Diplo set for boxing debut in June, will call out opponent in Jake Paul vs Ben Askren event

Because the celeb boxing development continues, one of many world’s most well-known and completed DJs may also be stepping within the ring quickly.

Diplo, whose actual identify is Thomas Wesley Pentz, is reportedly set to make his boxing debut on June 5, in Miami, Florida. He’s scheduled to carry out at Saturday’s Jake Paul vs Ben Askren occasion, the place he’s additionally anticipated to make all the pieces official and name out his opponent.

“He got here to us and stated he actually needs to battle,” Triller proprietor Ryan Kavanaugh instructed Rolling Stone. “Now we have relationship with him and we stated, ‘Why don’t you come to this occasion and play a bit after which name out an opponent for the following occasion?’ Hopefully that opponent solutions again. It was just about that easy.”

Diplo, a three-time Grammy award winner, is 42-years-old and doesn’t actually have a previous fight sports activities background. In line with Mike Bohn, the opponent is rumored to be 24-year-old rapper 6ix9ine.

Right here’s a clip of Diplo sparring and having a playful session along with his boxing coach:

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