Betting on boxing is a staple of many Nigeria licensed bookmakers. Although mass spectator interest tends to focus on televised heavyweight contests and Commonwealth events, online bookmakers cover matches throughout the year regardless of whether they are broadcast or not. Boxing fans should find no shortage of events to bet on or bookmakers who offer fixed odds and in-running odds for upcoming fights.
Boxing Betting Markets
Betting on boxing can be as simple or as complex as you wish. The most popular of boxing markets is the simple win, lose, draw market where Boxer A is given odds to beat Boxer B, vice-versa, plus the tie.
However, in many boxing fights there is a clear favourite and therefore short odds are quoted in the betting markets. When this happens punters will often look to other markets for bigger prices where greater returns can be gained.
One popular market is the Method of Victory market where the runners are generally ‘Boxer A by KO, TKO or Disqualification’, ‘Boxer A by Decision or Technical Decision’, ‘Boxer B by KO, TKO or Disqualification’, ‘Boxer B by Decision or Technical Decision’ and ‘Draw or Technical Draw’. Here punters can bet on whether they think the fight will go the distance, or if one fighter will be knocked out.
The other popular market is the Round Betting markets where punters can bet on which round they believe that either fight will win the fight in, or whether it will go the distance.
Boxing Weight Divisions
Betting on boxing is generally the same, no matter what the weight division. Markets are available on major fights from Flyweight to Featherweight, from Middleweight to Heavyweight.
In the past the Heavyweight division has been the most popular for the casual boxing betting punter as stars such as Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno, Mike Tyson, George Forman, Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali have battled for the sport’s biggest prizes in front of the biggest audiences.
Now attentions are split between the divisions. With fighters such as Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather and Amir Khan replacing the likes of Ricky Hatton and Oscar De La Hoya and Nigel Benn, Chris Eubank and Steve Collins before them in the public eye.
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