Betting preview: Can Jake Paul score an upset over Tommy Fury?

Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is expected to be in the corner of brother Tommy Fury on fight night.

Jake Paul believes he is six more fights away from winning a professional world title before retiring from boxing.

The YouTuber-turned-boxer has a 4-0 record, beating a couple of retired MMA fighters, an ex-NBA player and a social media star - it hardly leaves professional fighters quaking in their boots but it does leave them wanting the chance to face Paul for a life-changing sum of money.

His most recent win was a split-decision win against Tyron Woodley - an event which included Tommy Fury - a rival of Paul's on the undercard.

If Paul is to be believed, the Showtime pay-per-view event in September generated more than one million buys...

Fury would also win, outpointing Anthony Taylor but he did little to excite those in attendance or watching from home.

The two rivals - who had been linked with fighting each other for more than 12 months - will now get the chance to end their feud in Florida before the end of the year at cruiserweight.

When is the fight, where is it and how can I watch Paul vs Fury?

When: December 19

Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, United States

How to watch: Showtime PPV / BT Sports PPV

Should Fury be favourite?

Tommy Fury press conference Jake Paul

It isn't just Paul who isn't regarded as a 'boxer' by some. Fury may come from a fighting background but he is more known for his stint in ITV hit-show Love Island.

With limited amateur experience and just seven professional bouts - Fury is the favourite the beat Paul but his record is much to be desired. His seven opponents had a combined total of four wins - the same amount as Paul - with 176 losses.

However, the surname is the most valid reason to place him as a betting favourite - Fury. The name has seen Hughie Fury challenge for world honours at heavyweight, Peter Fury deliver multiple world champions as trainer and the biggest name of all - Tyson Fury.

The "Gypsy King" is on top of his game. Not only did Tyson beat Deontay Wilder in 2020 to capture the WBC title, he successfully defended it against Wilder via TKO in October of this year to retain the green-and-gold belt.

Tyson is expected to be in the corner of Tommy Fury's on fight night against Paul and the lineal titlist admitted himself if his brother loses then it's the end of the road for him when it comes to being a legitimate boxer.

"If Tommy can't splatter Jake Paul, I'll retire him from boxing myself. If he can't beat Jake Paul, forget about boxing. Because he's got ambitions of being a world champion, never mind beating some YouTube guy.

"It's a great fight to watch, it's a spectacle. But Tommy - his name's Fury. If he can't beat Jake Paul, I'll have to change his name."

Can Paul leave the Fury's red faced?

YouTube star turned boxer Jake Paul

There is no doubt that Paul can beat Fury, especially if he can get through the fight unscathed.

The fact of the matter is, it's on American turf and should the fight be competitive and go the distance then money talks and it will probably be enough for Paul to win on the scorecards.

Paul is the A-side here and while it may grab the attention of fans in the UK, the main source of income is tickets and PPV revenue from across the Atlantic.

It is his toughest test yet. He's facing a boxer for the first time since turning professional and it is a real risk. Win and the freak show continues but lose, and it is all but over.

Paul - whose brother Logan Paul fought Floyd Mayweather earlier this year in an exhibition - is hoping a win can get him nearer to a high-profile showdown against either Canelo Alvarez or Conor McGregor. The latter, who has suffered successive UFC defeats, is a much more realistic possibility within the next 18 months compared to Canelo - a fighter at the peak of his powers who could do some serious damage to Paul in a boxing ring.

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"Fight a real boxer they've said, and that is exactly what I'm doing. An undefeated boxer from the legendary Fury bloodline," Paul said.

"However, this one is more than just boxing for me. It's for America and showing the world there is no other country that gives you the opportunity to achieve whatever you set your mind to.

"It's for every young person who has a dream and dedicates their life to achieving it. On December 18 I'm continuing to fulfil my dreams and turning a Fury into a Fumbles."

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