Jake Paul is a betting favourite against Nate Diaz ahead of their boxing showdown in August.
For the boxing battle between Jake Paul and Nate Diaz on August 5 in Dallas, the opening betting odds have been made public.
Paul is a -275 favourite to beat Diaz, who is a big underdog at +215, according to betonline.ag. Accordingly, a $100 wager on Paul would pay out $36.36 whereas a $100 on Diaz would pay out $215.
Paul's implied winning % based on the odds is 73 per cent, compared to Diaz's implied winning rate of 32 per cent.
In 185 pounds, Paul and Diaz square off in an eight-round fight in the Dallas American Airlines Centre. The bout will be broadcast on DAZN for a fee.
Paul suffered his first professional boxing defeat against opponent Tommy Fury in a split decision two months ago. According to reports, he first demanded an instant rematch made possible by his contract with Fury.
At a boxing battle between Paul and former UFC champion Anderson Silva in October of last year, Diaz and his squad got into a fight with Paul's security staff. Paul then challenged Diaz to a battle, but following the YouTuber's defeat by Fury, Diaz seemed to lose interest.
After facing Paul in the ring, Diaz stated in a news release announcing Paul vs. Diaz that he would like to return to the UFC.
Who is Jake Paul?
Jake Paul is a popular YouTuber, internet personality, and professional boxer. He was born on January 17, 1997, in Cleveland, Ohio. Jake Paul first gained fame as a member of the now-defunct social media group, Team 10, which he founded with his brother Logan Paul in 2016.
Jake Paul began his career on Vine, where he amassed a significant following before transitioning to YouTube. He launched his YouTube channel in 2013 and quickly gained millions of subscribers. He is known for his prank videos, vlogs, and music videos.