Paul vs. Woodley 2 Odds – Paul Significant Favorite for Rematch
- Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley rematch scheduled for December 18.
- Woodley replaces Tommy Fury who pulled out with injury.
- Paul offers a $500,000 knockout incentive to Woodley.
Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury will not go ahead as planned.
Fury pulled out citing a broken rib, with former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley stepping in to replace the Love Island star.
Woodley, who lost to Paul by way of a split decision in September, has been made a significant underdog by the bookies. He will take the YouTuber on in the Showtime headliner at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on December 18.
Paul Favored to Beat Woodley in the Rematch
Odds for Paul vs. Woodley 2 were released by Bovada on Monday.
Paul opens as a sizeable favorite ahead of the second boxing match between the unlikely pair.
An immediate rematch was touted as a strong possibility following their initial bout in August. The social media star poured cold water on a second scrap, however, when he accused Woodley of reneging on a pre-fight promise to get a tattoo saying, “I love Jake Paul.”
Woodley later posted an image of a tattoo, but fans doubted the authenticity of the ink.
Paul closed as a -205 favorite in his first fight with Woodley, who was a +140 underdog with some online sportsbooks.
Why Did Tommy Fury Pull Out?
According to a statement released by Team Fury, the combination of a broken rib and chest infection are responsible for his withdrawal from the fight.
Paul has lambasted the Brit for pulling out, labeling him “boxing’s biggest b***h.” He claims that the 7-0 professional has willingly ducked out of the fight due to fear, rather than a genuine medical condition.
The American appeared on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani on Monday to confirm the rematch with Woodley will take place on the same date and at the same location as the scrapped bout with Fury.
Paul, who is regarded for his abrasive personality, believes Fury has ducked him.
He told Helwani that the 22-year-old is a liar while also pointing the finger at his older brother, WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson.
The whole entire thing seems shady. He lied about the press conference in Las Vegas. He said his mom was sick, so he had to fly home, which wasn’t true at all. Tyson Fury has a history of pulling out of fights. He’s pulled out of five fights. The family is just sketchy.”
No Knockout Clause in the Paul vs. Woodley Rematch?
Paul was accused of adding a no knockout clause to his last fight against Woodley.
If true, this would effectively mean that the former UFC champion would be penalized for stopping the former Disney star.
There were certainly moments in their first fight where Woodley appeared to have Paul in trouble, only to refrain from finishing him.
To dispel those rumors, Paul and his team have confirmed that there will be a $500,000 bonus if Woodley can stop him.
Fans lamenting the breakdown of the Paul vs. Fury bout will have other boxing matches to bet on in December, including a second fight with Woodley.
It remains to be seen if this fight can top the estimated 500,000 pay-per-view buys cloked in their first fight.