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“Someone’s zero has got to go.”
These were the words of Mike Tyson ahead of Jake Paul and Tommy Fury meeting in Riyadh this Sunday night, where the two celebrity boxers will finally step into the ring together. Both men have high profiles, courtesy of Paul’s YouTube fame and Fury’s stint on Love Island plus his elder brother, Tyson Fury. Whether or not they are good enough boxers to merit the attention this fight has been getting is another question, but the reality is that one man’s boxing career will take a serious hit with a loss tonight.
We breakdown the bookies odds and offer up our suggestions of the best wagers to make ahead of Paul vs Fury on Sunday night in this betting preview.
Jake Paul to Win By Knockout
Fight Not to Go the Distance
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury – Fight Prediction
Here at Pundit Feed, we love our boxing. Below are two of the best predictions our experts suggest making on this much awaited bout in Saudi Arabia:
Jake Paul to Win By Knockout @ 5/2 (3.50)
A simple Google search will reveal just how much criticism Jake Paul has received over the past two years as he’s entered the boxing world. To date, he’s not fought a true professional boxer, so all of his result must be taken with a grain of salt. However, on the balance he looks like the better boxer here, and should come away victorious.
Paul has previously proven himself to have some serious knockout power, winning four of his six fights so far by way of knockout. Given the animosity between these two men, expect Paul to go for the knockout here and be successful.
Fight Not to Go the Distance @ 8/11 (1.73)
Two factors make this a smart bet: Neither of these men are particularly accomplished boxers, and both head into this clash with a significant degree of motivation to knock the other out. The bad blood and lack of proficient defence will surely mean that one way or another, someone is getting knockout out on Sunday.
Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury Preview
With these bets in mind, here’s a look at how each fighter has made it to this bout:
Paul made his intentions clear to move into professional boxing in early 2020, and has fought six times since then. However, the challenge is that because of Paul’s high profile, he’s been unable to fight the usual nameless boxers that constitute the first few years of any other fighter’s career. As a result, his six clashes so far have been against other social media celebrities, and most recently against an aging UFC star in the form of Anderson Silva.
Technically, Tommy Fury will be the first genuine boxer that Paul has fought.
Fury is also something of a celebrity, having appeared on Love Island UK and being the younger half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. He’s been boxing since 2018, and has led a fairly uninspiring career so far—eight wins, with four knockouts. His latest outing was a limp exhibition against Rolly Lambert that went the distance.
Fury will hold a six inch reach advantage over Paul, which could prove significant if utilised.
Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury Head to Head
These two have not met in a professional capacity before, with two of their prior fights cancelled for different reasons. They share a reasonable degree of bad blood, and needed to be separated at the weigh in this weekend.
Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury Fight Details
- Paul vs Fury date and time: Sunday 26th of February from 7:00 PM GMT.
- Paul vs Fury venue: Diriyah Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
- How to watch Paul vs Fury in UK: BT Sport Box Office.