It’s finally happening. Jake Paul’s next opponent will be Tommy Fury. Over the last year and a half, Paul and Fury have scheduled to fight twice, and both times the fight had been put on hold for various reasons. This time around, we believe the fight will finally go down.
The fight takes place in Saudi Arabia on ESPN pay-per-view this Saturday.
Both fighters are fairly young in their professional careers. Both men are undefeated. Jake Paul has a 6-0 record, while Fury has an 8-0 record. Record and opposition is fairly the same when it comes to the YouTube personality and the former Love Island Star. However, Fury has been boxing his entire life while Paul only took up the sport a few years ago.
In terms of physical attributes, Jake Paul stands at 6’1” and has a punching reach of 76”. Fury stands at 6’0” and has a punching reach of 80”. There is a slight advantage for Fury in that department.
Paul, 26, was able to fight just once in 2022 after the multiple delays endured from the Fury fights falling through. He scored his most impressive win to date when he outpointed Anderson Silva and scored a late knockdown in the fight. However, in the scheme of boxing, wins over Anderson Silva, NBA player Nate Robinson, and past it MMA stars have not legitimized Paul’s run in the sport.
I am not sure a win over Tommy Fury will do that either. Fury himself is more known for having the Fury last name and being a reality tv personality. He’s not really known for his boxing acumen. As a boxing fan myself, I do not recognize one name on his ledger.
Despite having less experience than Tommy Fury in terms of years in the sport, Jake Paul is the favorite for the fight against Tommy Fury. Jake Paul is favored at -180, while Fury is the slight underdog at +130.
So how do you bet on a fight that will have a lot of eyes on it between undefeated novices with more notoriety outside the ring than inside the ring? My logic lies with Paul. Everyone in boxing says that he trains like a real fighter. Also, he has been the more active fighter. Could i be absolutely wrong about Tommy? Sure. But looking at his only fight I’ve seen to date was a few years ago in Cleveland. He didn’t look great. He also has not been past 6 rounds ever in his career. A fighter that’s in his professional infancy is usually moved along fighting multiple times a year. Fury as his level has only fought three times in the last two years.
I like Paul straight. I really don’t have a gauge on how he will win. But -180 are still decent odds for a fight with so much uncertainty.