In the world of boxing, few events have generated as much anticipation and discussion as the upcoming clash between YouTube star turned professional boxer Jake Paul and former UFC fighter Nate Diaz.
This match, scheduled for August 5, is set to be one of the biggest in recent memory, and, as you might expect, the betting markets are heating up. Let’s dive into the odds and predictions for this exciting showdown.
Betting Markets and Odds
According to MyBookie, Jake Paul enters the fight as the favorite, listed at -416. If you’re new to betting, this means that you’d need to bet $416 to win $100.
Diaz, in contrast, is the underdog, currently listed at +267 odds, which means a $100 bet on Diaz would yield $267 if he manages to pull off a victory.
However, these odds could shift as the fight approaches, based on changes in public sentiment, the fighters’ conditioning, or any number of other factors. So, keen gamblers should check MyBookie and keep an eye on the odds and make their bets when they feel the timing is right.
As far as predictions go, Paul is favored to win. Despite his loss to Tommy Fury earlier this year, he has shown steady improvement since his debut in 2020. Paul’s boxing prowess, combined with his experience in the ring, could give him an edge over Diaz, who is making his professional boxing debut.
Many fans believe that Paul will use his boxing skills effectively to weaken Diaz and then find an opportunity to deliver a powerful overhand right. However, fans aren’t ruling out Diaz entirely.
The former UFC star can turn the fight in his favor if he manages to frustrate Paul into making mistakes. But, ultimately, the overwhelming consensus is that Paul will grind Diaz down and deliver a knockout blow, with odds of -120 for this outcome.
Additional Betting Markets
There are also betting markets available for the method of victory.
MyBookie lists odds for Jake Paul to win by Decision or Technical Decision at +192 and by KO/TKO/DQ at -120.
Nate Diaz by Decision or Technical Decision is listed at +836 and by KO/TKO/DQ at +475.
There’s also the possibility of a draw, listed at +2500.
How to Watch the Fight
The Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz fight card will be broadcast in the U.S. on ESPN+ PPV, starting at 8 p.m. ET.
The full fight card includes several other exciting matches, including Amanda Serrano vs. Heather Hardy for Serrano’s undisputed women’s featherweight title.
You can stream the fight in the U.S. by visiting the ESPN+ PPV page.
Keep in mind that odds and predictions are just that—they’re not guarantees. Anything can happen in a boxing match, especially one as high-stakes and unpredictable as Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz. So whether you’re betting or just watching, prepare yourself for an exciting night of boxing.