The fact that the Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury fight has received more media attention recently than almost any other possible matchup does not necessarily indicate that boxing is experiencing a decline. Instead, it means that Paul, the YouTube star who transformed into one of the most well-liked professional boxers and possibly the biggest supporter of women’s boxing in the world, has become a phenomenon in the sport and, as a result, has brought about a major international event with Fury. Here is all the information you need to know about the Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury fight, including the odds, each fighter’s resume, and our estimate of the outcome.
Paul has made his name in this sport by brutally knocking out former MMA stars and ex-NBA players, but for the first time in his career on Sunday, he’ll actually face a legitimate pro boxer. That, however, certainly doesn’t mean Fury, despite the fact his half-brother is Tyson Fury, is a better fighter than Paul.
Paul has been on bigger platforms, and he’s had more eye-catching results than Fury, even though Fury’s career has lasted two years longer. Need proof? How about Paul’s mammoth KOs of Nate Robinson, Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley.
According to Paul, who spoke to Boxing Scene, “He’s going to get knocked out by a Disney star—plain and straightforward.” That’s all. Story over. Bro, you’ll see. You’ll discover who the true boxer is. And every single one of them who criticizes you says, “Fight a genuine boxer.” Okay, let’s get started. Tommy stands to lose a lot. When I strike him out, his family will reject him. It’s that easy, really.
Fury, unsurprisingly, differs with that opinion. Instead, he declares that he will retire Paul, despite the fact that Paul just defeated Anderson Silva, 47, in a fight.
He won’t fight ever again. I’m not 40 nor am I fifty. I’m not a UFC fighter. Paul was informed by Fury, “I’ve been doing this my entire life, and I swear to God, you’re done by February 26. “I’ll tutor you. When I was 14 and you were fooling around on the Disney Channel, I was defeating opponents better than you. Do not appear to be interested in this when you are not.
This conflict has been building for more than a year. The battle was originally scheduled for the end of 2021, but Fury had to withdraw due to an injury he sustained in training. They rescheduled for the middle of 2022, but again it was postponed when Fury encountered problems obtaining a permit to enter the country.
Now that two boxing novices who are better known as reality stars have finally met in the ring, we will eventually get to see what happens. Paul already has established himself as one of the best PPV draws in the entire sport, and it’s likely that he will keep doing so.
Here’s more info on the Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury showdown that U.S. viewers can watch on ESPN+ PPV for $49.99 beginning at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury odds
Paul is unquestionably the favorite in the minds of the sports books, despite the fact that Fury was occasionally the betting favorite in the run-up. He was the -160 favorite as of Friday afternoon (bet $160 to win $100), while Fury was the +140 underdog (win $140 on $100 stake). Fury’s money line is something I wouldn’t touch, but I don’t believe betting Paul straight up is a bad idea.
Paul to win by KO/TKO at +215 doesn’t seem to offer much value, but at +600, I’d much rather bet on Paul to be stopped in rounds 5-8. If you want to bet on Fury, I would stoppage at +240 because I’m not confident he’ll outbox Paul. But in all honesty, I also don’t like that behavior.
I might wager on Paul to defeat Fury by stoppage at +215 and Subriel Matias to knock out Jeremias Ponce at -185 if you were looking for a fun parlay for this weekend’s boxing action (and this is only for entertainment reasons). On a $100 bet, that would return $385.
Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury records
Paul has gotten some stunning knockouts, especially against Robinson, Woodley, and Askren. Paul, who has a record of 6-0 (4 KOs), has never faced a professional fighter. Silva presented him with perhaps his toughest challenge because, despite being close to 50, Silva was a genuine MMA legend. It will be interesting to see what occurs when Paul and Fury punch each other.
Paul has more professional experience than Fury (8-0, 4 KOs), but his opponents haven’t exactly been the best. The remainder of his opponents have a combined record of 14-175-1, with the exception of his most recent victory over a man who was 10-1.
Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury prediction
Paul has demonstrated that he is willing to put in the effort necessary to advance in his recently discovered craft. I’m not convinced Fury qualifies in the same way. It will be interesting to see how Paul reacts when he is punched in the face by a real boxing expert, but I believe he will pull through and land one or two devastating blows. Paul, by way of delay in the sixth.