Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury Odds Preview: Is Paul Finally Facing a “Real” Boxer?
The Truth is Exposed This Sunday
Real or Not, Paul is Favored at Boxing Betting Lines
Over a year in the making, Jake Paul finally takes on a “real boxer” as he faces Tommy Fury. The Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury Odds favor the former despite Fury being a step up in competition for him. Tyson’s brother is unbeaten just like Paul and is just 23 years old. The two were supposed to fight back in December 2021 until Fury pulled out. Since then, there has been no love lost between these boxers.
🥊Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury🥊
Boxers: Jake Paul (6-0-0, 4 KOs) vs Tommy Fury (8-0-0, 4 KOs)
Date, Time & Streaming:
Location: Diriyah, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Weight Class: Cruiserweight (200 lbs.)
Bettors Take Jake Paul Seriously… Will Fury?
Paul is used to being underestimated. Despite being 8-0 with wins over former MMA champions, the “Problem Child” continues to hear the same critique: “he’s never fought a real boxer.” And Fury is one of those vocal critics of the YouTube star-turned-boxer. Now, Fury gets to put his money where his mouth is.
“If I can’t beat Jake Paul, I don’t belong in the ring,” Fury told talkSPORT Drive. He also said he would retire “yes, 100% yeah, definitely” if he loses to Paul.
These are bold promises coming from Fury. He is either underestimating Paul and feels unthreatened by him or he is treating this fight like it’s his one last shot at a championship. Continuing with his interview, it’s more of the former.
“There is nothing that Jake Paul does inside that ring that has got me worried,” Fury said. “He throws a wild overhand right like any guy from the pub would do, he’s blown out of his a** after three rounds, there’s not a lot he does. He doesn’t have a high work rate, he is what he is. And yeah, I believe he is that delusional to believe he’s going to beat me.”
But is Fury running into the same mistake many have made against Paul? Ben Askren, a former MMA champion, brushed off Paul leading up to their fight. Paul knocked him out within two minutes. The Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury Odds are not as confident in Fury’s chances as he is. Come Sunday, Fury will need to prove the boxing predictions wrong and finally hand Paul his first loss. He may just become the unlikely hero in the eyes of many.
Paul is The Good Problem Boxing Has
Love him or hate him, Paul is a rising superstar in the sport. And even after beating Fury, most will find an excuse to minimize Paul’s success. Some may say that Fury was a low-level boxer who padded his record by beating up “taxi drivers” as Paul said in their in-ring face-off. Fury’s opponents have a combined record of 24-176-5. The four boxers Fury knocked out combined for two wins in 76 fights.
“I don’t care what people think, I’m going to pick Jake Paul,” Teddy Atlas said on his podcast, THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas.The legendary boxing coach and analyst said Paul picked Fury because it’s a favorable matchup for him.
“Jake Paul is physically strong,” Atlas said. “Fury’s not physically strong. I think that’s why he picked him. He’s not stupid. I think he thinks he can use his physicality, and I think he thinks he’s mentally tougher. And he might be right.”
Indeed, Paul seems more focused and determined. Many may not be able to overlook his background as a social media star or the fact that he’s mainly fought aged MMA fighters and celebrities. But Paul’s opponents have arguably been better than Fury’s. And what Paul lacks in technique or polish, he makes up for in power and ferocity.
The Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury Odds favor Paul for a reason. Like Floyd Mayweather Jr., he knows how to put himself in a winnable position. He does not need to be the best boxer nor does he need to beat the most significant opponents. But Paul’s continued progress has been must-see TV. Beating Fury and doing so emphatically will open a new chapter.
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