Boxing Winning Method Bet
As you can see from the below table, betting odds may greatly vary between the different options. The example shown is real and presents current odds for an upcoming fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte. It is obvious that according to the online bookmaker the most likely outcome is Fury to win by a KO or TKO. If you want to know more about each of the options for a Winning Method Bet and how to wager successfully, keep on reading.
|Winning Method Bet
|Tyson Fury Points or Decision
|Dillian Whyte Points or Decision
|Tyson Fury KO/TKO
|Dillian Whyte KO/TKO
Method of Victory Options
Knockout or Technical Knockout
The announcement of a technical knockout completely depends on the referee’s assessment of the fighter’s condition and fitness to continue the fight. Usually, such a decision has to be made after one of the boxers manages to stand up after a knockdown but looks unstable or is bleeding too much. Another case when a TKO is declared by the referee is when a fighter uses a bad and potentially dangerous boxing manner involving forbidden blows and techniques. If the coaching staff of one of the fighters decides to retire him, this is also considered a technical knockout.
Points or Decision
- Unanimous, when all three judges agree on who the winner is. The number of points doesn’t necessarily have to be the same for each fighter as long as it indicates the same winner;
- Split, when two judges favor one fighter and the third the other;
- Majority, when two judges award the win to one fighter and the other thinks it is a draw.
Here, as in the knockout, there is a technical variation, although it is relatively rare. A Technical decision (TD) occurs when the fight has to be terminated due to an injury not caused by an intentional punch. Most often, such injuries are produced by accidental headbutts which make it impossible to continue the match. In case this happens and a predetermined number of rounds have already passed, the fight outcome is set according to the judges’ scorecards. If, however, not enough rounds have run, the decision is Technical Draw.
Draw or Technical Draw
Both the technical draw and the full-time draw can be announced in a number of ways depending on what points each of the judges has ruled. A majority draw means that according to two of the three judges, the fighters have an equal result. The scorecard of the third judge who awards the victory to one of the boxers is “overvoted” and thus the match ends without a winner. Sometimes, fights are so contested due to the balanced talent and abilities of boxers that the opinions of the judges are totally differing and each of them comes up with a different decision. When one of the judges awards the victory to one of the fighters, the second to the other, and the third thinks it is a draw, the result is called a split draw. The last option is also the rarest, namely a unanimous draw. All judges agree that neither of the fighters has scored more points than his rival. The below table shows how scorecards would look like in any of the three versions of a draw or technical draw.
|Boxing Draw or Technical Draw
|Fighter A or B
Things to Consider before Placing a Winning Method Bet
We already discussed the main fighting styles, so explore them as they can be indicative of the boxing match outcome. The more fights you watch, the more accurate your idea will be how certain fighters prefer to conduct their battles. There are those who look for a knockout opportunity at every possible minute, while others box from a distance, patiently waiting for a suitable moment to hit and thus reach a points decision.
We advise you not to misplace general betting tips like the one about weight categories. Yes, they can be really useful for you but only if you have done your homework by doing a detailed research of both fighters and what you have ascertained confirms the mentioned principle. Probably the most glaring exception from recent years is Edwin Valero who held the WBA super featherweight title (2006 – 2008) and the WBC lightweight title (2009 – 2010) achieving each of his 27 wins by a knockout.