Boxing Over/Under Total Rounds Bet
It is irrelevant who the winner is or if the victory will be accomplished by a knockout, knockdown, or judge’s decision. Over/under bets can fall within the moneyline system and often represent a profitable betting option.
Over/Under Betting Odds Explained
Here is how the boxing betting odds would look like in an online sportsbook:
|Jose Ramirez vs Jose Pedraza Gonzalez
|– 333 (1.3)
|+ 225 (3.25)
If you place your bet on the match between Jose Ramirez and Jose Pedraza Gonzalez to finish in more than 10.5 rounds, you have to wager $333 to add $100 to your bankroll. If on the other hand, your prediction is for a shorter battle, you will receive $225 for every $100 wagered.
Bookmakers do not always provide odds for only one specific number of rounds (10.5 in our example), and moreover, the number does not necessarily include a half. Round figures are usually avoided though because they carry a higher degree of risk. If the Over/Under boxing bet is set to 10 rounds and one of the fighters quits between the tenth and the eleventh round, this will make all bets losing. If this sounds too complicated for you, you should not be worried since most reputable online bookmakers have extensive rules sections where everything is explained in detail. You can always turn to customer support for further assistance.
Things to Consider before Placing a Bet
While the vast majority of boxing fights featured on online sportsbooks are professional matches, bookies sometimes allow boxing devotees to wager on celebrity fights or duels happening during Summer Olympic Games. The way of training and conducting for each of them is different, so this is also among the factors to take into consideration.
Maybe, you have not pondered over the fact that referees can have a significant impact on the bout outcome and respectively duration. Just as in football where some referees prefer to allow advantages and thus contribute to more goal situations, so in boxing certain referees allow the match to be decided by the fighters without interrupting it due to formal violations of a rule. There are other judges, however, who are priggish and easily kick boxers out of the fight. So, it is worth checking the name of the referee in the upcoming fight before placing your bet.
We also advise you to pay attention to the place of the battle. This is especially important when local favorites are fighting at home, and the duel is, let’s say, a little off the radar, where fraud is more easily happening. It is possible that all other factors make you bet on the “Over” option, but if the referee is looking for an excuse to give the visiting fighter the hook, this may lead to an early termination of the match. Furthermore, the effect of spectators’ support should not be underestimated since loud shouts and applause from the audience can dramatically inflate one of the boxers with adrenaline and cause him to make an unexpected crushing jab.