While it may not be as busy as other sports in terms of enhanced odds offers, there are some deals that come out when the big boxing fights are on. Any world title fight, particularly in the heavyweight division, can be the subject of such an offer and there are big prices involved so, if you are a keen follower of the sport there is definite value to be found.
Typically, the most active bookies for enhanced odds boxing offers will take both fighters and offer a boosted figure on either of them to win it. An example of this came in the world light heavyweight title fight in June 2017 between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev with 888Sport giving a lift to the prices of either boxer.
Customers can’t take both options with this sort of deal but here they would have been able to claim 6/1 on Ward from a market price of 11/14 or 9/1 on Kovalev from 4/3. Obviously those figures aren’t guarantees of what you can expect in the future but they are typical of the deals that are around – particularly from 888Sport who are very active.
Other bookmakers such as Coral might offer a price boost on one fighter only and these would tend to come when one boxer is a heavy, odds on favourite. His price would rise considerably and as the favourite, it’s a tempting offer.
In all cases there will be terms to these new customer deals such as fixed or maximum stakes. We will look to bring you the best of these offers as they land and will mention specifics but all ts and cs will be laid out in full by the bookies in question.
Along with the new customer offers, certain bookies will list smaller price boosts for all account holders to take advantage of. While the lifts can be less than a point in some cases, others can be more generous but the important point to note is that there is unlikely to be a fixed maximum stake beyond the bookmaker’s standard terms and conditions.
One operator who is usually very busy with this type of deal is SkyBet and you may see a price for a fighter increase from 3/1 to 4/1. With existing customer boxing price boosts, you can also see options listed beyond the straight win so there might be times when you can bet on which round the fight will finish, how it will finish and many more.
Once again, these previous examples aren’t going to be definite options in the future but they are very typical of what we’ve seen in the past. As we mentioned, the terms and conditions are less restrictive here but you can always just check each one for any specific ts and cs as they drop in.
For new customer offers, we gave an example from 888Sport and they are probably the most active bookie when it comes to listing boxing price boosts for new customers. Across most world title fights, you can usually find an 888 deal to accompany them.
Other operators such as Coral and Paddy Power have also quoted price boosted promos for new customers when the bigger boxing bouts come along. These are usually listed for heavyweight world title fights so while they are fewer, they are certainly worth waiting for.
Those are obviously established bookmakers but look out for the newer companies too. SportNation are very active when it comes to enhanced odds deals for all sports while the likes of Sun Bets, 21Bet and 138.com have just started to get involved with these offers. While those companies are mainly focussing on football, they may well cross to boxing in the future.
As for existing customer price boosts, SkyBet and Paddy Power are among the busiest but William Hill and Ladbrokes can also get involved. Of the newer names, Sun Bets are worth a mention once again while SportNation and RedZoneSports are among those who quote daily price boosts.
We will aim to bring you as many of these deals as possible as and when they come in so keep checking our pages for the latest updates. Enhanced odds boxing deals may not be common, but there is huge value when they do arrive so make sure you are ready to get involved.