Tommy Fury Now a Bigger Betting Favorite Against Jake Paul As Fight is Official

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  • Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury is official for December 18th in Tampa Bay.
  • Fury opened at -136 but is now a -175 in the latest oddsboard at the bet boxing betting sites,
  • This marks the first time in Jake Paul’s boxing career where he is listed as an underdog.

Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury is official.

The highly-anticipated boxing bout between the YouTube star and Tyson Fury’s half-brother is happening on December 18th in Tampa Bay, Florida. It will be fought over eight rounds at a contracted weight of 192 pounds.

Jake Paul is coming off a victory over former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley last August 29th in Paul’s hometown of Cleveland. In the undercard of that event, Tommy Fury defeated Anthony Taylor to put his name in the Jake Paul sweepstakes.

This bout has been talked about for months and earlier this month, it was reported that these two have agreed to fight and were looking to agree on a November or December date. Now a date has been set.

Shorter Odds for Tommy Fury

Earlier this month, the best boxing sportsbooks in the U.S. opened their betting odds for this intriguing celebrity boxing match with Fury as the -136 odds on favorite to win the bout and Jake Paul the slight +108 betting underdog. But following the official announcement of the bout on Friday, Fury’s odds have shorted to -175 while Paul’s price got longer at +125.

At 5Dimes, those numbers are currently -155 for Fury and +115 for Paul. has Tyson Fury’s younger brother listed at -175 while Logan Paul’s little brother is at +145. Meanwhile, Bet365 USA has the current shortest odds for Tommy Fury at -200 with Jake Paul coming back at +150 at that online sportsbook. If we compare these odds against the Mike Tyson vs Logan Paul exhibition boxing bout which was announced last week, Logan has a better chance of beating Iron Mike than Jake has of pulling off a win against the former Love Island star.

According to Oddschecker, 64.2% of the total bets received so far for the bout have been made on Fury while only 30.25% have been placed on Jake Paul and 5.56% of the bettors are taking their chance with a draw. While this doesn’t affect what happens inside the ring on fight night, it’s an indication that the public believes that the Jake Paul hype will end on October 18th at the hands of Tommy Fury, not Tommy Fumbles.

Jake Paul Shifts Away from MMA Opponent Theme

Jake Paul has made a name for himself in the sport by beating non-boxers inside the boxing ring. His first opponent was fellow YouTube star AnEsonGib whom he stopped inside the first round. Then Paul upgraded from fighting an internet sensation to a former NBA slam dunk king in Nate Robinson. That bout also ended in a KO win for Jake Paul. Then in his last two bouts, Paul has fought MMA fighters, Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley, knocking out Askren inside two minutes and barely surviving Woodley in a close unanimous decision in his most recent bout.

But for his next fight, Jake will be shifting away from the MMA opponent theme and will be fighting a real professional boxer who is of the same size and weight as he is in Tommy Fury. Fury is undefeated in seven professional boxing bouts but he’s fought tomato cans all throughout his career. Despite that, Fury is a trained boxer, just like Paul and unlike Jake’s first four opponents who only trained to box for the Jake Paul bout.

Prior to this upcoming bout, Jake had never seen the plus money sign next to his name. He was even a -180 betting favorite against Woodley, who was supposed to be the toughest opponent he’s ever faced. For whatever it’s worth, this also marks the longest odds in Fury’s career. Tommy closed at -1400 or shorter in his first even professional boxing bouts.

Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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