
The social media sensation is coming off his first loss, coming in a split decision to 24-year-old Tommy Fury in Saudi Arabia in February.
But Paul, 26, decided to turn down a rematch and instead fight Diaz, 38, who retired from the UFC last year after his contract expired.
Although fans recently feared for the MMA veteran after footage of his training on the pads surfaced.
But unbeaten Hall-of-Famer boxer Andre Ward – who used to train with Diaz – warned against excluding him.
Ward, 39, recounted The MMA lesson: “People look at that mitten session they had and just got the piece wrong, man, [because] Shots like this don’t look pretty, but they keep coming back.
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“They keep coming from different angles and he’s got a few miles ahead. He’s been at it for a long time.
“[Diaz has] to show he can block Jake Paul’s shot because Jake has a natural right hand that has a lot of power.
“So if he can take Jake Paul’s right hand, it’s going to be a tougher fight than people think, man, because Nate is going to keep going.”