- Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva is lined up for October 29th in Phoenix, Arizona
- The former UFC champion is favored in this clash over the YouTuber/ Disney star
- Check out the opening Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva odds, analysis, and predictions below
Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva goes down in October at Gila River Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. The latter is the favorite over the former after opening Paul vs Silva odds were released.
The Showtime boxing main event pay-per-view attraction is stoking the fires of oddsmakers who have already crafted a line for this one. Let’s take a look at the opening Paul vs Silva odds as we analyze the upcoming fight.
Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva Odds
Odds as of September 7th at DraftKings Sportsbook.
This is set to be an eight-round contest at 187 pounds. Both normally compete a bit higher at cruiserweight, but this catchweight seems to coincide well with both. This is around the weight Paul indicated he wants to fight closer to. Also, it’s hovering around the weight where Silva carved out his incredible legacy as UFC middleweight world champion.
Silva Favored in Opening Boxing Odds
While Silva was supremely decorated in mixed martial arts, he’s applied a fresh coat of paint to his combat efforts in the boxing space as of late. ‘The Spider’ bested former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. He also halted Tito Ortiz inside the boxing ring since leaving the UFC Octagon.
Silva is 3-1 as a pro boxer and also impressed in an exhibition boxing bout in May versus Bruno Machado.
This will be the first time Paul has fought someone who has garnered a win as a professional boxer. This is by far his biggest step up in competition and this directly informs the betting line for the bout.
Paul an Underdog vs Silva
Paul has been making attempts to fight in 2022 but multiple plans have fallen out up until now. ‘The Problem Child’ was aiming to fight Tommy Fury and then Hasim Rahman Jr in August with both Madison Square Garden bouts fizzling out.
This upcoming matchup has shown a fair bit of respect from Paul towards Silva. But the brash social media influencer has still said he sees himself scoring the knockout in under five rounds.
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Jake Paul is 5-0 as a boxer with four knockouts. The combat sports provocateur has stopped every opponent that he has faced. This will mark his first bout of the calendar year, as mentioned. While this marks Silva’s sophomore effort as a boxer in 2022 albeit his first official contest.
Expected Paul vs Silva Odds Movement
In terms of how odds will move closer to the fight, I think a bit of money will come in on Paul. I feel this way considering the advantages youth provides. When observing the fact that Silva made his pro boxing debut when Paul was 16 months old, this perception makes sense.
Still though, I do think Silva will remain the slight favorite all throughout. Despite him leaving the UFC on a run of 1-7 with one no-contest, his last three boxing performances have offered glimpses into that form from years ago. That excellence which saw Silva accrue what is still the longest winning streak in UFC history (16 consecutive bouts).
Paul is facing yet another former MMA champion here, but one who by far has the most nuanced striking acumen of them all. Askren and Woodley came into the sweet science with a wrestling base when they fought Paul. But Silva has always been renowned for his stand-up game.