Tommy Fury was always going to be the likely next opponent for Jake Paul.
After both men won their respective fights in Cleveland back in August, there was a backstage confrontation that added fuel to the fire. Recently, Jake Paul and Fury exchanged jabs on social media before it was reported that Fury has agreed to a contract — which includes a name change bet — with the YouTuber turned boxer.
Fury is the brother of heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury.
Promoter Frank Warren recently said that the Paul-Fury fight is basically a done deal and that it will happen before the end of the year. With the news, the odds have been set and Fury is favored over Paul.
According to SportsBetting.ag, Fury opens as a -150 favorite while Paul is +120. That means you would have to bet $150 on Fury to see a $100 return, while a $100 bet on Paul would win you $120.
OH. MY! 😮
"You need to stop running my friend!"
"Take the fight!"@tommytntfury and @jakepaul finally came face-to-face backstage and it was absolute chaos! 👀 pic.twitter.com/1398ZTZzMZ
— Boxing on BT Sport 🥊 (@BTSportBoxing) August 30, 2021
The 23-year-old Fury is 7-0 in his professional boxing career with four knockouts. Like Paul, Fury brings some crossover appeal after starring on the hit UK reality series Love Island where he finished as the season’s runner-up.
The 24-year-old Paul, meanwhile, is 4-0 with three wins by knockout.
Who do you think will get the win if the two men face off? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts and predictions.