Boxing Odds Comparison | Best Boxing Odds
Boxing, the classic combat sport where the two boxers throw punches at each other while wearing protective gloves. A popular sport in both the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, boxing also has its own world championships. There are four sanctioning bodies in the world of boxing: World Boxing Association, World Boxing Council, International Boxing Federation and the World Boxing Organisation.
- Types of betting: What different betting options for boxing are there and how do they differ? The key to a profitable betting career is understanding how these all work.
- What you can bet on: Whether you want to back your favourite boxer in an individual match or you want to bet on an overall winner for particular tournaments, you will want to know what options are available to you from the various online betting sites.
- Odds comparison: Which online bookmakers offer the most competitive boxing betting odds for individual matches and for major boxing tournaments?
In every boxing match, there is a referee who supervises the boxers. The role of the referee is also to determine the winner, i.e. when the opponent is deemed no longer able to continue. Every one to three minutes, there are intervals in which the boxers take a break. There intervals are known as rounds. A boxer can resign by throwing in his towel or can be disqualified if they break a rule. At the end of the contest, the winner or loser can also be based on the judges’ scorecards—this is important in Olympic boxing due to the fact that a winner must be decided, whereas in professional boxing a draw is allowed.
Boxing is one of the oldest sports recorded in the history of mankind. Physical combat and the acceptance of it as a sport is thought to be dated back to the ancient Greeks. Boxing was included as a sport in the first ever Olympic games in BC 688. Boxing continues to be a popular sport in the world of online betting, more professional than amateur boxing. There are plenty of opportunities to bet on boxing matches, whether that be on individual matches or an overall winner for tournaments such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship or Mixed Martial Arts contests. For the purpose of this OpenOdds review, we will provide the best odds for upcoming boxing matches in October and November.
A selection of the best online bookmakers with the best odds for boxing
Betting on boxing matches is interesting due to the fact that you can bet on who you think will win or whether it will be a draw. Due to the nature of the sport, so many factors can intervene which can make predictions very difficult to trust. However, it does add another element of excitement for the punter.
Boxing odds for upcoming matches
Jeff Horn vs Rico Mueller – Friday 21st:
Expected to be a night of explosive boxing action, taking place at the Sleeman Sports Centre, Brisbane’s world number 3 welterweight Jeff Horn has been working hard in preparation for his match against German-born Rico Mueller. Jeff “The Hornet” Horn is looking good after his recent win against three-time world champion, Randall Bailey.
The odds: If “The Hornet” is your man, the best odds you will find are offered by bet365 at 1/20. For Rico Mueller, MarathonBet offer odds of 13/1. For a draw, the best odds around are also from MarathonBet at 25/1, a clearly unanticipated result but one that could bring in the big bucks if you are lucky.
Andrew Selby vs Hermogenes Castillo – Friday 21st:
On the same night, Wales’ undefeated British flyweight champion will face Nicaragua’s unbeaten Hermogenes Castillo at Meadowbank arena in Edinburgh. Both boxers, undefeated so far, will have to give up this title in a tantalising clash of fists.
The odds: If you think Welsh-born Selby can hold onto his undefeated record, the best odds are offered by Ladbrokes at 1/33; meanwhile, if the Nicaraguan recordholder is the boxer you are supporting, MarathonBet offers the best odds at 17/1. The best odds for a draw are 33/1 offered by numerous bookmakers including: BetVictor, Paddypower, Ladbrokes, Coral, William Hill, Betway and MarathonBet.
Josh Taylor vs Dave Ryan – Friday 21st:
You are spoilt for choice on Friday 21st with another boxing match between Taylor and Ryan to see who will be awarded the Commonwealth light-welterweight champion. Taylor, despite only turning professional last year, has yet to dent his winning streak and is definitely one to watch. The best odds for Taylor to win are offered by unibet, 32Red and 888sport at 2/9. MarathonBet offer the best odds for Ryan to win at 5/1. The best odds for a draw are 25/1 offered by a myriad of bookmakers including: SkyBet, Ladbrokes, William Hill, and Blacktype.
Anthony Ogogo vs Craig Cunningham – Saturday 22nd:
Fighting for the WBC International Middleweight belt in Birmingham, it will be bronze London Olympian Ogogo’s first shot at a professional title. He has been suffering from a poor bill of health for the past year while his opponent has a good record so far; it is a tough one to call. The best odds for Ogogo walking away with the title are 1/10 offered by bet365, skybet, Ladbrokes, Coral, William Hill and Marathonbet. Meanwhile, the best odds for his opponent Cunningham are 71/10 offered by Marathonbet. The odds are against a draw at 33/1 offered by a number of bookies including: Skybet, BetVictor, Paddypower, Ladbrokes, betway, and marathonbet.
Sam Eggington vs Frankie Gavin – Saturday 22nd:
What is expected to be an explosive meeting between welterweight rivals Eggington and Gavin will also take place in Birmingham this Saturday, with Gavin claiming that his ‘boxing IQ’ will be enough to knock Eggington off his high horse. MarathonBet and Matchbook offer the best odds for a Gavin win at 10/11 while Paddypower offers the best odds for Eggington at 5/4. The best odds for a draw are 25/1 offered by Blacktype.
David Lemieux vs Cristian Rios – Sunday 23rd:
Lemieux is taking his opponent Rios very seriously this Sunday after a couple of knock backs recently. Lemieux is training hard and wants no surprises. The best odds on a Lemieux victory are 100/1 offered by bet365, skybet, betvictor, Ladbrokes and marathonbet. The best odds for Christian Rios are 22/1 offered by Paddypower and marathonbet. The best odds for a draw are 33/1 offered by Skybet, BetVictor, Paddypower, Ladbrokes and marathonbet.
Tyson Fury vs Wladamir Klitschko – Saturday 29th:
The rematch for these two heavyweights has been confirmed for Saturday 29th October to determine who will be the lineal world heavyweight champion. The first match, which was supposed to take place back in July earlier this year, had to be postponed after Fury sustained an ankle injury. Bwin is the main bookmaker for this match, offering the best odds regardless of the outcome: 7/10 for a Klitschko win, 15/13 for a Fury victory and odds of 33/1 for a draw.
Jason Sosa vs Stephen Smith – Saturday 12th November:
Sosa and Smith will battle it out on Saturday 12th November for the super heavyweight title in Monte Carlo. Smith is confident that he will take the title from Sosa, regaining the world title for his famous boxing family. The best odds for Smith are 6/5 offered by Coral and Blacktype. The best odds for Sosa to keep hold of his title are 5/6 offered by Ladbrokes, Netbet and 10Bet. For a draw, the best odds are 22/1 offered by Coral, Betright, and Blacktype.
Arthur Abraham vs Martin Murray – Saturday 12th November:
35-year-old Berlin-born ‘King’ Arthur Abraham will be defending his super middleweight title against Britain’s Martin Murray in November at Hannover’s TUI Arena. The best odds for the ‘King’ are 5/11 offered by Netbet and 10Bet; for a Murray victory, the best odds are 38/17 with MarathonBet. The best odds for a draw are 28/1 with Blacktype.
Luis Ortiz vs Malik Scott – Saturday 12th November:
Competing for the World Boxing Association Inter-Continental heavyweight title, Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz is expected to win against opponent Malik Scott. The best odds for Ortiz are 1/14 with Paddypower, meanwhile if you want to take a risk with Scott, the best odds are 12/1 with bet365. The best odds for a bet are 35/1 from bwin.
With so many boxing matches scheduled every weekend leading up to New Year’s Eve, there are plenty of opportunities to bet on boxing. Punters should keep their eyes out for any boxing special sign up offers, where there are likely to be more creative opportunities to bet on boxing.