Jake Paul defeated former UFC star Nate Diaz in a cruiserweight boxing fight on August 5 wearing a custom-designed outfit and sneakers by LA-based tinkerer, The Surgeon.
The YouTuber defeated Diaz via unanimous decision inside Dallas’ American Airlines Center in front of a sell-out 20,000-strong crowd and in turn continued to prove wrong those who still doubt his capabilities as a fully-fledged fighter.
A win for Paul looked to be on the cards early doors after he hurt Diaz with a strong blow in the first round before flooring him in the fifth. Although Diaz, the 38-year-old former UFC star, managed to withstand Paul’s barrage to take the bout the entire ten rounds, he came out on the wrong side of the decision.
While most of the evening’s heat was saved for outside the arena (it was 96°F!), Paul’s ring walk certainly shared the load. The YouTuber-turned-boxer wore a $100,000 one-of-one head to toe outfit by The Surgeon that drew on his admiration of Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack drops as well as his love for black and white combinations.
On foot, The Surgeon, real name Dominic Ciambrone, took Travis Scott’s AJ1 Phantom Low and repurposed it into a fight-ready shoe: an ultra-luxe lightweight “garment suede” mudguard, heel, and sides were added alongside the iconic Swoosh and premium nubuck quarter sections on the upper.
Even away from the sneakers Paul’s ‘fit was packing a punch. The jacket he wore was made from 9oz vintage washed canvas and adorned with custom embroidered patches said to reflect pivotal moments in his life and career. The shorts, which had “PAUL” emblazoned around the waistline, were made using an old Jordan Brand x Travis Scott tee.
Of course simply dressing the part wins you nothing. Although as the old saying goes: if you look good, you feel good and if you feel good, you play good. So clearly thanks to The Surgeon, Paul was feeling good and looking even better.