Boxing has always been a popular sport to bet on over the years, more so in Australia with the sport getting traction after several lean years thanks to below par boxing bouts.
There are a stack of ways for punters to bet on boxing, whether you fancy the stock standard regular options such as Head To Head or method of victory betting, or going out wide in search for value, so down below are the different types of betting options for boxing.
Head To Head Bet
This bet sees a market on the two boxers and who will win. An example of this would be Tyson Fury taking on Deontay Wilder, with $1.40 odds against $3 odds. If you place $10 on Tyson Fury to win, you’ll get a return of $14. There are also betting markets available on whether the bout will be a draw.
Will The Fight Go The Distance Bet
This is a betting option that is pretty self explanatory. It sees punters betting on whether not the fight will go the distance, meaning will the final take place and there is no finish to the fight until the bell at the end of the last ride. This is a betting option where research on the respective fighters is required given some fighters are just pure power that prefer to win via a stoppage.
Method Of Victory Bet
This is where punters can back how the fight will be won. There are a range of options available for punters to bet on, whether the fight is won by technical knockout, knockout, via decision and other options, which can be found on betting websites. An example would be backing $10 on Tyson Fury to knockout Deontay Wilder via knockout at $2.50 and indeed he does that, you’ll get a $25 collect.
This sort of betting option is where punters can bet on what round the bout will be finished. This can also include the fighter as well as the round the bout is finished. An example of this would be backing Tyson Fury to knockout Deontay Wilder in the 6th round, you should get a decent collect given the odds will be juicy due to so many options available.
Many things in boxing can be counted, including the number of rounds, punches landed, stoppages and plenty more. Betting agencies will offer up odds on those markets and suggest a number to take, then punters can decide if there will be more or less. An example of this would be a booking setting up the total rounds of 6.5 for the game. Punters can bet whether there will be more than 6.5 rounds for the bout, or they could bet on less than 6.5 rounds for the game.
This is restricted to some betting agencies, but live beting is a key component of betting on boxing. You might be keen on one fighter, but during the bout, he or she might be struggling and you want to back to the other fighter live. You’ll need to look what bookies offer live betting but generally the major wagering operators do offer it.