- Tommy Fury (+165) is favored to be Jake Paul’s next opponent on August 13
- The celebrity boxer recently put Anderson Silva (+400) and Floyd Mayweather (+1600) on his “hitlist”
- Mike Tyson (+500) believes a fight with Paul could be the most profitable fight in boxing history
Jake Paul announced he will step into the ring again on August 13 but his opponent remains a mystery. The social media star turned celebrity boxer is an impressive 5-0 to date with victories over YouTuber AnEsonGib, ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, retired MMA fighter Ben Askren, and former UFC champion Tyron Woodley (twice).
Who’s next? Let’s look at the odds on possible opponents for the 25-year-old and make our picks. You can also check out the top betting sites for Entertainment in 2022, and if you prefer professional fighting, here’s the best boxing betting sites 2022.
Who will Jake Paul fight next?
Fury the fave to fight Paul
Tommy Fury (+165) is favored to be Jake Paul’s next opponent. The younger half-brother of two-time world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury rose to D-list fame as a contestant on the British dating game show Love Island. Also undefeated at 6-0, Tommy fought on Paul’s undercard last August and was supposed to fight him last December before pulling out with a broken rib.
Jake Paul still believes a Conor McGregor fight is in his future 🔮 pic.twitter.com/KLp3W5nllv
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) May 4, 2022
One of six names on the Vine celebrity’s recent six-man hitlist, along with Floyd Mayweather, Oscar de la Hoya, Anderson Silva and rugby star Sonny Bill Williams, Tommy Fury seems like a logical choice only because he’s the most beatable.
Paul recently called the Brit a “mediocre” boxer who he could knockout quite quickly.
Anderson Silva or Iron Mike?
Having won his two previous bouts, UFC legend Anderson Silva (+400) will enter the boxing ring for the third-time for a match with countryman Bruno Machado on May 14 in Dubai. “I want to see the Anderson Silva fight and how he does, how he looks,” Paul recently told Mirror Fighting.
He then added, “There are other talks with Mike Tyson and other names under the table so really we’re just looking for the best opportunity.”
The full video of Mike Tyson’s plane incident… why on earth would you taunt Mike Tyson of all people 😳 pic.twitter.com/k95XPa45Ne
— Pubity (@PubityOnInsta) April 21, 2022
Last seen repeatedly punching a loser in the face on a JetBlue flight, 55-year-old Mike Tyson (+500) recently told Joe Rogan that he would fight Paul.
“Hell yeah [I’d do it], only to break the record,” Tyson said, referring to the 2015 Mayweather-Pacquiao bout that sold a record 4.6 million pay-per-views. “Jake Paul, believe it not, is more profitable than the champs; this guy probably brings about 80 million people to the table.”
Other potential opponents
Michael Bisping (+850) is on Paul’s hitlist but due to eye and knee injuries, the former UFC middleweight champion would have to fight the 25-year-old on a Native American reservation or in a country with more lenient rules.
Conor McGregor (+950) recently mocked Paul on social media, prompting this response from the celebrity boxer: “Conor McGregor’s not tall enough to ride a rollercoaster and I feel bad for him because he’s ducking me. But we’ll get that settled one day.”
Floyd Mayweather (+1600) already squared off with Paul in an exhibition fight last June which reportedly sold more than one million pay-per-view buys. Given that it was a rather boring affair, other potential opponents would probably pull in a better audience.
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