Understanding the Boxing Schedule
Boxing events happen all around the calendar. Since the sport is composed of different promotions, there is no clear or predictable schedule for the events; however, main-event fights do get announced months in advance and the cards are built around these. Check the boxing odds as some become available even before the fight is announced, also be sure to follow the upcoming boxing schedule.
Main Events for Season
When it comes to boxing’s biggest events, it depends on the boxer. Superstars like Canelo Alvarez or Floyd Mayweather Jr. are usually must-see boxing fights. Boxers typically fight once, twice or thrice per year barring any injuries or out-of-ring incidents. Keep this page bookmarked to get a good view of any big fights on the horizon.
3 Tips Before Betting Boxing
If you bet on boxing, it can be an exercise of parlaying chalky favorites or taking a shot on a big underdog. Boxing is top-heavy from a betting perspective, so keep in mind three things to avoid losing all your marbles:
- Bet the odds, not the boxer. It’s easy to “bet the house” on a pound-for-pound boxer, but sometimes the risk you are putting up may not be worth the payout. Many top-ranked boxers are upward of 10-1 as favorites. Convert their lines to win probability and determine if this is a risk you’re willing to take.
- Boxing does not have point spreads, but you can bet on round totals and props. Sometimes this is a more effective way to get your money’s worth. Instead of betting on a boxer to win, bet on them to win via a certain method or bet on the fight to not go to a decision. These are just some examples of props you can bet.
- Budget your bets. Use a “unit” system to measure how much you are betting as opposed to betting random amounts. Stay disciplined.