For the first time in his nascent boxing career, former YouTuber Jake Paul will face an established pro boxer when he takes on Tommy Fury on Feb. 26 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. Below, we’ll take a look at the odds on this cruiserweight bout, as well as the various prop bets available from legal US sportsbooks.
Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury odds
Jake Paul (-180) vs. Tommy Fury (+140)
Paul (6-0) opened as a relatively slight favorite over Fury (8-0), the younger brother of heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury, but the line has moved to favor Paul more as the fight draws nearer.
With the exception of his first pro bout against YouTuber AnEsonGib, Paul has opened as a betting favorite in all of his fights. Fury has never opened as an underdog in his pro career and has closed as high as a -8500 favorite in some bouts. That makes this, at least according to the odds, one of the most competitive bouts that either man has been in thus far.
The 26-year-old Paul is coming off a unanimous decision win over former longtime UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in October. Fury, 23, has not fought since his win on points over Poland’s Daniel Bocianski last April.
The weight limit for the fight is 185 pounds, and the main card is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. local time on Sunday, meaning it will air live on ESPN+ pay-per-view in the US at 2 p.m. ET, with the main event set to start at around 5 p.m. ET. The card also includes a WBC cruiserweight title fight between champion Ilunga Makabu (-190) and challenger Badou Jack (+160).
Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury prop bet odds
There are multiple prop bets available for the fight. It’s scheduled for eight rounds, a distance Paul has gone twice in his career so far. Fury’s bouts have all been scheduled for six rounds or fewer, and he’s gone the distance in his last three fights.
Over 6.5 rounds: -150
Under 6.5 rounds: +115
There are also odds on whether the fight will go the full eight rounds and come down to the judges’ scorecards.
Fight will go the distance: -120
Fight won’t go the distance: -110
It’s also possible to pick the winner and the method, which will typically get you more profitable odds due to the specificity of the bet. For these bets to hit, you would need to be correct on both who wins the fight but also how he wins. Of course, it’s also possible to bet that the fight will end in a draw on the scorecards.
Paul via decision/technical decision: +180
Paul via KO/TKO/DQ: +220
Fury via decision/technical decision: +500
Fury via KO/TKO/DQ: +280
Some of the longest odds come with picking the winning fighter and the round in which he’ll win. To hit one of these bets, you need to pick the round in which the fight ends but also the winning fighter. The bets don’t specify winning method, however, so whether it ends with a knockout, TKO or disqualification, it’s irrelevant as long as you have the correct fighter and the correct round.
Paul to win in round 1: +2200
Paul to win in round 2: +2000
Paul to win in round 3: +1600
Paul to win in round 4: +1400
Paul to win in round 5: +1400
Paul to win in round 6: +1600
Paul to win in round 7: +2000
Paul to win in round 8: +2200
Fury to win in round 1: +2800
Fury to win in round 2: +2500
Fury to win in round 3: +2000
Fury to win in round 4: +1800
Fury to win in round 5: +1800
Fury to win in round 6: +2000
Fury to win in round 7: +2500
Fury to win in round 8: +2800
How to watch Paul vs. Fury
- Date: Feb. 26
- Time: Main card begins at 2 p.m. ET
- Channel: ESPN+ pay-per-view ($49.99)