Coral’s guide on how to bet on boxing


Boxing and betting have gone hand in hand since the early 20th century.

And with recent super-fights like Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko and Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather, the relationship between boxing and betting is currently stronger than ever.

 Coral have put together a handy guide on what you need to know when placing a bet on the big fight.From the basics of odds, to the boxing betting strategies, we’ve got you covered. Read our online betting guide to discover all you need to know to bet on boxing.

How do Boxing odds work?

The main boxing market focuses on which fighter will win in a particular fight. Odds are offered on the likelihood of both fighters winning, regardless of their method of victory.

In the case of Anthony Joshua v Carlos Takam for example, a bet placed on Joshua to win at 1/50 will be resulted if Joshua wins by knockout, technical knockout or by a points decision. These odds are offered on the likelihood of a fighter winning the fight. With Joshua at such a short price, he is the overwhelming favourite to win the bout.

A draw between two fighters is the most unlikely outcome of all three because it relies on both fighters completing 12 rounds and all of the judges scoring the bout as a level contest. This is reflected in the odds of 33/1, with a draw priced far greater than the two other outcomes.

Boxing betting strategies

Betting on the outcome of a fight is not the only way that you can bet on boxing. Coral offer plenty of other markets that enable you to bet on major fights like Joshua v Takam.

For example, you could bet on Joshua’s method of victory. This is the way in which Joshua wins the fight – whether by knockout, technical knockout or disqualification (1/16) or by decision or technical decision (16/1). Given that Joshua has won all 19 of his professional fights by KO or TKO, the odds are more heavily weighted in the favour of Joshua winning by this method.

You can also bet on which round the fight will end, which will often create a better payout as there are two options within each round. In the case of Joshua for example, only three of his 19 fights have gone past the seventh round. If you bet on the fight ending within 3 rounds at Evens and it ends before this stage, you will be paid out.

How to place boxing bets on Coral

Betting on Boxing with Coral is simple and easy. Just go to the website or the app and scroll along to the Boxing tab.

From there, you’ll see all confirmed bouts that are available to bet on for the coming days and weeks. Odds will also be available for any major boxing fights in the coming months – for example, Tony Bellew v David Haye on 17 December 2017.

If you want to bet on the outcome of a fight, first you have to find the bout. All fights that are available to bet on are to be found in list format, with odds attached that allow you to bet on the home fighter, the away fighter or the draw. Simply click on your selection and your choice will be added to your bet slip.

If you want to bet on something more specific – round betting, method of victory or total rounds – just click on the bout. This will then take you to a new page.

From here, you can look at all other available markets for the fight, following the same procedure of clicking on your chosen bet which will then add it to your bet slip. Your bet slip will then appear, either on PC or via the app, where you can put in your stake, confirm your selection and place your bet.

Click here for Coral’s latest boxing odds. 

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing