Logan Paul’s odds of winning this absolute mismatch are an astoundingly short +2000
There has been shock around the boxing world after YouTube star Logan Paul was given a 4.8% chance of defeating one of the greatest boxers of all time, Floyd Mayweather in their December 20 fight.
Eyebrows were raised when Mayweather – who won 15 major world titles in five weight classes and retired undefeated – confirmed that he’d take part in an exhibition match against Logan Paul, the YouTube best known for two boxing defeats against fellow YouTuber KSI and controversy in Japan.
British bookmakers have priced Mayweather at 1/100 (-100000) to win, which implies a 99.9% chance that he gets the victory. The draw is priced at 16/1 (+1600) and a Paul win incredibly is only 20/1 (+2000). Those odds mean that the bookie believes there is a 4.8% chance that the 0-2 YouTuber will beat the great Floyd Mayweather.
Oddschecker spokesperson Pete Watt: “Just let that sink in for a minute. Mayweather may be considerably over the hill and well into his forties, but those odds are ignorant to just how talented you have to be to box at the top level.”
Regardless, the fight is set to be one of the most anticipated of the year, with boxing fans interested in seeing Mayweather’s condition and Logan Paul’s detractors hoping for a savage knockout.”