Jake Paul vs Ben Askren odds: Punters lean on the side of Youtuber ahead of boxing bout

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren odds: Punters lean on the side of Youtuber ahead of boxing bout

Where is the money going ahead of the fight?

With only a few days to go until Jake Paul and Ben Askren step into the boxing ring, the betting markets are seeing a lot of activity. 

Despite his lack of experience competing against professional fighters, Jake Paul is the odds-on favourite for the clash with bookmakers. Indeed, he’s now the 4/7 favourite for the fight on Sunday morning.  

His odds have been tumbling in the last two days, having been a 4/5 chance over the weekend. Ben Askren is an 11/8 shot, having been as short as even money at one point last week. However, all the support has been for Jake Paul in the last week. 

 

Punters on oddschecker are very much on the side of Jake Paul too. In the last week on oddschecker, the 24-year-old has taken a huge 69% of bets for the fight. 

In comparison, Ben Askren has taken just 27% of bets, with the draw taking the remaining 4% of bets. Askren had a very impressive record during his MMA career, winning 19 out of his 22 fights.  

However, he was best known for his grappling skills which he won’t be able to use here. Paul has won both of his fights in his short career to date. 

His most recent saw him knock out former basketball player Nate Robinson in the second round. This will be his toughest assignment to date, but punters think he was it takes to get the better of Ben Askren.

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