Jake Paul Underdog For the First Time Against Tommy Fury

Jake Paul V Tommy Fury Underdog

  • Jake Paul has opened at +100 odds against Tommy Fury.
  • With Fury opening at -130, this marks the first time that Jake Paul is an underdog in a professional boxing match.
  • Paul and Fury are confirmed to be headlining a Showtime PPV event on August 6th at the Madison Square Garden in New York.

Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury is official and for the first time in the Problem Child’s boxing career, he has opened as the betting underdog.

Opening odds at the BetOnline App have Fury as the early -130 odds on favorite to win the fight. Meanwhile, the undefeated Paul hit the opening betting boards at +100 odds.

Jake Paul Opened at +120 Last Year

Although Paul is the underdog on the latest odds boards, his opening odds are shorter than the odds the same sportsbook (BetOnline) gave him when the fight against Fury was first discussed last October. Back then, Jake Paul opened as the +120 underdog and Tommy Fury the -150 betting favorite. The Las Vegas Superbook even had Fury at a shorter -160 odds and Paul at +140.

The two were booked to fight on December 18, 2021, but the bout did not happen because Fury suffered a broken rib and a bacterial chest infection. Tyron Woodley stepped in to replace Fury and the former UFC welterweight champion ended up getting knocked out by Jake Paul inside six rounds. Meanwhile, Fury went on to defeat fringe boxer Daniel Bocianski on points last April 23rd at Wembley Stadium.

Earlier this month, Paul announced that he and women’s boxing world champion Amanda Serrano will headline a Showtime PPV event at the Madison Square Garden on August 6th. The former YouTube star did not mention who their respective opponents would be although there was nobody else linked to Jake Paul except Fury and UFC fighter Nate Diaz. But with Diaz still tied to his UFC contract, Fury was going to be the guy.

Jake Paul Confirms Tommy Fury Bout

As early as early Wednesday, Tommy Fury announced that he was fighting Jake Paul on August 6th. Although many believed he was not bluffing, the fight was not official until Jake Paul confirmed it on Thursday with a tweet that said he’ll “take the little Fury’s head off”. Of course Jake put his words into a photo later on:

Paul is known to exaggerate everything but when he said that he is taking the biggest risk of his career against Fury, he was spot on. While he is unbeaten in five professional boxing bouts, Paul has never fought an opponent that was his same natural size and who was trained to be a professional boxer. Although he is not a world-beater, Fury checks both boxes.

Jake has never opened as a betting underdog before. In fact, his longest opening odds were at -139 during his professional debut against fellow YouTube star AnEsonGib. Paul has also not closed as a betting underdog with his worst closing odds at -145 when he fought former MMA champion, Ben Askren. When he fought Woodley in their first bout, T-Wood was considered his biggest challenge yet Paul opened at -150 and closed at -160 odds.

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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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