The Best Strategies You Must
Use in Your Boxing Betting
It is the sweet science
and a sport as old as time itself. People love betting on boxing because they
are guaranteed an entertaining, edge-of-the-seat ride in cheering on their
bets, and aside from the rarest of cases this is a win or lose
sport, there is scarcely any middle ground.
Boxing betting is
interesting because punters can keep it simple and just bet on who they think
will win the fight, or alternatively they can use their knowledge to drill
down into the various markets that are available with each contest.
of the bookmakers have their own collection of the
latest boxing betting odds
and predictions, and these do tend to vary in scale from firm to firm. But
the vast majority enable you to wager on exactly the outcome you expect, be it
a KO victory, a points win or and for masochists only the
You can also bet on the round or group of rounds in which you
expect the winning blow to be delivered, or whether you expect the bout to go
So those are the options, but what is the smart way to
play them? Here are some boxing betting strategies that you can use in fights
at all levels of the sport.
#1 Do Your Homework
Like any bets you
place, you should always do comprehensive research before taking the plunge and
submitting your betslip. Its not enough to have a gut feeling you
really need to know both of the fighters inside and out.
How will their
styles mesh on fight night? A previously unbeaten fighter might come unstuck
against a heavy-hitting KO merchant, while power punchers can often struggle to
land their clubbing blows on fighters with excellent feet and head
Once you have analysed how you think the action will
unfold, you will have a better understanding of where the smart betting money
Every bookmaker under the sun will offer odds for the big
fights, and many will price up the lower-key cards as well. As you will
probably already know, not all traders see about going the same way, and that
is why there can be such a discrepancy in the odds-making across the
And that explains why it makes sense to use the various price
comparison websites available, because if you plan to bet on a number of boxing
events throughout the year then the difference between taking 4/5 and 11/10
about a selection will, in the long run, make a huge difference to your
Consider the Value
Once you have completed step one (determining
who you think will win and how) and step two (confirming which bookmaker is
offering the best odds), now you have to analyse whether the prices available
represent good value or not. This is based upon your own perception, of course,
but remember one of the worst mistakes that a punter can make: betting on an
event because of FOMO the fear of missing out.
best course of action is to do nothing at all.
#4 Make the Most of Social
Getting little titbits of information that you might not
otherwise hear in mainstream media will improve your betting no end
on boxing or any other sport for that matter.
For example, who knew that
David Haye went into his fight with Wladimir Klitschko with a broken
Social media, for all
its faults, offers excellent insight pre-fight, and following key figures from
within the boxing fraternity could make all the difference between a winning
and a losing bet.
Be Wary of the Dangerous Underdog
Boxing history is littered with
underdogs winning at monumental odds.
Buster Douglas, Andy Ruiz, Hasim
Rahman .these were victories that shook world boxing to its core, and you
would be hard-pressed to suggest they were predictable in any
But boxing is a unique
sport in that it pits two fighters against one another in close quarters, and
it only takes the betting favourite to have an off-day and one punch
to change the fortunes of whole careers.
Rahman, priced at 12/1
against Lennox Lewis, did not have a stellar career but did beat Corrie
Sanders, who would sensationally go on to defeat Wladimir Klitschko. Rahman,
known for his punch power, was always going to give Lewis a tough night if he
didnt settle, and so it proved in one of the greatest underdog wins in
If you can follow these five boxing betting strategies
with discipline, you could improve your own win rate