Betting on Boxing in New Zealand

Boxing might be the oldest sport known to man. As far back as you can go in human history, people have always found a battle between fighters entertaining. In more recent history Professional boxing has taken big money roots. The famous names such as Muhammad Ali, George Foreman and locally Joseph Dennis Parker are proof of how popular the sport of boxing is. New Zealand is home to many boxing champions. Kiwis enjoying betting on boxing as much they enjoy watching it. Our to betting on boxing gives basic betting tips and how to use them in boxing. We also have listed the best sites where Kiwis can bet on local and international boxing championships.

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Major Heavyweight Boxing Events to Bet On

As a boxing fan you are never in short supply of featherweight, heavyweight boxing and in between boxing events to wager on. Besides the local New Zealand Professional Boxing Association Championships there are regular and international boxing matches to enjoy throughout the year. Below is a list of international Boxing tournaments to enjoy and bet on for Kiwi gamblers.

  • Boxing World Cup.
  • World Series Boxing
  • World Amateur Boxing Championships.
  • Olympic Games.
  • Youth Olympic Games.
  • AIBA World Boxing Championships.
  • AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships.
  • AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships.

Best Bets to Place on Boxing Fights

Common bets to place on boxing are outright winners also known as moneyline bets. However, there are a few other bets which can be profitable when betting on heavyweight boxing matches. Let us walk through the different bets and how they work in relation to boxing.

Moneyline betting on Boxing Fight

Moneyline bets in heavyweight boxing or any other boxing match works on the same premise as all other moneyline bets. The odds are presented by numbers with + and – signs or as decimals. + signs represent underdogs while – signs represent favourites.

The odds in boxing are usually quite disparate. The bet on the favourite is usually not very profitable but is almost always a sure bet. This makes moneyline betting on boxing fights really risky whichever way you bet, even when you are right. For example, there is a match between Morgan Jones vs Anthony Fox coming up on Sunday. Say the odds are set as follows

Jones 1.30 vs Fox 3.60

A $10 bet on Jones would give Kiwi bettors a $13 payout if he won whereas betting on the underdog Fox for the same amount would result in a $36 payout. Betting on the underdog seems more profitable but upsets are not as common in boxing favourites almost always win.

 

Boxing Round Betting

Round betting is more exciting than moneyline betting when it comes to boxing. Punters have to predict in what round the winner will knock the other opponent out. This is exciting but also highly unpredictable especially where both fighters are evenly matched. Going back in history, in 1990 Mike Tyson had perfect 37-0 record with 33 knockouts when he himself was knocked out by a (seemingly) less formidable opponent James Buster Douglas. James Douglas’ record was an average 29-4-1 when he met Tyson for that memorable fight. This little anecdote just illustrates how tricky round betting can be even when statistically it seems sure events will go a certain way.

Odd/Even Round Betting – In boxing round betting you can also bet on whether the fightb will be won on an even odd number round.

 Half Round Betting – you can bet on whether the entire boxing fight will end in the first six rounds or the second half.

 

Method of Victory

A fun bet to make in boxing tournaments is a method of victory bet. You are not betting on who will the fight or in what round the fight ends. Rather you are betting on how the fight ends. Bettors can bet on whether the fight ends via a knock out or based on points.

These are some of the different Methods pf victory bets you will encounter at various bookmakers.

Fight Outcome – is somewhat a parlay bet because you bet on which fighter will win and if they are winning based on the actual physical fight or via points from the judges

Win between rounds 1-12 by KO/TKO/DQ – this bet wins when a boxer does not get up before the 10 count after a knockdown, or referee steps in to stop the fight or when there is a disqualification.

Win on Decision – A victory won through points from all the judges score cards  after all schedule rounds of the fight where there were no KO or TKO

Win on Technical Decision – A victory through a Technical Decision similar to a Win on decision. The only difference is that the technical decision would have been brought about when a fighter can’t carry on due to an injury that isn’t caused in the fight. The fight is then decided on the judge’s scorecards at the time when the fight is stopped.

 

Total Rounds

Total Rounds betting is a wager on how many rounds a punter predicts a fight will go on. Odds for a standard Total rounds bet will look something like this:

 

O/U 10 rounds (-130/+105)

 

If you predict the fight will end at or before 10 rounds, your bet is U(Under) whereas If you think the fight will be longer than 10 rounds, your bet is O (Over). The numbers represent the odds of each bet. -130 = O where +105 = U, the U is the less likely outcome which also will payout more than the over -130 bet.

Potential Fights Betting

A potential fights bet is similar to what a futures bet is in other sports. Sports books often project that certain fights may take place between boxers at a specific date. Kiwis can bet on those fights that are yet to take place.  If the said fights do not take place at all or they take place on a later date the wagers are voided and stakes refunded.

Major Heavyweight Boxing Events to Bet On

As a boxing fan you are never in short supply of featherweight, heavyweight boxing and in between boxing events to wager on. Besides the local New Zealand Professional Boxing Association Championships there are regular and international boxing matches to enjoy throughout the year. Below is a list of international Boxing tournaments to enjoy and bet on for Kiwi gamblers.

  • Boxing World Cup.
  • World Series Boxing
  • World Amateur Boxing Championships.
  • Olympic Games.
  • Youth Olympic Games.
  • AIBA World Boxing Championships.
  • AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships.
  • AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships.

Boxing Terms Glossary

KO –  Knockout

TKO – Technical Knockout

RTD – Opponent Retired

UD – Unanimous Decision

SD  – Split Decision

MD –  Majority Decision

TD – Technical Decision

DQ – Opponent Disqualified

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