Boxing is considered by many the true sport – two pugilists meeting face-to-face in the ring to battle it out for glory and honour. It has a newfound excitement with a host of fresh superstars emerging to take up the mantle left by greats such an Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis.
Top of the bill in the heavyweight category is Englishman Anthony Joshua, who currently holds the IBF, WBA and IBO titles.
He is set to go head-to-head with American Deontay Wilder in 2018 for what will be one of the biggest fights in history.
There is plenty of interest elsewhere too.
Who can forget the circus that was Floyd Mayweather Jnr’s unbelievable clash with UFC icon Conor McGregor in Las Vegas?
The boxer came out on top in 10 rounds, but the match-up could pave the way for more cross-code battles which will offer a host of exciting betting opportunities.
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Boxing betting choices
When it comes to the type of bets you can have, the options for betting on boxing are numerous.
Outright win is the most popular pick, understandably, and adds tremendous excitement to the action when you see the fists fly.
knockout, judges’ decision or retirement by the corner?
This is a good choice in an even-matched contest where you fancy the fight to go the distance before the judges announce the scores on their cards.
Opting for the correct fighter to win by decision in this instance will net you a better payday than simply betting on them to win the contest.
Another favoured bet is the round the fight will be decided in, with championship bouts offering 12 rounds of action for the punter to select from.
You can also get odds on a range of rounds. Say you fancy it to be decided in the middle part of the fight, opting for a fifth to eighth round victory will enhance your odds over an outright win.
Away from the main titles, there are a host of fights to bet on across weight divisions from featherweight up to heavyweight.
And you can even play the futures market by taking advantage of some predictions for the coming years.
What about Anthony Joshua to still be unbeaten on January 1, 2021?
Or how about Mayweather and McGregor to have a rematch by 2020?
There are odds for that and some handsome payouts if you make the right choice.
As you can see, there are an incredible amount of choices at your disposal when it comes to boxing betting.
The main thing is to have some knowledge of the fighter, their records and form.
Luckily for you, FindBets has the inside track on the sport, offering plenty of advice on which boxers are likely to take home the belts.