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Jake Paul Next Opponent: Who Will The Famous YouTuber Face Off Against?

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Jake Paul Next Opponent: Who Will The Famous YouTuber Face Off Against?

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A highly anticipated boxing match between legend Mike Tyson and social media/boxing star Jake Paul may not materialize after an ulcer flared up on a flight to Los Angeles. 

Tyson must take a few weeks off from training to heal. After that, he’s set to go, but taking time off from prepping to box isn’t how it works. 

The fight was scheduled to take place on July 20. Tyson, 57, would like to reschedule the fight to November or December. Paul, 3o years Tyson’s junior, hasn’t confirmed that will happen and nothing is set in stone. 

If Tyson’s window has closed, who does Paul face next? 

Bookies.com veteran oddsmaker Adam Thompson has broken down the possibilities and revealed for sports betting Paul's next opponent odds – if it’s not Tyson. 

Jake Paul Next Opponent’s Odds

TeamOddsImplied Probability
Tommy Fury+25028.6%
KSI+27526.7%
Logan Paul+60014.3%
Amir Khan+70012.5%
Roy Jones Jr.+85010.5%
Canelo Alvarez+9509.5%
Conor McGregor+12007.7%
The Field+10009.1%

This market is for entertainment purposes only and has been created by the Bookies.com team. It is not currently available on betting apps. Percentages will not add up to 100% most time because these are designed to simulate odds a sportsbook would set.

The Paul-Tyson fight grabbed the headlines of the boxing world, as the legend was expected to make his return to the ring after a 19-year hiatus from his last sanctioned bout. The fight was to be live-streamed on Netflix. 

Paul, while a social media star, is no slouch, with a 9-1 boxing record including six knockouts. His first few opponents were celebrities, then he boxed MMA stars. His first fight against an actual boxer resulted in a semi-controversial split-decision loss to Tommy Fury

Paul has since faced two other boxers and KO’d them both in the first round. 

Tyson is 50-6 with 44 knockouts, but decades past his prime. Still, he may have been the most-feared boxer ever, and his recent workouts are vintage Iron Mike

Paul teased that he would be interested in another YouTuber-turned-boxer, KSI, in February. The timeline suggests that Paul-Tyson in late fall isn’t likely to happen.

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Jake Paul's Possible Opponents

Fury just beat KSI by unanimous decision. From a boxing career perspective, Paul vs. Fury II makes more sense. From a clicks and PR view, Paul vs. KSI is the pick. 

Amir “King” Khan has declared he’d like to fight Paul if Tyson cannot. Khan, a former light-welterweight champion, is currently in negotiations to fight KSI. Size would be an issue at the moment; Paul is reportedly at 230 pounds, about 80 pounds heavier than Khan’s fighting weight. 

Brother Logan Paul has made a name for himself as well, including in the boxing and WWE rings (he boxed Floyd Mayweather Jr. to an exhibition draw in 2021). He half-heartedly nominated himself as Tyson’s fill-in. According to Jake’s reply, “Mom” doesn’t want to see it, but money talks. 

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Once the best pound-for-pound boxer on earth, Roy Jones Jr. is 55 and hasn’t looked great in his limited ring action the last decade. But again, money talks and Jones has already stated he’d love the opportunity (and the payday) to face Paul. 

Canelo Alvarez is as legit as it comes in the current boxing world. The super middleweight champion is 61-2-2 with 39 KO’s, a big win in May, and nothing currently on the schedule. Paul has been calling out Alvarez for more than a year. But Alvarez has stated he’s not interested in any gimmick match – a clear dig at Paul’s showman approach. 

Conor McGregor is all showman, and the two have jawed at each other over the years. But McGregor is 85 pounds lighter, has only boxed once (and lost), and is coming off a broken leg suffered in an MMA defeat. The hype would be extreme, but it’s not overly realistic. 

The Field includes a possible rematch with Fury, or fellow (smaller) boxer Ryan Garcia, TJ Perkins, a former pro boxer turned pro wrestler and a two-time title holder in Impact Wrestling.

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Adam Martin for Bookies.com
Adam Martin
A writer based out of Toronto, Adam Martin has covered professional sports, with an emphasis on sports gambling, for more than a decade, writing for such outlets as The Toronto Star and Sportsnet. He is an expert in UFC, while also covering NHL betting and the Stanley Cup.