Odds for Jake Paul’s Next Opponent – Conor McGregor and Mike Tyson Among Potentials

| December 27, 2021 7:28 am PDT
  • Odds released for Jake Paul’s next opponent.
  • Pressure on the YouTuber to fight a boxer in his next bout.
  • McGregor and Tyson are just two of several high-profile options for Paul.

The hunt is on for Jake Paul’s next opponent following his win over Tyron Woodley in their rematch on December 18.

The top online boxing betting sites have linked the social media star to several probable and possible opponents, including Conor McGregor, Mike Tyson, and Julio Cesar Sanchez Jr. 

With pressure on Paul to fight a boxer next, the odds unsurprisingly link the American to a number of recognizable names from the sport. But his proclivity to go after mixed martial artists also keeps the MMA representation high.

Odds for Jake Paul’s Next Opponent

If you are wondering what the odds for Paul’s next opponent are, you can find them below.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.+225
Anderson Silva+300
Tommy Fury+350
Dillon Danis+700
Nate Diaz+700
Conor McGregor+750
Jorge Masvidal+750
Deron Williams+900
Floyd Mayweather+1200
Oscar De La Hoya+1200
Mike Tyson+2500
Canelo Alvarez+3300

As you can see, Chavez Jr. currently leads the pack at +225. 

The son of the legendary Mexican champion has expressed interest in taking on Paul. According to reports, Paul is also keen to test his skills against the former light heavyweight titlist. 

As you might expect, the odds for Paul’s next opponent also include the likes of McGregor, Floyd Mayweather, Nate Diaz, and Dillon Danis.

The inclusion of Mike Tyson is a slightly unexpected one, however, but might be down to comments Paul’s older brother made in the past.

Jake Paul, fellow social media star turned “boxer,” suggested that he could beat Tyson inside the ropes. Guilt by association? Most likely.

Who Will Paul Fight Next?

When asked who Jake Paul should fight next, most will suggest that a genuine boxer would be a good start. 

Paul has taken flak for “beating on” basketball players and wrestlers so far in his foray into the “sweet science.” One of his most vocal opponents, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, recently hit out at Paul for what he perceives to be poor form. 

Smith has a point. There is no one out there that can deny that Paul has yet to face a skilled boxer thus far. 

With that being said, no one has forced the likes of Tyron Woodley or Ben Askren to lace-up gloves. Woodley, in particular, was beyond keen at the chance to bag a couple of major paydays with his MMA career now in the rearview mirror. 

Equally, it’s tough to rip on Paul for not fighting a boxer when Tommy Fury pulled out of their fight in December. Fury was said to have suffered an injury before their fight, thus making way for Woodley to get the rematch. 

Pressure Is on Paul to Fight a Boxer Next

While it looks nailed on for the YouTuber to finally test himself against a boxer, I wouldn’t put my house on him doing so. 

Chavez is a good shout, especially with the Mexican carrying a famous name in the sport. However, the son of the legendary Julio Sr. is a national disgrace and is probably respected less than Paul is in the sport. 

Former UFC middleweight icon Anderson Silva beat Chavez in 2021. That was a bout that was lambasted in Chavez’s homeland, with similar accusations of foul play that we saw following Woodley’s supposed dive against the American in December.

At this point, Chavez offers no value whatsoever to get the gig. Silva is kind of in the same boat but is a more realistic proposition.

Tommy Fury at +350 looks the likeliest choice. I highly doubt the UFC will release McGregor, Diaz, or Masvidal next. Former basketballer Deron Williams (+900) could be worth a dollar for some fun at +900 but is unlikely to be among the top picks. 

Williams, who won his boxing debut on the undercard of Paul vs. Woodley 2, won’t draw as much attention as some of the other names on the list. Just imagine Smith’s reaction if that fight happened?

Keep up to date on the odds for Jake Paul’s next opponent and more on our boxing blog

Adam Haynes
Adam Haynes

Adam is a sports writer and tipster with a strong background in MMA, boxing, and combat sports.

When Adam isn't writing about those, as well as politics, rugby, and Gaelic Games, he can be found working on methods and strategies to beat the bookies.

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