Betting Odds For Jake Paul vs. H Rahman Jr. and Usyk vs. Joshua
Boxing fans have some exciting fights coming up in August. YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul is set to fight Hasim Rahman Jr on 06 August, while a heavyweight rematch awaits us on 20 August when Oleksandr Usyk will take on Anthony Joshua.
Hardcore boxing fans will dismiss the Jake Paul fight as they don’t consider him a legitimate and professional fighter. Still, they cannot deny that the younger of the Paul brothers is bringing much attention to the sport with his massive fan following on social media.
Our betting experts look at the betting odds for both these fights, do a detailed analysis and share their predictions as to who you should consider putting your money on.
Jake Paul vs. H Rahman Jr.
Jake Paul was initially scheduled to fight Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury’s brother on August 06. However, Tommy Fury had to withdraw from his fight with Jake Paul for the second time – this time over visa issues to the United States.
Jake Paul was very upset when Tommy pulled out again, but he took it in his stride as a professional, and it wasn’t long before his manager worked out a deal and had H Rahman Jr. sign in as a late replacement. Paul and Rahman Jr. will headline this card on August 06 at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
Jake, who has over 20 million followers on Instagram currently has a 5-0 record in boxing, with 4 of those wins coming via KO. Rahman Jr. has 13 professional bouts so far, and 46.15 percent of those wins are via KO. He is coming off a loss to James Morrison by TKO in April 2022.
Jake Paul has preferred fighting boxers or MMA fighters with a name for themselves and a strong fan following. His last fight was against former UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley who he finished via KO. Jake has decided to fight Rahman Jr. because there was little time for him to find another opponent and not shift the fight from Madison Square Garden.
Jake Paul vs. H Rahman Jr – Betting Odds
The bookmakers have Jake Paul as the betting favourite with odds of 2/5, which is no surprise, while Rahman Jr. is the underdog with odds of 7/4. Given that Rahman Jr. has not had enough time to go through a full fight camp and prepare for Jake Paul, we will side with the sportsbooks and put our money on Paul to win. The big question is whether Jake Paul will win via decision or another KO.
Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua
Two of the best heavyweight boxers on the planet will head to Saudi Arabia to participate in a rematch on August 20. The first time these two fighters fought was in 2021 when Anthony Joshua was the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champ.
The Ukrainian put in an impressive performance and outclassed the Brit to win unanimously. Joshua and his camp immediately invoked the rematch clause in their contract. Still, they found it challenging to get Usyk to settle on a date for the rematch as the heavyweight champ was busy on the battlefield defending Ukraine from the Russian invasion.
Saudi Arabia paid well over $100 million to secure the rights for this massive fight, and both fighters are set to walk away with enormous pay. Joshua has made big changes since his loss to Usyk and has changed his training camp. Usyk finally found time to get away from the frontlines of battle and put together a proper training camp to face AJ.
Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua– Betting Odds
Usyk is the betting favourite with odds of 1/2, while Joshua is the underdog with odds of 13/8. These odds don’t come as a big surprise, given Usyk’s dominance in the first fight.
We must consider that the last time Joshua fought in Saudi Arabia was when he rematched Anthony Ruiz Jr. and reclaimed his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight championships after losing to Ruiz Jr. the first time. Joshua will take confidence from that win that he does have a solid chance to defeat Usyk the second time around!
Before you place your bet, you must consider the heat in Saudi Arabia that both fighters will have to factor in, the time zone differences, and the mindset of Usyk, who is coming out from the heat of battle in the war between Russia and Ukraine. We will also need to see how much of an improvement Joshua has made since changing camps and whether his new game plan will be more effective against Usyk!
We will put our money on Anthony Joshua to reclaim his belts and win via TKO!