Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury – Who is Favorite Ahead of the Fight?
After months of trash-talking, Jake Paul and Tommy Fury are finally set to lace up their gloves and battle it out in the ring. Sunday’s highly anticipated bout will take place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, with the two rivals headlining a main card that also features a WBC Cruiserweight title fight between Ilunga Makabu and Badou Jack.
There is plenty more than just pride at stake this weekend. Jake Paul is on the cusp of receiving an official boxing ranking, while Tommy Fury is hoping to put to bed any claims that his career is built off the back of his brother Tyson’s.
Who is the Favorite with the Bookies?
Those looking to place a bet on Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury might be surprised to learn that pro boxer Fury is down as the +125 underdog. Questions have consistently been raised over the quality of Fury’s opponents thus far, with the Brit looking to silence the critics in his biggest fight to date.
Paul is the -138 favorite ahead of his seventh fight, largely due to the high-profile names already on his resume. The Cleveland-born, YouTuber-turned-boxer has sold his fair share of pay-per-views, with bouts against the likes of Tyron Woodley and Anderson Silva launching him into the boxing stratosphere.
There is no exact science to betting on boxing but plenty of bettors will like the look of Paul’s odds for another knockout victory. Four of his six fights have been won via stoppage, with the odds currently at +260 for Paul to hand Fury a first KO/TKO loss.
Fury boasts an impressive record of 8-0 himself. However, despite a barrage of knockouts in his early fights, he has relied more heavily on victory by decision of late. Fury’s last three wins have been on points, with his last KO coming in 2021 against 0-9 Scott Williams.
Birth Name: Jake Paul
Earned Name: Problem Child
Title: Leader of the Pack
2023 Goals: 3 fights pic.twitter.com/7T5CN0j3hC
— Most Valuable Promotions (@MostVpromotions) December 24, 2022
Paul vs Fury: Who Has the Better Record?
The two have fairly comparable records when it comes to numbers. Paul is 6-0 with four knockouts, while Fury is 8-0 with four knockouts. However, the similarities stop with the numbers. When you look at the opponents faced by each boxer, Paul stands head and shoulders above Fury.
Fury’s pro debut was a points victory over Latvian boxer, Jevgenijs Andrejevs, who had an astonishing 102 defeats when he stepped in the ring with the Mancunian. Fury followed this up with a stoppage win over fellow Brit Callum Ide, who is yet to win in 37 fights. Ide was the first of four boxers without a win to their name that Fury got the better of.
In complete contrast, Paul’s opponents have certainly had experience winning fights at an elite level, albeit mainly in MMA rather than boxing. His boxing career began to accelerate when he flatlined former Bellator and UFC star Ben Askren, followed by a vicious knockout in a rematch with once-UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley.
The YouTube sensation’s most recent win was a hard-fought decision against another MMA veteran, Anderson Silva, who many believe is the greatest to ever fight in the UFC. Although now past his best at 47, Silva proved his talent when beating former Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., a man over a decade younger than the Brazilian.
This is the fight fans have been waiting for and there are sure to be fireworks in Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Is Jake Paul the real deal or will Tommy Fury stop his boxing career in its tracks?
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) October 30, 2022
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