Jake Paul vs Mike Tyson Odds: Tyson Recovering From Ulcer Flare-Up

Jake Paul is back and so is Mike Tyson! Netflix will air a bout between the 27-year-old Paul and 57-year-old Tyson live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on July 20. Below, we look at the betting odds and tale of the tape ahead of this event.

May 28, 2024 • 09:48 ET • 4 min read
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Mike Tyson is stepping back into the ring.

The 57-year-old former heavyweight champion will face living meme Jake Paul, who continues his pursuit of boxing infamy... and a future world title shot. However, Tyson recently suffered a medical emergency on a cross-country flight, which brought some concern to the status of the flight.

The fight will air on Netflix on Saturday, July 20 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Let's take a look at the latest odds for this outrageous, preposterous, must-see event.

Odds to win for Jake Paul vs Mike Tyson

Fighter DraftKings FanDuel bet365 BetMGM
Jake Paul -180 -205 -210 -189
Mike Tyson +135 +156 +165 +135

Odds as of 5-28-24.

Jake Paul vs Mike Tyson odds analysis

Mike Tyson suffered an ulcer flare-up during a cross-country flight on Saturday, per TMZ. He was apparently in so much pain that flight attendants sought medical help among the passengers. While this incident could raise concern about the status of his scheduled fight with Jake Paul on July 20, however, his opponent seemingly squashed that notion. 

For now, the bout appears to still be on, with odds slightly tipping toward Paul's side after tightening earlier in the month. 

Tyson retired from professional boxing after losing to Kevin McBride in June 2005 at the age of 38. He was already well past his prime by that point and had suffered three of his six career losses over a span of four fights. 

Since then, he has fought in a pair of exhibition bouts, one in 2006 against Corey Sanders that wasn't scored and an eight-round draw in 2020 against Roy Jones Jr.

Now, at 57, he'll square off in an officially sanctioned fight against YouTuber and fledgling boxer Jake Paul, who has made a name for himself in the boxing arena by fighting basketball players, MMA fighters, and aged pugilists like Tyson. In one of his only bouts against an active boxer, Paul lost to Tommy Fury by split decision. However, he did take down 35-year-old Ryan Bourland by first-round knockout on March 2.

Paul's second professional boxing match was on the undercard of that 2020 event that featured Tyson vs. Jones. He knocked former NBA point guard Nate Robinson out in the second round.

So, Paul is returning to the well and fighting a boxer with name recognition but isn't viewed as a legitimate opponent due to his advanced age and lack of activity for the better part of 20 years.

Still, this fight is less about boxing's legitimacy and more about spectacle, which is something both Tyson and Paul acutely understand. 

Paul is favored between -145 and -200 with Tyson the underdog between +135 and +160, which isn't as wide a gap as one might expect for a fight involving a man who hasn't fought a real boxing match in nearly two decades (unless you count the Jones bout). 

And optimism in Paul could be waning, or haters could be simply champing at the bit to see him get pulverized. According to BetMGM, Tyson is fetching 80% of the ticket count and 70% of the handle.

"This is the type of mega fight that will draw in multiple demographics: Tyson supporters, Jake Paul haters, and casual sports fans," Alex Rella, senior trader at BetMGM, said. "I fully expect this to be the most bet-on boxing match of the year. Tyson is receiving strong support from bettors and the sportsbook will be rooting for Paul."

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Jake Paul vs Mike Tyson tale of the tape

Jake Paul   Mike Tyson
27 Age 57
6-foot-1 Height 5-foot-10
76 inches Reach 71 inches
6-1 (4 KO) Record 50-6 (44 KO, 2 NC)

How to read boxing odds

The most common way to bet on a boxing match is by picking the overall winner of the bout. With Paul being the favorite for this fight, the minus sign (-) is in front of his odds at -180. That means bettors would need to wager $180 to win $100. A Tyson win would pay out more, as he's the underdog at +135. A $100 wager would lead to a $135 profit. 

Other prop bets will become available closer to the fight date, such as the method of victory and round betting.

The odds listed above are in American format, but can easily be converted to decimal or fractional format via our odds converter tool. 

Get more boxing betting strategies in our how to bet section and join the conversation with thousands of serious bettors in our boxing betting forum.

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