Nate Diaz Favored to Fight Jake Paul Next Say Oddsmakers

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Don Shapiro
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Jake Paul is a bona fide boxing draw, something our good friend Dave Mason of BetOnline could have told us well over a year ago.  He doesn't need to see the final viewership numbers from Saturday night's fight between Paul and Anderson Silva to come up with that conclusion.  This one was expected to set revenue records.


The live Showtime PPV broadcast cost $59.99 and the total amount brought in was yet to be made public as of Monday morning.

Mason believed this fight would be among the most wagered on in his company's nearly 25 years in existence.

"Action intense for Jake Paul -245 v Anderson Silva +205."

In fact, the fight was drawing more action than any of the 12 pm ET college football games.....before 12 pm.

"Majority of action yet to come in and already more cash on it than any 12:00 CFB spread."

Even before the fight had ended with a Paul's win over Silva, BetOnline was already offering odds on Jake Paul's next opponent.

Paul called out Nate Diaz and Canelo Alvarez following his victory last night, and now there are odds for who both Paul and Alvarez will fight next.

Jake Paul Next Opponent

Nate Diaz                    +175

Tommy Fury                +500

Uriah Hall                    +700

Dillon Danis                 +800

Jorge Masvidal            +900

Conor McGregor         +1000

KSI                               +1100

Floyd Mayweather      +1600

Anderson Silva            +2500

Mike Tyson                 +2500

Canelo Alvarez            +3300

Manny Pacquiao         +3300

Nick Diaz                     +3300

Oscar De La Hoya        +3300

Logan Paul                  +6600      

Canelo Alvarez Next Opponent        

Dmitrii Bivol II                         +100

David Benavidez                     +250

Gilberto Ramirez                     +375

Jermall Charlo                         +400

Jake Paul                                 +3300

Kamaru Usman                       +5000

Oscar De La Hoya                    +10000

"Anderson [Silva] is just the start baby. I want Nate Diaz, he is a b***h. He tried to come into my locker room, he tried to cause some sh*t and then he always leaves the f*****g arena. So Nate Diaz, stop being a b***h and fight me. And Canelo [Alvarez] you too. You too Canelo. You guys said, 'you can't beat... a striker, you can't beat a legend like Anderson Silva,' I just did it. So why can't I beat Canelo?"

Showtime Sports President Stephen Espinoza explained the realization that Paul is now attracting fans well beyond his YouTube influencer channels.

“What we’ve seen very clearly after just a couple of events is that these Jake Paul fans are sticking around and becoming boxing fans,” Espinoza said. “Our usual boxing audience is a small fraction of the audience that tunes into Jake. We’re getting in front of people who don’t follow boxing, haven’t shown an interest in boxing whatsoever. That’s great for this sport.”

- Don Shapiro,

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