There are literally thousands of boxers across the world so becoming an international world champion goes to the top 0.1 percent. These “boxers are the stars of the sport and, to some extent, have control of the events.
There are four (five) championships in the 35 weight classes – 18 in men’s and 17 in women’s – from the four major sanctioning bodies: the WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO with The Ring magazine offering a fifth title.
Before folks bet on boxers odds, it’s best to check what is happening in the division. Championships can change hands as frequently as boxers move divisions. Keeping tabs on all the champions – as many as 140 potentially – can be a challenge though it is fun.
MAIN WEIGHT CLASSES (Men’s / Women’s)
These weight classes are known as the “glamour divisions” and were boxing’s eight main divisions. Most of the greatest boxers have won championships in these divisions with some having won multiple titles in different divisions.
TWEENER WEIGHT CLASSES (Men’s / Women’s)
TIPS FOR BETTING ON A BOXER
Betting on boxers odds can be a high-risk reward proposition, especially when only betting the stars. Boxing has a top-heavy approach usually with highly touted prospects getting overmatched opponents. Thus, using parlays or props can help give betting more bang for your buck.
“Superfights” occasionally arrive with two of the best boxers being pitted against each other. When these happen, the boxing odds tend to be lined more tightly. Research each boxer’s styles and pay attention to their stances and reach as these can make a difference.