Though it may seem hard to believe these days, boxing betting was once more popular than betting on
football matches. On my honor! The sport was massively popular in the 1970's, and boxing bets could be
made at almost every bookmaker. Unfortunately, where the money is, there shalt the fraud be also, and
allegations of fixed matches drove away punters who wanted nothing more than an honest wager.
Now, however, boxing is back on its feet. Boxing matches are being televised and a major world
title bout is always a star-studded affair. Even better? Boxing matches happen all throughout the year,
meaning that boxing bets need not be a seasonal affair.
To successfully bet boxing, you will want to be sure that you know both contenders and their support
teams. Given the intense physical nature of the sport, you will want to stay abreast of any training injuries
or lingering weaknesses from past bouts. Yet the physical is only part of the game - you'll want to try and get a
bead on the boxer's mental state as well. Knowing the coaches and their likely advice will help you understand
the mind of your favourite.
Another thing to understand are the boxing betting odds. Boxing bets are money line bets, so
be sure you've got your math right before putting down your savings. Also, you will want to remember that if
a match ends in a draw, you only win if you bet for it to end in a draw. The bookmaker is the only winner
otherwise and no refunds will be issued.
For more variety in the bets, boxing betting odds are offered on over/under positions and stoppages.
Over/Under bets can be for the length of the match in minutes or for the number of rounds before a win, draw or
knockout. The stoppage bets are a bit like win/lose bets, in that you are betting for one of the
contenders to knockout the other and stop the match.
Due to the mix of mental and physical factors, boxing bets can be very exciting. The long odds on some
of the positions and the variability in the over/under matchups also provides a nice bit of variety to a punter.
You can be sure that boxing betting will never be boring, and the number of glitterati sitting ringside
can also provide a bit of entertainment as you watch the boxers take their marks.
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