When it comes to boxing odds there is certainly no shortage of betting opportunities available. Whether it is the main event battles starring the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Amir Khan or Vitali Klitschko or undercard bouts to start a fight night, punters are treated to a dearth of betting options.
Fight result the obvious option in boxing odds
Punters looking for the simplest bet when considering boxing odds should first decide which of the two boxers climbing into the ring will win. This could be a heavy favourite such as when Mayweather and Pacquiao have their respective battles or an unfancied underdog. But underdogs can spring surprises, as most famously James Buster Douglas did to Mike Tyson in 1990 and more recently when Hasim Rahman beat Lennox Lewis.
The other most popular boxing betting markets are how a fight will end and it what round the bout will be over. Picking a fight to end by KO could prove a wise decision if the fight is in the heavyweight division or if it features a fighter prone to knocking out opposition. However, other fighters including Mayweather are happily simply dominating the opposition and are more than happy to win on points. Some boxers, trainers and conditioning experts also like to pick a round in which they will beat an opponent, which helps to make round betting more popular.
Pacquaio and Miguel Cotto currently head the boxing odds
When it comes to looking at boxing odds for upcoming fights, it is Pacquaio and Miguel Cotto currently preparing for interesting showdowns. Pacquiao puts his WBO welterweight title on the line against Juan Manuel Marquez in a third career encounter between the pair, while Cotto defends his WBA light middleweight belt against Antonio Margarito.