When thinking about what betting types are available for boxing, there are more ways than the most popular, which is placing a bet on who will win. Different boxing betting types include taking a punt on whether the fight will go the distance, the method of victory, round betting, grouped round betting and knockdown specials.
What do those betting types mean? The most popular bet in boxing is on which fighter will win (also known as match odds), and to help make the right decision, look at both boxers’ records to check out how many times they’ve fought, the kind of opponents they’ve had, who they’ve won and lost to, and how often their fights have gone the distance.
Other things to think about include examining their weights and how they perform when they’ve been heavier or lighter, whether they tend to be stopped mid-fight, and, of course, if they’ve fought each other before.
These factors can also be taken into account if betting on whether the bout will go the distance, as well as thinking about whether either fighter has a history of being knocked down, or if one fighter will go out for a stoppage. Getting boxing odds on the method of victory depends on who will win and how they do it, which could be a stoppage, a points victory or a draw.
When going for round betting, look at whether one fighter could try for an early finish or whether one of them will try for a knockout later in the fight in a particular round. Grouped round betting means that you decide on a range of rounds, such as 4-6, and knockdown specials are if one or both fighters get knocked down during the fight.