Boxing continues to be a popular sport to bet on and that is because the bookmakers offer no shortage of markets for every major fight as well as big domestic bust-ups.
This wide selection of markets gives you the chance to make a healthy profit when betting on boxing, and here are some of the Bettingpro.com’s favourite boxing betting markets, using the Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury world heavyweight title fight in 2018 as an example…
Read on below for our boxing betting guide.
Boxing Betting Guide
You are simply picking the winner of the fight – it does not matter if the victory comes via KO, TKO or decision. As long as you successfully back the winning fighter, you bet will be successful. Of course, this market is only ever really appealing when the bookmakers are struggling to separate the two boxers.
Method Of Victory
This market is simple – you pick the winner of the fight and how they will win it. By adding the method of victory on to simply backing a fighter, you give the price a nice shot in the arm. Wilder is odds-on at 4/5 to win this fight, but having stopped 39 of his previous 40 opponents you may like his chances of him stopping Fury too, and that is where you can get a bigger price for backing the ‘Bronze Bomber’ because he is 13/8 to win by KO, TKO or Disqualification in this market.
The Total Rounds market gives punters the chance to bet on how many rounds the fight will or will not last. So, for example, if you believe Fury will win in the last four rounds you could back Over 9.5 Total Rounds at 8/13, and this bet would still be a winner even if Wilder won the fight as long as the bout went at least nine-and-a-half rounds. Alternatively, you may like Wilder’s chances of taking out Parker inside nine rounds and Under 9.5 Total Rounds could be backed at 6/5. And just like the Overs, this bet would be a winner even if Fury won the fight, as long as he stopped Wilder in less than nine-and-a-half rounds. This market covers every round from 1.5 Total Rounds to 10.5 Total Rounds so there are plenty of options.
One of the most popular ways to bet on combat sports is to bet on which round the fight will finish, and this market covers every single round in the fight. The odds can be quite lucrative too because you are pinpointing the ending of the bout down to just one round, so if you like Wilder for a 6th round stoppage you could get odds as big as 16/1, but if you believe Fury will end it in the fifth you can get a price of 33/1. If there is a market where you can make a big profit, it is this one.
Round Group Betting
But perhaps betting on a single round in a 12-round fight is not that appealing to you? If it is not, we highly recommend this boxing betting odds market because it lumps together multiple rounds and you can still get good odds. Some bookmakers will group together three rounds at a time, while others will simply split the fight in half to offer Rounds 1-6 and Rounds 7-12. When it comes to choosing a bookmaker it is simply down to how accurate you want to be with your prediction. Wilder has been taken into the second half of the fight in six of his last eight outings and it is 9/2 that he wins in Rounds 7-12, while if you narrow that down to rounds 9-12, where he has won four of his last seven fights, you can get a bigger price of 17/2. There are many options and the bigger the grouping of rounds the shorter the odds will get, but even at the shortest price, you can still make a nice profit with a winning bet.
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