For better or worse, sports are well on their way back in the United States.
The NBA's scrimmage phase began on Wednesday. MLB's Opening Night is Thursday. The WNBA tips off Saturday.
And former Bull Nate Robinson is boxing Youtuber Jake Paul. Yup, you read that right. The Athletic's Shams Charania first had the scoop:
Former NBA guard Nate Robinson and YouTube star Jake Paul make it official: They tell me they will be fighting Sept. 12 as an undercard to Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. in California. pic.twitter.com/ClEP64JZFp— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 23, 2020
The bout, as Charania notes, will serve as an undercard match for the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. pay-per-view fight on Sept. 12 that was made headlines Thursday.
"Jake Paul, I want all the smoke," Robinson said in a statement to Charania.
"Nate will meet the canvas early," said Paul.
Brandon "Scoop B." Robinson, who recently hosted Nate Robinson on his podcast, reported the two will duke out eight rounds (three minutes a pop) at 185 pounds each.
The quality of the sparring will be anyone's guess. But, for Bulls fans, it could prove a fun opportunity to root for NateRob once again.