However, in the hours since the line was posted, the public has already bet the line up to -155, implying a 61 percent chance of victory. The line means you would need to bet $155 to make $100 profit if Paul does have his hand raised on fight night.
Meanwhile, the Woodley line opened at -110 but has since moved to +125, implying a 44 percent chance of victory for the former UFC welterweight champion. At the current odds, if you bet $100 on Woodley, a winning wager would earn you a $125 in profit.
Woodley is currently ranked No. 11 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie welterweight rankings. The former UFC champion recently ended his tenure in MMA’s biggest promotion following an eight-year run. “The Chosen One” closed out his octagon career on a four-fight skid, ceding his title to current champ Kamaru Usman before also suffering setbacks against current top contenders Gilbert Burns, Colby Covington and Vicente Luque.
The 5-foot-9 Woodley, who spent his entire MMA career competing at 170 pounds, will certainly be giving some size up in his professional boxing debut against the 6-foot-1 Paul, who weighed in at 191.5 pounds for his April bout with Ben Askren.
The 24-year-old Paul’s previous two boxing victories came over NBA veteran Nate Robinson and YouTuber Ali Eson Gib. He’s admitted the bout with the 39-year-old Woodley, which is expected to be formalized on Tuesday, will be the most challenging of his career.
“This will be the hardest fight I’ve had, the toughest opponent by far, the most known opponent,” Paul wrote on his Instagram. “We will break another boxing PPV record.”