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Vitor Belfort opens as favorite in potential boxing bout against Jake Paul – MMA Root

Vitor Belfort opens as favorite in potential boxing bout against Jake Paul

He may not be the favorite for the next fight with Jake Paul, but if Vitor Belfort gets this match, he will already have the backing of the betting organizers.

Less than 24 hours after working quickly with heavyweight boxing legend Evander Holyfield at Saturday’s Triller Fight Club “Legends 2” event, Belfort became the favorite in a potential match against Paul with -180 starting odds set by SportsBetting.ag. Paul is a loser +150.

For betting purposes, it would take a $ 180 bet on Belfort to win $ 100, and a $ 100 bet on Paul will generate a $ 150 return. The current odds roughly mean Belfort has a 64 percent chance of beating Paul.

44-year-old Belfort has participated in boxing competitions for the first time since 2006. He was originally supposed to fight Oscar De La Hoya, but Holyfield, 58, was replaced a week after De La Hoya was hospitalized with COVID-19. …

Fenom has already launched its campaign for yet another major boxing match with a prize pool, challenging both Paul and reigning world champion Canelo Alvarez. Paul, 24, won a split decision victory over former UFC welterweight champion Tyrone Woodley. The social media star-turned pro boxer is undefeated in four pro fights, beating Woodley, Ben Askren and former NBA player Nate Robinson.

Following Paul’s victory over Woodley in August, the first place for Paul’s next opponent was Belfort with a long bet +2000.