How to bet on Boxing
22 March 2019
Boxing isn’t one of the most popular of choices or the one sport which springs to mind when thinking about sports betting, but there are markets available with most online sports betting companies and a profit is there to be made.
How to Bet on Boxing
Boxing, like any other sport you want to bet on, requires some level of knowledge and research beforehand.
Look at recent fights, watch them if needs be, look at the quality of opponent in previous fights compared to the one you want to be on, win/loss/knockout records of both fighters, and any head ot head information including back in any amateur career the fighters had and possible past sparring sessions.
Then, you find a betting company who offers markets for boxing betting and choose the type of bet you want to make, size of your stake, and on who you want to bet.
Unfortunately, unlike most sports, live streaming through online betting companies is not usually possible due to most big fights being shown exclusively on Pay Per View, but there are other ways to stay up to date with the action and keep an eye on the bet you’ve placed.
Boxing Betting Markets
There are obviously markets available for upcoming big fights, with most online sports betting companies offering markets for:
• Outright winner
• Nature of Victory (KO, Majority Decision, Unanimous Decision, or Split Decision)
• Round Betting (Number of round the fight will be won in)
• Group Betting (Fight to be won in rounds 1-3, 4-6, 5-7 etc.)
• Number of Knockdowns/Knockdown in which round
These markets are usually available with the bigger online betting companies and for the biggest fights, or fights featuring well known or promising upcoming fighters. Some lesser know or smaller fights will probably just have the outright betting market available, with punters able to bet on who they think will win or the possibility of a draw.
Some online sports betting companies, such as Sky Bet, allow punters to bet on the possible outcome of big fights that could potentially happen in the future, with markets available for potential fights before the end of 2019 or the end of 2020.
An example of prices available for these markets is Tyson Fury priced at 6/5 to beat Anthony Joshua (4/6) if the two meet in a fight before the end of 2019.
There are also special markets available at certain times so that punters can bet on a certain fighters next opponent.
Where to Bet on Boxing
As mentioned previously, all of the top online betting companies such as bet365, betfair, skybet, paddy power, etc. will have markets available for pretty much every upcoming boxing match. They will also provide extensive markets and in-fight betting for the top fights, such as world championship fights and the main event of certain shows.
Unlike football or horse racing, a lot of betting features such as cash out or live streaming will not be available for boxing betting and the type of person who regularly bets on boxing will be huge fans or professional gamblers.