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About Boxing Betting at Betway Sports
As long as humans have been able to punch, there has been boxing. The "Sport of Kings" has been around for centuries and has rarely wavered in popularity. It is also among the most popular, and for obvious reasons!
Few sports attract bettors like boxing. At Betway Sports, we offer the best boxing odds on all the biggest upcoming boxing matches. With great prizes at stake, plus numerous promotions and bonuses for our loyal betters, you cannot go wrong with Betway Sports and boxing betting.
So…in the immortal words of famed boxing announcer… LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE?
A Short History of Boxing
Organized boxing can be traced back nearly three thousand years. Participants in the ancient Olympic Games would wrap leather thongs around their hands and box one another. Over time, the sport evolved, including stints where ancient Romans added metal tips to their gloves to harm their opponents even more. Starting in the 17th century, bare-knuckle boxers would punch with no protection at all!
Finally, athletes settled on the large, padded gloves in use today. With less brutality and more competition, boxing has become bigger than ever.
What Big Events in Boxing are on the Horizon?
Unlike most sports, boxing does not have regularly scheduled major events. There are no end-of-season championship tournaments or monthly pay-per-view shows.
That doesn't mean, however, that boxing is devoid of major events. Not even close. With dozens of championships and huge superstars vying for the win, there are always several major fights on the horizon. Betway Sports offers great online betting action!
Fans are always excited about upcoming major fights that involve their favorite boxers. Sports bettors everywhere will pay close attention to Las Vegas events in 2021. In February, two of the best boxers in the world will fight for the WBC Heavyweight Title.
US events will definitely be show-stoppers, but dedicated boxing fans shouldn’t forget to look up UK boxing events. From British Middleweight Title fights to the Light-Heavyweight Tournament Semi-Final set to take place in London, there will be plenty of fights to look forward to.
A dedicated boxing fan will also keep an eye on some hotly anticipated events in Russia!
The Bite Fight
As exciting as they are, fights nowadays seem to tame when we take a look at some of history’s most hyped boxing events.
In 1997, fans were surprised and shocked during the fight which was originally called “The Sound and the Fury”. After one of the boxers attempted to bite off an ear of his opponent, the fight would forever go down in history as the Bite Fight.
If you were betting on that one, our guess is you never would have seen such a development coming! Luckily, these days you can bet in-play and decide on your position when you see how each player fares in the first round.
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How to Bet on Boxing and the Best Fighters
With no teams, boxing is purely a superstar-driven sport. The most famous boxers are almost always the most successful ones. It doesn’t hurt if they also have a bit of showmanship in their style.
Each player has a distinctive and unique style of fighting. When deciding who to bet on, it never hurts to research both players’ styles. More often than not, their style can tell you a lot about how the match will play out.
Boxing experts recognize three major fighting styles: outside fighter, brawler, and inside fighter. Let’s take a look at how each fares for your chances to win at boxing betting!
Outside fighter or boxer
A classing outside fighter goes for longer range punches. The goal is to wear the opponent down as they keep up the stronger pace. These types of players are lauded for their finesse and strategic approach to fighting. One disadvantage of this style is that boxers rarely get in the knock-out punch, thus winning on points.
Within this style, boxer aficionados also recognize boxer-punchers and players who play on the defensive, using counter punches.
Brawler or slugger
As outside fighters become famous for their finesse, brawlers are on the opposite end of the spectrum. These fighters are known for their force and strength of their punches. When brawlers enter the ring, it’s always a question of speed vs. strength.
These fighters can be slow on their feet and because of their predictable style of fighting, they often absorb a significant amount of counter punches. These are the fighters who will stay on their fight no matter how hard the opponent hits!
Inside fighter or swarmer
Unlike outside fighters, swarmers like to get in close and throw intense punches, through a combination of hooks and uppercuts. It’s not by accident that shorter fighters usually opt for this style. When they get close to their opponent, hitting them might get difficult as they don’t leave so much space for the opponent with longer arms.
It’s always the skill, ferocity, and style of the strongest boxers that determines the odds in any given match. For that reason, sports bettors always turn to their biographies and recent events to see how they might fare.
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