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Opening Jake Paul vs Mike Tyson Odds After Fight Officially Sanctioned

Opening Paul vs Tyson odds

Dec 15, 2023; Orlando, Florida, USA; Jake Paul reacts after knocking out Andre August in the first round at Caribe Royale Orlando. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

  • Opening Paul vs Tyson odds have been released after the fight was sanctioned
  • ‘The Problem Child’ is the surprise favorite over “Iron Mike” in Arlington, Texas
  • Read below for opening Jake Paul vs Mike Tyson odds and early prediction

The highly anticipated boxing match between social media star Jake Paul and former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is now officially sanctioned as a professional fight. The bout will take place on July 20, 2024 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, with the action streaming live on Netflix.

Opening Paul vs Tyson odds from DraftKings Sportsbook have Jake Paul as a -170 favorite, while the legendary Mike Tyson comes in as a +130 underdog.

We break down the opening Paul vs Tyson odds, plus make an early prediction for how the bout may play out.

Paul vs Tyson Odds

Fighter Odds
Jake Paul -170
Mike Tyson +130

Jake Paul opens as a -170 favorite in the Paul vs Tyson odds, giving him 63% implied win probability. Tyson comes back as the +130 underdog, giving him a 43.5% chance of winning.


Odds as of April 30, 2024, at DraftKings Sportsbook. Register with the DraftKings promo code to bet on Paul vs Tyson.

‘Problem Child’ Surprise Favorite in Paul vs Tyson Odds

DraftKings Sportsbook has released opening odds for the Paul vs Tyson fight, with Jake Paul as a -180 favorite and Mike Tyson as a +150 underdog. At first glance, it may seem surprising that the 27-year-old Paul is favored over one of the greatest boxers of all time. However, there are several factors to consider.

Tyson, who will be 58 by fight night, hasn’t won a professional bout since 2003 and last fought an exhibition against Roy Jones Jr. in 2020. Meanwhile, Paul has been active in the ring, amassing a 9-1 record with six knockouts since turning pro in 2020. His lone loss came against Tommy Fury in 2023.

Paul has made waves in the combat sports world by taking on a variety of athletes, including former NBA player Nate Robinson and MMA stars like Ben Askren, Tyron Woodley, Anderson Silva, and Nate Diaz. Oddsmakers aren’t in the business of losing money, as they are setting Paul as the favorite in the boxing odds for a reason.

Significance Of Sanctioned Fight

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has sanctioned the Paul vs. Tyson bout as a professional fight, meaning it will adhere to professional boxing standards. The match will be contested over eight two-minute rounds, a deviation from the standard three-minute rounds in men’s professional boxing.

This adjustment may have been made to accommodate Tyson’s age. Both fighters will use 14-ounce gloves, which are closer to training gloves in weight and designed more for hand protection than reducing impact. No headgear will be used, aligning with professional boxing standards and increasing the risk and intensity of the fight.

The sanctioning of the Paul vs. Tyson fight as a professional bout has sparked discussions about the integrity and future of boxing. Some boxing pundits argue that the fight is more of a spectacle than a testament to sportsmanship, with a focus on profit over athletic competition.

Fighter Profiles

Jake Paul

  • Age: 27
  • Record: 9-1, 6 KOs
  • Notable Wins: Ben Askren, Tyron Woodley, Anderson Silva, Nate Diaz
  • Loss: Tommy Fury

Mike Tyson

  • Age: 57
  • Record: 50-6, 44 KOs
  • Notable Wins: Larry Holmes, Michael Spinks, Frank Bruno, Donovan Ruddock
  • Last Professional Win: 2003

Early Paul vs Tyson Prediction

Making an early Paul vs Tyson prediction is difficult due to the unique circumstances surrounding this fight. However, based on what we know right now, we believe that Paul has a slight edge due to his youth, activity, and momentum.

Paul’s ability to maintain a high pace and his punching power could be the deciding factors. While Tyson’s physical skills can’t be underestimated, he’s over twice the age of Paul and rust is a major concern.

Our early Paul vs Tyson prediction is that Jake Paul will win by late TKO or unanimous decision.


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