- U.S. sportsbooks have opened their betting lines for a Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury bout.
- Paul is currently listed as a +116 betting underdog with Fury the -146 odds on favorite.
- This marks the first time in Jake Paul’s boxing career where he has opened as the underdog.
The Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury bout has been discussed for months now. In fact, betting sites in Europe and Canada have already opened their betting odds for that possible celebrity showdown.
CoolBet Canada’s Jake Paul-Tommy Fury odds wet live at the end of August with Fury opening as a -167 favorite and Paul the +120 underdog. U.K-based online sportsbooks also opened their odds at about the same time and listed Fury at 4/7 and Paul at 6/5.
Now, the best boxing betting sites in the U.S. are joining the fray as they too have opened their betting lines for the bout, perhaps signaling that a deal is close to being done.
Jake Paul (+108)
Tommy Fury (-136)https://t.co/I4Rbf3yStl
— ProBoxingOdds (@ProBoxingOdds) October 13, 2021
Frank Warren Looking to Finalize the Deal This Week
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) October 12, 2021
The Jake Paul noise is getting louder once again as Tommy Fury’s promoter has revealed to British media that they are currently negotiating the bout.
According to Fury promoter Frank Warren, they are in the process of “sorting out contract details”. Warren added that he hopes that they would finish off this week and move forward. If the fight happens, it will be in late November or December and it will be held in the United States according to Warren.
Warren believes that the fight will happen because the monetary rewards for Fury are “life-changing” and too hard to pass on. Paul’s camp has offered Fury $1 million for the fight, and a $500,000 bonus if Fury wins. If Fury loses, however, Paul demanded that the Gypsy King’s younger brother change his name to Tommy Fumbles for one year. Warren even joked (or not?) that part of the contract is that each camp has to decide what the other guy has to change his name to.
Tommy Wants Next
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) August 21, 2021
Tommy Fury’s name has been linked to Jake Paul for quite some time now. Last April, when Paul had not picked to fight Tyron Woodley yet, Tommy had the second-best odds to land the Jake Paul bout at 5/2. After the Woodley fight, the younger Fury also had the next-best odds to be Jake’s next opponent at +200 via the BetOnline App. But with Jake seemingly uninterested to give Woodley a rematch, Tommy Fury may no longer be second fiddle anymore.
Fury also called out Jake after the Paul-Woodley event, making it known to the rest of the world that he wants next. Tyson’s little brother is undefeated as a pro boxer although, like Paul, he’s made a career fighting tomato cans. Yet despite that, he is the first “real” boxer that the former Disney actor will face, and that alone makes him a serious threat to end the Jake Paul hype train.
Since opening in the U.S. market on Wednesday, the odds for Jake Paul have dropped to +116 while Fury’s price has shortened to -146. This marks the first time in Jake Paul’s boxing career where he has opened as the betting underdog. Paul has not closed as the bottom dog in any of his boxing bouts and if the betting trends continue, it will also mark the first time he will enter the ring as a betting underdog.