Boxing Odds: Moneylines, Prop Bets, Tyson vs. Paul Betting Lines

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Check below for the latest boxing odds on upcoming fights. The boxing calendar is set to heat up through the spring and into the summer, with sportsbooks offering odds on all the major upcoming fights, including Mike Tyson (+130) vs. Jake Paul (-170).

If you see a bet you like, click the odds to head to the online sportsbook where you can place that wager. Scroll down for more boxing odds, analysis on this weekend’s fight, and boxing prop odds.

Boxing odds and betting lines

Mike Tyson +135 vs. Jake Paul -180

July 20, Arlington, Texas

Tyson (50-6) is still known far and wide for his days as the heavyweight division’s most fearsome knockout artist. That was well over two decades ago, however, and here he’ll be facing an opponent who’s 30 years his junior. Tyson has looked to be in reasonably good shape for a man pushing 60, but he has not won a professional fight since 2003 and has not competed since a 2020 exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr.

Paul (9-1) may have started out as a YouTuber using boxing as a quick payday, but he’s turned into a surprisingly good and committed fighter. So far his standard practice has been to target ex-MMA fighters who are past their primes, and here he’s doing much the same thing with an aging boxing great. This is sanctioned as a pro fight, but under special rules that include larger 14-ounce gloves and two-minute rounds. The size of the gloves could favor Paul, since Tyson’s best hope is likely the one-punch knockout. The shorter rounds may favor Tyson, who’s likely to have the shallower gas tank.

Types of boxing bets

Depending on your location, you may have multiple online sportsbooks to choose from. To get the best odds, it can be advantageous to sign up at multiple books. This will let you claim multiple sign-up bonuses while also giving you the ability to comparison shop for the most favorable odds for each bet. Remember to do this while gambling responsibly.

Once you’ve signed up for an account and added money to your account, you will then have the ability to place bets on boxing matches. In boxing, odds sometimes aren’t available until the bout draws near, and more bets typically become available in the days leading up to fight night. This especially holds true for prop bets, which often aren’t available until fight week.

Moneyline: A straight bet on which fighter will win. If you place a moneyline bet, your bet cashes as long as the fighter you picked wins. This type of bet is not dependent on method, time or round. Your payout depends on the odds and the amount of your wager.

Fight props: Prop bets (aka proposition bets) allow you to wager on specific occurrences within a fight. Because of that specificity, these types of bets often bring greater and therefore potentially more profitable odds, though often at an increased difficulty to win. Examples of fight props might be betting on a certain fight to last for all the scheduled rounds. In fight sports, this is also known as “going the distance.” You might also be able to bet on a fight to finish in the first minute. Some sportsbooks may also allow you to bet on the referee deducting a point for a foul in the fight.

Round props: These bets allow you to wager on which round the fight will end in. This can sometimes involve wagering on a certain fighter to win in a certain round. It can also involve just betting on whether the fight will begin a certain round.

Winning method: These bets allow you to wager on precisely how someone will win a fight. In boxing, the options tend to fall into two categories: KO/TKO/DQ or decision/technical. A bout that ends inside the distance is usually covered by a KO/TKO/DQ bet, with the exception of fights that are ruled no-contests. If the fight goes the full distance and the judges decide it for one fighter or another, that’s a decision. It’s also possible to bet on a fight ending in a draw, though this is relatively rare in boxing.

Parlays: This is when you group two or more bets together. This comes with the understanding that the parlay only wins if all of the individual bets within the parlay are correct. For instance, you might bet on three different fighters on the same card to all win their bouts. Or you might bet on one fighter to win, another to win by TKO/KO/DQ, and a third fight to go the distance regardless of who wins the decision. The more bets you add to a parlay, the higher the odds get. Therefore, the potential payout on those bets is also higher. But the risk tends to go up as well, as a single missed bet spoils the parlay.

Boxing odds explained

The most frequent question bettors face when looking at boxing odds is how to interpret the numbers next to each fighter’s name. A positive number means that these are underdog odds, which means the payoff will be higher if the bet hits. If the moneyline odds on a fighter are +300, that means a bet of $100 would stand to win $300 (plus your original $100 back) if that fighter wins.

A negative number generally indicates a favorite, which means the potential payout will be lower. If a boxer is at odds of -300, that means a bet of $300 would stand to win $100 (plus your original bet back) if that fighter wins.

Recent boxing events

Inoue defeats Fulton, TKO, 8th round

Naoya Inoue put on a boxing masterclass against Stephen Fulton in July 2023, claiming the WBO and WBC junior featherweight titles with an eighth-round TKO in a fight he dominated from the start. Inoue was fighting for the first time at 122 pounds, and he overwhelmed Fulton with both speed and power, dropping him with a blistering combo in the eighth before finishing him seconds later. The win solidified Inoue as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world, and perhaps put him at the top of that elite list.

Kambosos Jr. defeats Hughes, majority decision

Former lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr. won a controversial majority decision victory over Maxi Hughes on July 22, getting his hand raised to the sound of boos after a bout that was much closer than expected. Hughes came in as a +300 underdog at some sportsbooks. He turned in one of the best performances of his career, however, leading many to argue that he deserved to win the decision over an underperforming Kambosos.