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This page will outline the best boxing betting sites currently available in the UK. It will also outline what makes a betting site a knockout one for boxing, the best promotions and bonuses available for pugilist bettors, and some tips for landing that crucial uppercut when you want to bet on boxing fights.

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10 Top Boxing Betting Sites

Here now, in a concise list, are the top ten online betting boxing sites for your consideration with a … punch-y … reason why you should consider using them to bet on boxing online.

  1. BetUK – Our number one choice for the best boxing betting site
  2. Bet365 – Has boxing coupons with all the up-and-coming bouts
  3. Betfred – Bet on Anthony Joshua’s next fight, months in advance!
  4. Copybet – Follow the site’s best boxing tipsters for your own bets
  5. BetMGM – A US site now landing knockout blows for boxing betting in the UK
  6. William Hill – Bet on UK bouts at York Hall, the Copper Box arena and more
  7. Betfair – Set your own boxing betting odds and exchange your bet
  8. 888sport – Offers the best mobile boxing betting app
  9. Paddy Power – Boxing specials available via #WhatOddsPaddy
  10. BetVictor – BetVictor boosts – exclusive odds on top boxing bouts

Five of the Best Boxing Betting Sites

You’ve seen them from a distance, now it is time to climb into the ring, put your gumshield in, put up your defence and get to know them all a little better. Here are five of the best betting sites for boxing, and why they are – in our opinion at least – worthy of a championship belt.

BetUK – Our number one choice for the best boxing betting site

There were plenty of contenders for the number one spot in our list of the best boxing betting sites in the UK, but we went truly British by selecting BetUK as our championship title bout belt winner. With BetUK you get full coverage of all boxing bouts at all divisions and levels, day-by-day and week-by-week.

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The number of markets varies, based on the perceived popularity of the bout, but one thing we really like about BetUK is it offers a ‘draw no bet’ option, so if you are unlucky enough for your bet-upon bout to end in a tied judges’ decision, you will get your money back. BetUK will also allow you to bet on unconfirmed fights with a ‘time out’ option at the end of the current year, so if the bout never happens, you get your boxing betting money back!

What We Like:

  • The UK’s leading boxing betting site
  • ‘Draw No Bet’ option – get your money back on a boxing tie
  • Bet on unconfirmed fights – stake returned if it doesn’t happen

Room for Improvement:

  • No boxing live streaming

Bet365 – Has boxing coupons with all the up-and-coming bouts

People who enjoy football betting sites frequently hop across to bet365, the UK’s most popular overall betting site. But bet365 does much more than cover the round ball game, and we can comfortably say that boxing is extremely well-covered at bet365 too. When you enter the boxing section of bet365 you will be presented with ‘featured bouts’ which only has the leading boxing match-ups. If you want more boxing bets, then switch to ‘coupons’.

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Each bout will have an impressive array of betting options. Naturally, you can bet who you think will leave the ring victorious, but also the fight outcome (KO/TKO/DISQ or Decision/Technical Decision or Draw/Technical Draw), When Will The Fight End, Total Rounds (Over/Under and Groups) and more. We’re happy to conclude that while bet365 might not have the most bouts, it seems to have the most markets per bout. It also offers Bet Boosts, and you can use their Bet Builder on big boxing bouts.

What We Like:

  • Covers all the biggest boxing matchups
  • Has boxing ‘coupons’ with full coverage of up-and-coming bouts
  • Easily has the most markets per bout

Room for Improvement:

  • Coverage of a greater number of bouts would be good

Betfred – Bet on Anthony Joshua’s next fight, months in advance!

Betfred is a very familiar name to most sports betting fans. It’s a truly British company that’s now been going for over half a century, and it’s been a firm backer of British sports. That goes for boxing too, as there have been many great British boxers over the years – Henry Cooper, Frank Bruno, Chris Eubank, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua to name but five, and speaking of the latter, you can get Anthony Joshua specials at Betfred.

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To see what boxing options are available at Betfred, just head to their boxing section and click on ‘bouts’. This will display dozens of the top boxing bouts taking place over the next few months. If you just want to back British, you’ll find the odds from Anthony Joshua’s next fight up front and central. When we took a look at the site we found odds for AJ’s next fight over two months in advance!

What We Like:

  • Bet on Brit boxers, months in advance
  • Decent coverage of most bouts with many markets
  • Look out for #PickYourPunt where you can build your own bets

Room for Improvement:

  • Better levels of boxing betting coverage needed

Copybet – Follow the site’s best boxing tipsters for your own bets

We have to be honest, when it comes to the leading boxing betting sites in the UK, they are all pretty much of a muchness. True, some do have standout features, such as enhanced odds and the occasional bonus, but what’s available for boxing simply is not as good as what’s available, say, for football. This is one reason we like Copybet so much, as it is a site that truly can offer something different.

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Copybet even brands itself ‘a sportsbook like no other’ which is a pretty brave claim, so what makes it different? Well, you can use Copybet like any normal betting platform, or you can look at the most successful tipsters on the site and automatically follow their bets (with the option to limit losses if the tipster suddenly hits the canvas). You can even set yourself up as a boxing tips champion yourself!

What We Like:

  • Automatically follow the best boxing tipsters
  • Become a boxing tipster yourself
  • Simply bet on the boxing if you’d prefer!

Room for Improvement:

  • Site is frequently unavailable

BetMGM – A US site now landing knockout blows for boxing betting in the UK

All boxing fans can name plenty of great American boxers – Muhammad Ali, George Forman, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano … it’s a very long list. Well, we can name a great US sports betting site – BetMGM. Sadly, you had to be in the US to use BetMGM … until 2023 when a UK version of BetMGM (run by LeoVegas) was created and fronted by Chris Rock, who, to be honest, is more used to being slapped than punched!

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You might expect the coverage of boxing to be excellent at BetMGM, and you would not be wrong! You can bet on all the up-and-coming boxing bouts featuring leading fighters such as Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, Oleksandr Usyk and Katie Taylor. There are plenty of betting markets and be sure to look out for ‘BetMGM Specials’ which are ‘better than normal’ odds on the up-and-coming biggest prize fights.

What We Like:

  • Bet on all the biggest bouts in the annual boxing calendar
  • Look out for BetMGM specials for enhanced odds
  • Hot for bonuses – check the site out

Room for Improvement:

  • Boxing coverage not as extensive when compared to many other sports

Best Sites for Online Boxing Betting Compared

If you’d much rather be jabbing than reading, then we’ve got the pertinent info for you. Below you will find a table outlining the most important criteria for a top site to visit when you’re researching where to bet on boxing. You can see how each site does per aspect.

Boxing Betting Site Live Boxing Betting Boxing Specials Boxing Betting App Boxing Group Betting
betUK NEW 1

logo bet365 1

logo betfred1

copybet 1

betmgm new

William Hill 1

logo betfair1 1

logo 888sport 1

paddy power

logo betvictor1

What Makes a Knockout Boxing Betting Site?

We know what you’re asking … how come we know what makes hot betting boxing sites, and what makes a betting site a six-stone, puny-armed weakling? Below you will find some reasons why we have chosen a site to list among our betting on boxing picks, and what we typically look for overall. You can full details of how we rate bookmakers by clicking the link we’ve just provided.

  1. Markets Covered

    Not everyone wants to bet on the winner of a bout. Boxing betting experts usually make their dosh by betting on other factors such as method of victory, number of rounds and such. Of course, you can only bet on such markets if they are available, so we value sites that offer markets beyond the ‘who’s going to win the fight’.
  2. Bonuses & Promotions

    As betting on boxing is not as popular as betting on football or horse racing, specific boxing bonuses are not commonly offered. However, we make sure we keep our ear to the ground to see if any pop up, and we champion sites that do offer them, even if they are just enhanced odds on championship bouts.
  3. Live Betting Options

    You have to be quick with live boxing betting of course, as rounds are over quickly, and the tide of a fight can turn in an instant if one boxer just happens to land that lucky punch. We always evaluate a site’s live boxing betting options, such as the live betting markets available and the responsiveness of the site. This goes for the app as much for desktop site.
  4. And the Other Stuff

    If you bet on boxing, there’s a fair chance that you bet on other stuff too. We look at how boxing betting sites perform overall, in terms of the sports that are offered, the safety and track record of the site, the payment options including the speed of withdrawals, and everything else we feel makes a top-class sports betting site overall.

Best Boxing Online Betting Offers

You can land a killer blow in round one of your boxing betting online career if you take advantage of the following boxing betting promotions. Note that some of these are generic promotions, so you can use them on other sports if you so choose.

BetUK – Bet £10, Get £30 in Free Bets

betUK NEW 1You can start your boxing betting career off with some punch at BetUK with their offer to new players. If you join the site and place a £10 bet within seven days, you’ll receive £30 in free bets. You can place your initial bet on boxing, or any other sport, as long as the odds are at least 4/5 (1.80). The free bets are 1 x £10 horse racing bet, 1 x £10 Bet Builder bet, and 1 X £10 football bet. Check the site for the latest terms and conditions.

Bet365 – Bet £10, Get £30 in Free Bets

logo bet365 1No, it’s not deja vu, bet365 has the same offer as BetUK although there is a little more flexibility in how you can use it. Make an initial deposit (tip: use a debit card) at bet365 between £5 and £10 and once you’ve placed qualifying bets of the same value and they’ve settled, you’ll get 300 per cent in free bet credits. Minimum odds are generous at 1/5 (1.20) but you are free to use your free bets on boxing. T&Cs apply.

Betfred – Bet £10, Get £40 in Bonuses

logo betfred1You can leap into the boxing betting ring with a horseshoe in your glove thanks to Betfred’s welcome bonus, as long as you use the bonus code ‘WELCOME40’. Register with Betfred using that code then place a minimum £10 bet on any sport including boxing within seven days. You’ll get £30 in free bets (which can be used on boxing betting markets) plus fifty free spins worth 20p each to use in the Betfred casino. T&Cs apply.

Boxing Betting Throughout the Year

Unlike sports such as football, cricket and horse racing, boxing is not seasonal and indeed, boxing is almost a 365-days-a-year sport. Boxing matches occur when fighters, boxing boards, promoters and venues all deem the time is right. Of course, not every fight is a championship bout, and there are thousands of pugilists throughout the year all trying to prove themselves worthy of rising through the ranks and getting into the ring with the current championship belt holder.

This means that when it comes to boxing betting you should never be short of a bout to bet on, as bouts take place both on the professional and amateur level all months throughout the year.

Bouts take place as controlled by several different boxing boards, and you’ll find information about each listed below.

🥊World Boxing Association (WBA)

Founded in 1921 as the National Boxing Association, the WBA was the first of the four global boxing boards to be created. For many, many years, the holder of the WBA championship belt was regarded as the current world boxing champion.

The famous Jack Dempsey was the first holder of the WBA heavyweight title, one he kept for five and a half years. Other famous WBA world boxing champions include Rocky Marciano, Floyd Patterson, Sonny Liston, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Forman, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

🥊World Boxing Council (WBC)

The World Boxing Council was the first boxing organisation to split from the WBA, which it did in 1963. Its initial members were drawn from the Americas but included the UK and France too. By 2020 most countries in the world recognised the WBC.

The first WBC heavyweight world champion was Sonny Liston in 1963. Other famous holders of the WBC heavyweight title have been Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Forman, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Vitali Klitschko and Tyson Fury.

🥊International Boxing Federation (IBF)

The third world boxing organisation to be set up was the IBF, in 1983. It was conceived by Bobby Lee after he failed to be elected president of the WBA. It was created mainly for fighters in the US (and indeed is HQd in New Jersey), but eventually expanded to include boxers from all nations.

Larry Homes was awarded the first IBF heavyweight title in 1983. Subsequent holders of this title have included Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

🥊World Boxing Organisation (WBO)

The most recent international boxing organisation to come into being is the World Boxing Organisation, which was created in 1988. The WBO came into existence when a group of Puerto Rican and Dominican businessmen were unhappy with how the WBA was being run, and so set up their own organisation, the WBO.

The initial WBO world heavyweight champion was the little-known Francesco Damiani. Subsequent title holders include Wladimir Klitschko and Olenkdandr Usyk.

Boxing Weight Classes

Naturally tall, muscular men have the advantage when it comes to boxing, but that does not stop people who tip the scales at 80 pounds wanting to box! Boxing is split into several weight divisions, and below you will find information about all the current weight divisions for boxers, and the weight range for men and women for each.

Division Male Weight Range Female Weight Range
Heavyweight 200+ lbs (225+ lbs WBC) 168+ lbs (WBC only)
Bridgerwright (WBC only) Up to 224 lbs Not applicable
Cruiserweight Up to 200 lbs (Up to 190 lbs WBC) Not applicable
Light Heavyweight Up to 175 lbs Up to 175 lbs (not WBC)
Super Middleweight Up to 168 lbs Ups to 168 lbs
Middleweight Up to 160 lbs Up to 160 lbs
Super Welterweight* Up to 154 lbs Up to 154 lbs
Welterweight Up to 147 lbs Up to 147 lbs
Super Lightweight* Up to 140 lbs Up to 140 lbs
Lightweight Up to 135 lbs Up to 135 lbs
Super Featherweight* Up to 130 lbs Up to 130 lbs
Featherweight Up to 126 lbs Up to 126 lbs
Super Bantamweight* Up to 122 lbs Up to 122 lbs
Bantamweight Up to 118 lbs Up to 118 lbs
Super Flyweight* Up to 115 lbs Up to 115 lbs
Flyweight Up to 112 lbs Up to 112 lbs
Light Flyweight* Up to 108 lbs Up to 108 lbs
Strawweight (WBC only) Up to 105 lbs Up to 105 lbs
Minimumweight* Up to 105 lbs (not WBC) Up to 105 lbs (not WBC)
Light Minimumweight* Not applicable Up to 102 lbs (not WBC)
Atomweight (WBC only) Not applicable Up to 102 lbs

*The IBF has different names for these weight divisions. Super welterweight is junior middleweight, super lightweight is junior welterweight, super featherweight is junior lightweight, super bantamweight is junior featherweight, super flyweight is junior bantamweight, light flyweight is junior flyweight, minimum weight is mini flyweight and light minimumweight is junior mini flyweight.

Popular Boxing Betting Markets

There are plenty of boxing betting options beyond betting on the fighter whose arm will end up being lifted by the referee. Below we will explore all the betting markets typically offered by the leading boxing betting sites.

Bout Betting

This is the simplest bet of all, and the most popular – bet on boxing online by betting on the combatant who you think will win the fight. Remember, there can be ties in boxing if the fight goes the distance, but boxing no score draws are very rare.

Round Betting

Depending on the level of the competitors, a fight can last a dozen rounds before the judges have to intervene and decide who has won (or if it’s a draw). You can indulge in betting boxing by betting on the winner of each round. Judges usually award ten points to the fighter they think won the round, and nine to the fighter who they think didn’t (or eight if they think they did really badly). If judges can’t decide, they give each fighter ten. The winner of the round is the boxer with the highest total when all three judges have submitted their scores. Rounds can be drawn, but this is so rare boxing bets online are not taken on it.

Grouped Round Betting

You can also bet on the winner of a group of rounds. The usual groups are rounds one to three, rounds four to six, rounds seven to nine, and rounds ten to twelve. The grouped round winner is the fighter awarded the most points over the round in the group. The leading betting sites for boxing will offer different groups, such as in pairs or in groups of four.

Method of Result

A boxing match can end in one of several different ways, and by betting on the method of result, you are betting on how the champion will be decided coupled with who will be the champion. The options are usually grouped into three categories:

  • Knockout, technical knockout, disqualification
  • Decision or technical decision
  • Draw or technical draw

The most common results are knockout or decision (when the fight goes the distance). For those new to boxing online betting, technical decisions are those made by the referee. A technical knockout is where the referee has decided that a fighter cannot continue to box for fears over his own safety, for example.

Fight to Go the Distance

This is a simple yes/no bet, and it doesn’t matter which fighter wins. You are simply betting whether the fight will require a judges’ decision.

Total Rounds

Another boxing bet where it does not matter which fighter wins. You are betting on the total number of rounds in the bout, on an over/under basis. The actual over/under depends upon the whim of the boxing bets online site, but is usually over/under 8.5 rounds, or over/under 10.5 rounds. Some boxing bookies may offer over/under totals and odds on possibilities from 1.5 to 11.5 rounds.

When Will the Fight End?

With this bet on boxing fights, you are just betting on the round in which the fight will end, or if the fight will go the distance. This option has some of the best odds for boxing, as getting it right is difficult. It does not matter who wins, but you can combine it with a bout-winner bet to make the overall odds even more beneficial. You can also bet on ‘when will the fight end groups’ in the same manner as grouped round betting.

Betting on Amateur Boxing

All the information provided so far about boxing has been about professional boxing, but boxing has a strong amateur contingent as well. Amateur boxing takes place on the collegiate or boxing club level, and in global tournaments such as the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games. Plenty of people all over the world compete in boxing matches to keep fit and build strength with no intention of ever turning professional.

Amateur or Olympic-style boxing matches take place over three rounds of three minutes for men, or four rounds and two minutes for women. The fighters also usually wear headgear, mouthpieces and special gloves, all to prevent injury. Fights are usually ended by the referee via scoring, disqualification or one fighter deemed unable or unsafe to continue.

amateur boxing

All this leads to the question – is it possible to bet on amateur boxing at boxing betting sites? The answer is yes, and no. There is no legal barrier preventing you from betting on amateur boxing matches at the UK’s leading sites. The barrier is that betting on amateur boxing matches is typically not offered. The reason why is simple – there is so much professional boxing throughout the year, with so many weight divisions for both men and women and so many championship and qualification bouts across all four boxing boards that there is no real need for even the best boxing betting sites to offer betting on amateur boxing.

The only amateur boxing bets you’ll find will be for the Olympics and other leading international amateur boxing tournaments.

Boxing Live Betting and Streaming

Betting on live boxing can be a decent strategy. Very often during a fight the tide of the fight can turn, especially if a boxer with high levels of stamina survives the initial onslaught of an opponent who likes to fling the punches from the get-go. A fighter who gives his all in the early rounds can easily tire and become cannon fodder. Additionally, a fighter may land a ‘lucky punch’ that knocks their opponent to the canvas and, while not securing a knockout, it certainly puts their quarry at a severe disadvantage.

Live boxing betting is available at most betting sites that accept boxing bets, and indeed at most legal betting sites in the UK. One thing you are unlikely to find though is boxing live streaming, and certainly not of most championship bouts. As such bouts are likely to attract high viewing figures, media rights are swiftly snapped up by satellite, terrestrial and streaming platforms. This means there is very little left for betting sites to be able to stream, and what is left would attract hardcore boxing fans only, so due to this cost-effective basis, nearly all betting sites with streaming do not stream boxing.

Boxing Betting Tips and Strategies

If you want to get into boxing betting, then we are here to help. We’ve solicited the advice of our boxing betting experts, and they have come up with four red-hot boxing tips for betting. Use them and send your chosen boxing betting sites to the canvas.

  1. Bet on the Homer

    If fights take place between boxers of different nationalities, then usually the venue of the fight will be one of the fighters’ home territories. This can have a significant impact on the fight, as not only will one boxer have a home crowd behind them, data proves that judges tend to favour the home crowd favourite when it comes to scoring. Use this information to back some winning boxers.
  2. Don’t be Blinded by an Unbeaten Record

    You will find that pro boxers, once they start to rise to the top of their profession, come into high category or prize or even championship bouts not having lost a fight. While you might be impressed by an unbeaten record, it is usually meaningless. While it serves as a measure of a decent fighter, it just means they are better than the fighters they have happened to come up against. Most top boxers very, very seldom lose and indeed Rocky Marciano retired having won every one of his 49 pro-level fights.
  3. With Heavyweight Bouts, the Favourite Usually Wins

    At the higher weights, shocks seldom happen, which is why most boxing betting fans like to back the favourite. The top boxers tend to avoid each other which, across the four boxing betting boards, is easy for them to do. This leads to bouts where one boxer is usually streets ahead of the other. Shocks do happen though, such as when Andy Ruiz Jr. defeated British boxer Anthony Joshua on the latter’s US debut.
  4. Fights Last Longer at the Lower Weights

    It’s the heavier boxers who pack a punch and have the capacity to send their opponent crashing to the canvas. At the lower weights, bouts are usually a war of attrition. Therefore, if you looking to bet on a middleweight (or lower) bout, it might be better to bet on the number of rounds as opposed to the eventual winner. Betting on the fight lasting ten to twelve rounds is usually viewed as a decent bet.

Where to Find the Best Betting Odds

Even if you are successful at betting on boxing, you will only get decent returns for your pugilistic bets if you get the best odds for boxing. We’ve picked the best boxing betting sites based on several factors, and the competitiveness of their odds is one of them. Below, you can see a comparison table of the odds offered by our chosen sites for an upcoming major boxing bout, and the overall best odds available anywhere in the UK.

Betting Site Tyson Fury Oleksandr Usyk Draw
BetUK 4/5 (1.80) Evens (2.00) 15/1
Bet365 10/11 (1.91) 10/11 (1.91) No odds
Betfred 21/20 (2.05) 5/6 (1.83) 18/1
Copybet 87/100 (1.87) 17/20 (1.85) 14/1
BetMGM 4/5 (1.80) Evens (2.00) No odds
Best Odds Available 21/20 (2.05) Evens (2.00) 20/1

Mobile Betting on Boxing

You shouldn’t really need us to tell you that mobile boxing betting sites exist. If you’re searching for where to bet on boxing then all you have to do is pick up your phone or tablet. Pop open a mobile browser and head to any of the sites on our top betting sites for boxing list. You’ll soon be placing your boxing bets with ease.

For an extra layer of convenience, head to Google Play on Android or the Apple App Store on iOS and search for your favourite best online betting sites for boxing. If something pops up, then that means they have app you can download and install to your phone or tablet. Download the app, pop it open and get betting.

Boxing Betting Glossary of Terms

Like all pro sports, boxing comes with its own lexicon of terminology. If reading about boxing is leaving you punch-drunk, then consult our glossary and be enlightened!

Term Definition
Amateur A fighter who does not get paid to fight
Beat the Count A KO’d fighter who gets back to their feet within the ref’s count
Belt An imaginary line across the navel below which no punches can be thrown. Also the award for winning a championship bout.
Bleeder A boxer who is prone to being cut
Bout A synonym for boxing contest, fight or match
Breadbasket A boxer’s stomach or abdomen area
Break Ref’s command for two holding boxers to part
Card A series of boxing bouts at the same venue on the same night
Combination A series of punches in a swift sequence
Corner The area of the ring a boxer goes to between rounds
Count If a boxer is knocked to the canvas, they must get back to their feet within the count (ten seconds) else they lose
Decision The verdict of the judges used to decide a fight that goes the distance
Disqualification A way to lose a fight by the referee’s decision due to consistent rule violations
Division A class into which a fighter is put due to weight
Foul Hitting below the belt, repeated holding or kicking
Go the Distance A fight that has no winner after all rounds have been fought
Guard A defensive stance taken by a fighter to prevent head punches landing
Holding Clutching the opponent so they cannot land punches
Knockdown When a boxer has a part of their body other than their feet touching the canvas, or if the ropes are the only thing holding them up
Knockout When a boxer suffers a knockdown and they fail to beat the referee’s count
Mandatory Count If a boxer suffers a knockdown but rises, they cannot continue until the referee has counted eight seconds
Out for the Count A boxer was unable to regain their feet during the referee’s count
Points Scores awarded by the judges that determine the winner of a bout if it goes the distance
Professional A boxer who receives payment for his participation in the sport
Quit or Retire A boxer may concede a fight, awarding his opponent a technical knockout
Referee The official in the ring who makes sure both combatants box in a fair manner
Ringside The seats immediately surrounding the ring
Saved by the Bell A boxer who has been knocked down but who survives the referee’s count by the ending of the round
Seconds Out The command to tell all non-boxers to leave the ring and for the boxers to start fighting, each round
Southpaw A boxer who favours his left arm/hand for punching
Split Decision When two judges score one fighter as the winner, but the other scores his opponent as the winner
Technical Usually, any decision made that’s made outside of the fighter’s control or via their efforts, i.e. the referee feeling a fight should be stopped.
Throw in the Towel The same as quitting or retiring
Warning Advice from a referee that a boxer has broken a rule, such as excessive holding. Three warnings may result in a qualification.

The Knockout Blow

Yowzer … we’ve landed uppercut after uppercut, we’ve pummelled your abs and we’ve pulled down your shorts, yet you’re still with us and have completed all twelve rounds of our round-up of the best boxing betting sites available in the UK. We hope you’ve found the information provided here to be useful, and you can use it to hit all boxing online betting sites with a left hook and send them over the ropes and into the ringside seats.

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Peter is one of the most well-known and well-respected names working in the field of online sports betting today. Having a Bachelor of Arts degree, Peter has worked for many high-profile publications in the industry, both online and in the real world. He joined the SafestBettingSites team in 2021 and has provided millions of words ever since. When not writing, Peter enjoys performing and writing music, gaming, reading and he is a massive movie buff, with a particular love of Japanese cinema and anime.