Sportsbooks Can’t Separate Tyson and Paul Ahead of Potential Bout

| January 20, 2022 5:12 am PDT
  • Odds have been posted for former heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson to fight YouTuber, Jake Paul.
  • Opening line is a pick’ em with bookies unable to separate the pair.
  • Tyson has refuted claims that the fight is a done deal.

If you’re looking to bet on Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul, you can get some tasty odds on the former “baddest man on the planet.”

Many of the leading apps for betting on boxing are offering odds on a fight between the pair. Much to the surprise of some, Tyson is not favored to beat the social media star turned prize-fighter. 

There is no date in principle agreed by both parties, with “Iron Mike” flat out rejecting reports that advanced talks for the fight are in motion. If there is money to be made, however, the former undisputed king of the heavyweight division might listen

Let’s look at the opening odds for Tyson vs. Paul before we go any further.

Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul Odds – Moneyline for Potential Matchup

Mike Tyson’s Odds to Win-110
Jake Paul’s Odds to Win-110

The odds below might shock some fans. Then again, can anyone be surprised at anything anymore?

Just over one month removed from planting Tyron Woodley’s face into the canvas, former Disney star, Paul, is a pick ’em against the legendary Tyson. The odds for Paul to beat Tyson in a boxing match are -110, which means you would need to stake $110 for a chance at making $100. 

Let me repeat that. In order to win $100 betting on Jake Paul to beat Mike Tyson, you would have to risk more. If there is something that doesn’t quite add up for you there, you’re not the only one.

While Tyson is unlikely to secure a sanctioned boxing match with Paul, the idea of seeing the abrasive social media star take one of the 55-year-old’s combinations would be enough for most to part with their cash. 

Given you would receive a $90.91 profit from a successful $100 bet on Tyson to beat Paul, you can expect these odds to change fast. 

Wasn’t Tyson Meant to Fight Logan Paul?

Yup. According to reports back in November, fans had every reason to get excited about betting on Logan Paul fighting Mike Tyson.

The older Paul brother was priced at +200 to beat Iron Mike, with Tyson a sound favorite at -300. That fight did not materialize, and it’s unlikely we will see it happen.

Never say never, of course, but Jake is the bigger name right now and is likely to jump the line of Paul brothers.

How many are there again?

Anyway, Logan is still waiting to be paid his purse for fighting Floyd Mayweather back in the summer. He labeled the legendary champion “a rat,” claiming that he was purposefully avoiding giving him his cut, which some estimate could be worth as much as $20 million.

Will Mike Tyson and Jake Paul Fight?

There appear to be multiple exhibition/celebrity bouts in the pipeline right now. 

Among them is a potential boxing-MMA crossover bout between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou. It’s not as if there aren’t enough real fights to satisfy fans, with the UFC and boxing schedules looking jam-packed for the first quarter of the year.

It seems as though these types of matchups do it for some fans, who are keen to secure tips for gambling on celebrity fights. Never mind the tremendous amount of cash that can be generated by fighters and promoters. When you take both into consideration, there’s little standing in the way of this one happening.

Whether you like it or not, Paul is here to stay. At least until he gets knocked out cold. Is Tyson the man to do that?

Stay on top of the latest developments on this fight and others by bookmarking our boxing betting blog.

I’ll be back with updates when they are available.

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.

For his troubles, Adam is a fan of Leinster Rugby, Glasgow Celtic, and trusting the process.

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