When you place a boxing bet, specifically a sporting bet or a wagers match, you are essentially placing a bet on the outcome of a fight. If you think about it, that’s exactly what happens when you draw at a craps table in the casino – you are essentially placing a wager, but on a game that ends without a fight!
While it is possible to place wagers on the outcome of a fight – especially when it comes to MMA (mixed martial arts) bouts where the rules are pretty open and anything can happen in a fight – for the most part, you are better off avoiding this area of betting. There are just too many variables that can affect the outcome of any fight to make it worth betting on. Plus, if you are trying to maximize your chances of winning, you should be looking to place wagers on multiple fights throughout the year, not just one.
The Draw Is Not What It Seems
A draw in boxing betting is not what it seems. When two boxers agree to a stoppage in the fight before it even begins, there is no winner. The fight is a draw and there is no money won or lost. People who bet on these types of fights often get confused as to why the fight was stopped in the first place, but that’s because they didn’t account for something very important: the “rule” in boxing that gives the winner of the fight a scorecard victory. So even though there was no conclusive winner when the fight was stopped, the fighter who scored the most points at the end wins!
This is why a draw is not what it seems in a boxing match. It is simply a temporary pause in the action, as both fighters try to figure out a way to award themselves a victory. Once that is done, the fight will continue and the winner will be determined once it ends. In some instances, this can even happen during the fight! So, while a draw in betting might seem like a setback, it’s really just a strategic pause that allows for more planning on the part of the fighters!
This might seem complicated, but it really isn’t. Once you become familiar with the mechanics of boxing, it’s easier to understand why a draw is not what it seems in a fight. If you aren’t sure how boxing works, here is a quick tutorial on the rules and how scoring works:
The Scorer Picks The Fight Winner
When a boxing match is completed, the scoring is done immediately. If a round was scored 10-9 for the first boxer, for example, that round would be tallied and the next round would begin. The second boxer’s score would then be added to that round’s score. Once the second boxer’s score is added to that round’s score, the next round would begin. This continues until the final round, which is usually when the score is tallied at the end and the fight winner is revealed.
This scoring system is heavily influenced by the point system used in basketball. In basketball, points are awarded to the winner of a fight based on predetermined criteria. This criteria is generally dictated by the number of significant blows struck by either boxer. For instance, a boxer who throws a large number of jabs will generally score more points than one who throws a lot of hooks or uppercuts because the jabs are more significant in terms of the actual fighting in the ring. In boxing, the jab is considered a “clean” punch, while the hook and the uppercut are both considered “dirty” punches.
When you put down a wager on a boxing fight, you are essentially picking a winner before the fight even begins. Just like when you pick a basketball team before a game even starts, you are picking a winner based on certain pre-established criteria. In the case of boxing, this usually means trying to figure out who will score the most points based on the number of significant blows landed in the fight. Just like with the basketball teams, you’re often trying to figure out the over/under number of points that will be scored in the fight. In theory, at least. In practice, this is rarely the case and you’d be surprised at how often bets are settled before the first round even begins!
When you put down a wager on a fight, you are essentially telling the bookmaker (also known as the “house”) that you are confident that your chosen fighter will win the fight. After all, you’ve already made the wager and are now simply waiting for the fight to begin. So, in theory, the bookmaker should give your chosen fighter the advantage in terms of the odds. In practice, things are a little different. Bookmakers want to make a profit off of fights, so they are always looking for a way to hedge their bets. This is why they might adjust the odds in favor of the other fighter or even against you, if they think there is any chance that your chosen fighter might lose. This is why it is always a good idea to check the odds before you make a wager – just to make sure that the bookie isn’t trying to sneak in a bit of a hedge and give the other fighter an edge!
Why Are There No Upsets In Boxing?
Another thing that can throw a bit of a wrench in the gears of a boxing match is an upset. Unlike in other types of sports where an upset can ruin a team’s chances of winning, in boxing it is only a very specific type of upset that can ruin your chances of winning. These are the fights where one boxer unexpectedly beats the other boxer, thus nullifying your wager. If this happens, you will not win your bet and the bookmaker will not give you your money back.
In order to prevent these types of fights, boxing regulations state that whenever there is a possibility that one boxer could lose, that possibility has to be disclosed to the public. It is not enough for the fighters to keep the existence of this possibility a secret – the whole world needs to know!
It is not entirely clear why some boxers get upsets and some don’t. There are just so many different factors that go into it. Sometimes, a boxer will lose their first fight ever and then, all of a sudden, start winning against all odds. There are other times where a boxer will win their first few fights and then lose a crucial bout that would’ve otherwise nullified your wager. Still other times, a boxer will prepare for a fight with a certain fighter and then get injured just days before the bout. In all these cases, the boxer who bet on them might not win and the bookie has no choice but to give them their money back. This is why it is always a good idea to avoid wagering on one-on-one fights where there is a possibility that the outcome could be nullified by an upset.
The Importance Of The Starting Lineup
When you put down a wager on a boxing match, you are essentially picking a winner before the fight even begins. Just like when you pick a basketball team before a game even starts, you are picking a winner based on certain pre-established criteria. In the case of boxing, this means trying to figure out who will score the most points based on the number of significant blows landed in the fight. Just like with the basketball teams, you’re often trying to figure out the over/under number of points that will be scored in the fight. In theory, at least. In practice, this is rarely the case and you’d be surprised at how often bets are settled before the first round even begins!
However, there is one very important difference between picking a basketball team and picking a boxer for your sports wager. When you put down a wager on a basketball game, you usually have a choice of a few different teams to choose from. In most cases, you will be given two, maybe three teams to choose from. In the case of boxing, there is only one matchup that takes place every night in licensed casinos across the country: Manny Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto. So, if you don’t want to bet on this specific matchup, there are very few other options – you can either take a long break from betting on boxing or you can try and luck out and pick the winner of a fight that has occurred elsewhere!