How to Bet on Boxing Betting Sites
Once you select a bookie and register, it won’t take you ages to understand the fundamentals of boxing betting. Unlike other sports, some of the markets in this sport are pretty straightforward. We’ve put a list of some of the common markets you can wager on:
Outright Winner (Moneyline)
This is the most straightforward form of betting in boxing where bettors attempt to predict the winner of the bout. A money line is often used by bookie for this type of bet, which means each fighter is assigned a number with either a positive or negative sign. The fighter with a negative sign is normally the underdog while the opposite is true for the player assigned the positive sign.
For example, in a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather was favourite with the most popular odd standing at -210, while the underdog, Pacquiao had his odds standing at +170. This meant that a player had to bet £210 to win £100 if they predicted Mayweather to win or bet £170 to win the same amount of they bet on Pacquiao.
Some new betting sites UK can also include an option for a draw, but this normally depends on the fighters and varies from one betting site to the next.
This is a version of moneyline betting, but purely dependent round outcomes. Here, you can bet on a specific player to win a certain round, say Pacquiao to win round 3, or may weather to win round 4. Normally boxing rounds will go from anywhere between 1 and 12 rounds, each lasting 3 minutes, with 60 seconds breaks. Round betting typically offers bigger odds because of the unpredictability involved, but also offers you the potential for bigger winnings.
This is where boxing punters predict whether the fight will go over or under depending on a certain length of time set by the sportsbook. For example, if a certain bet is set at 8.0, UNDER would win if the fight ends anywhere before the start of round 8. If the fight is to go beyond the 8th round, then the OVER bet wins it.
Group Round Betting
The best boxing sites also offer this variation of round betting. Instead of betting on the OVER/UNDER total rounds or who will win a specific round, some bookies will group several rounds together and allow punters to predict the end of the fight depending on those groups. For instance, rounds can be grouped as 1-3, 4-6, 7-8, and so on. If you predict the match will end between rounds 4 to 6, and it ends within the 4th, 5th, or 6th round, you win. Otherwise, you lose.
Method of Victory
You can also bet on how the match will be decided, which can include knockout (KO), technical knockout (TKO), disqualification, submission, draw, or technical draw, among others. All this can be decided after the final round or within the match. These odds rarely provide the best value, and it is normally recommended having accounts of a number of bookies and then paralleling the lines for value.