Social media rivals Jake Paul and Tommy Fury will finally settle their beef in the boxing ring Sunday in an eight-round main event that should bring with it some respect in the combat sports world for the winner. Their battle highlights the pay-per-view main card (2 p.m. ET) from Diriyah Arena in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The combatants both first found fame from media formats such as television and YouTube before venturing into the world of professional boxing. They both also crave respect and recognition as legitimate fighters, and one of them will move closer toward that endeavor in a fight that has been nearly three years in the making and canceled on two previous occasions.
Caesars Sportsbook lists Paul as the -170 favorite (risk $170 to win $100), while Fury is the +145 underdog in the latest Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury odds. The over/under for total rounds completed is 6.5, with the Over fetching a price of -160 and the Under priced at +125. Before making any Tommy Fury vs. Jake Paul picks, make sure you see the boxing predictions and betting advice from SportsLine analyst Peter Kahn.
Kahn is a true boxing insider who has his finger on the pulse of what's going on inside and outside of the ring. He has managed numerous world champions and currently manages 20 fighters through his company, Fight Game Advisors. Kahn recently won the 2022 Boxing Writers Association of America Cus D'Amato Manager of the Year award and was also named to the 2023 Florida Boxing Hall of Fame.
Kahn is uncanny when it comes to picking fights. He is an astounding 37-9 on his last 46 SportsLine boxing picks, returning more than $4,000 to $100 bettors. Anyone who has followed him has already seen massive returns.
Now, with Sunday's match approaching, Kahn has studied Paul vs. Fury from every angle and identified the best values in the boxing odds. You can only see his coveted prop bets and money-line picks at SportsLine.
Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury preview
One thing even Paul's critics will concede is that he has excellent power, even by professional boxing standards. His highlight-reel knockout of former NBA player Nate Robinson, who had no previous combat experience of any sort, made for a good social media post but few were willing to take Paul seriously at the time.
However, this perception changed when Paul started training with some professional boxers and other combat sports veterans who publicly praised his power and in particular his overhand right, which has become his signature punch.
He has done some damage with this punch against his most credible opponents. Former MMA fighter Ben Askren, who once shared the cage with Robbie Lawler, was flattened by a Paul right hand and stopped in their April 2021 fight.
Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, one of Askren's closest friends, met the same fate in his rematch with Paul in December 2021 after they went the distance in their first meeting. Paul feinted a left to the body and came over the top with his right, which sent Woodley sprawling face-first into the canvas and prompted an immediate stoppage. Woodley had only been knocked out once in his 12-year MMA career.
Although Paul opened as steeper than a -200 favorite at most betting outlets, the boxing odds dropped amid numerous recent reports that Fury has looked impressive in training and sparring sessions.
British outlet Sky Sports reported that Fury (8-0, 4 KOs), according to his father and trainer John Fury, has knocked out numerous opponents in sparring sessions, including some heavyweight combatants, and sent one to the hospital. The younger Fury backed up those claims in a recent interview with the media outlet.
"I've never been a man to speak about sparring sessions, but I can quietly confirm that sparring has been brutal," the boxer told Sky Sports. "I'm dealing with people in the gym on a regular basis that would knock Jake Paul into next week."
Fury also repeated his prediction that Paul will never box again as a professional after they meet in Sunday's main event.
"I will stop him from thinking he can transfer over to professional boxing," Fury said. See Kahn's pick at SportsLine.
How to make Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury picks
Kahn likes the Under 6.5 rounds at a price of +125 in the latest Caesars odds. He's also made the call on a method-of-victory prop that pays more than +200 and a confident money-line pick. You can get those picks at SportsLine.
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