Logan Paul vs. Anderson Silva appears to be gaining steam.
With news that the YouTube star and UFC Hall of Famer could be meeting in a boxing match this fall, the oddsmakers have already shared their thoughts about how it could play out and the opening line may come as a surprise.
According to SportsBetting.ag, Paul opened as a -200 favorite while Silva sits at +160. That means you would have to wager $200 on Paul to receive a $100 return, while a $100 bet on Silva would net you $160.
“These odds are going to be a bit surprising to some, and we’ll likely see a lot of underdog action, but you have to account for the age, shape and motivation of Silva,” Adam Burns, Odds Manager, said. “And as much as I hate to admit it, it’s becoming more apparent that the Paul brothers actually know how to box.”
Rumors about the potential fight were previously leaked this week.
Dillon Danis, jiu jitsu ace and close friend of Conor McGregor, leaked a DM on social media that suggests an event could be in the works for September. Per the DM, a “huge event” is being planned for September 19 in Dubai.
“There will be a huge event in Dubai September 19,” a message from fifth-degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Viktor Doria read. “Main event is Anderson Silva vs Logan Paul boxing match. Would you like to fight a grappling match adcc rules and referees?”
Logan Paul vs Anderson Silva rumored for September 19th in Dubai per a leaked message to MMA fighter Dillon Danis pic.twitter.com/NYAzlNlZus
— Dexerto (@Dexerto) July 19, 2021
Just six weeks ago, Paul fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. to a draw in their eight-round exhibition match. Silva, meanwhile, earned a win over former boxing champ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. last month.