Boxing has gained a lot of interest among sports fans during the last decade. This physically demanding and challenging sport has witnessed a significant rise in the number of supporters and there is also a huge volume of betting happening around this sport. Before you can bet on the odds of a boxing game, you should clearly understand the rules of the game and the player’s history to ensure better chances of winning. It is not only exciting to go online and play, but you can also make a lot of money once you understand the tricks of the games and learn how professional boxing is done.
How to bet on boxing?
Before you bet on boxing, you should gain some knowledge about the players involved and how boxing works in general.
- Understand the various types of boxing games
You should also understand the various types of boxing games played such as professional bouts (Ten 3-minute rounds), Olympics boxing games (three 3-minute rounds), or title flights (twelve 3-minute rounds) etc. Boxing games are also classified based on weight category of the players such as Heavy-weight championships, Light-weight championships, Feather-weight championships etc. Boxers often move and up down these fights and before you bet on a game, you should understand in which weight-category a boxer has been playing recently.
- Understand the Ways a Boxing Match is Concluded
There are different ways to decide the victory or conclude a boxing match like below,
Technical Knockout – The fight is stopped by the referee because one fighter is not able to continue because of a serious injury or the opponent’s “throw in the towel”.
Knockout – This is basically when one of the fighters is not able to get back up after a knockdown even after the referee counts ten seconds. Obviously, the other player wins the match in this case.
Disqualification – In case of any fighter not following the proper rules, he gets disqualified and the match is concluded.
Decision – The victory is decided based on the scorecards of 3 official judges based on the quality of punches.
Technical Decision – The fight is concluded based on points after an injury for any one of the players.
You should understand that in a boxing game victory can be decided based on any method such as Decision, TKO or KO and it is applicable to various matches including high profile World Championships.
- Research about the Players
Before you bet on any game, you should research thoroughly about the players involved and their history. For example, if there is a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor Mcgregor, you should know the history of both players and their winning track record in various boxing events. This will help you to decide which player has a better chance of winning against each other and place your bets successfully. You should understand the different weight classes, boxing styles and body types of each fighter to determine his possibilities of success in the game. You can view the ratings of each boxer at sites like boxrec.com to see whether he is currently in great form or he is on the decline.
- Understand different types of Betting – Round Betting, Group Betting, Over/Under Betting
When it comes to betting on a boxing game, there are different propositions offered by bookies and online betting sites. While it may not be attractive in all cases to bet on the odds on which player will win the game, you can bet on other odds like on which round the game will end. You can bet on whether there will be a stoppage or the fight will continue till the end. You can get decent wins through Round betting which is one of the easiest ways.
There is also another type of betting called group betting in which you bet on a box winning between rounds like 1-3, 4-6, 7-9 or 10-12 in a twelve round match. This is useful when you are not exactly sure in which round the fight may end so you are making a bet in such a way to increase your chances of success. Another interesting betting technique in boxing is guessing whether a fight will go under or over a certain number of rounds. This also has reasonable odds of success as you can simply bet on whether a fight will end before 6 rounds or go beyond 6 rounds. There are also certain high-risk bets which can yield you more money like betting whether the fight will end within the first minute etc.
- Analysis of Player’s Preparations and Previous Fights
Before you place your bet on any boxing event, it is essential that you analyse the fight as a whole and not just the specific event. You should also research about the pre-fight preparations done by the boxer and his previous fights to understand how he is performing recently. If a boxer is moving down or up a weight class, his body transformation, strength and conditioning work can be a good indicator about the success in a match. Studying the player’s history and fight preparations is one of the important strategies for betting in a boxing game. You should also learn to analyse the fight as a whole and not specific events like one good punch in the game. Don’t give importance to what a player thinks about himself or the support from his fans as this can be misleading in some cases. Always follow the match very closely and draw your conclusion based on how the fight progresses.