Betting and boxing; What you need to know before the Ramirez vs Taylor fight

Early odds for Jose Ramirez vs Josh Taylor undisputed fight has the Scot as the favourite

Published On Thursday, March 4, 2021By British Boxing News

Josh Taylor emerges as early favourite to become undisputed champion

Boxing fans are in for a treat as WBO/WBC champion Jose Ramirez (26-0, 18KOs) clashes with WBA/IBF titlist Josh Taylor (17-0, 13KOs) in a winner takes all match, set to take place on the 22nd of May 2021.

Two elite fighters meeting for a legacy-defining matchup is exactly what fight fans long for. Betting and boxing go hand in hand, and punters are already placing their bets on this confirmed fight. Bookmakers are already offering their best offers and tips to those that want to place a bet for this and any other upcoming fights.

Early indications are that 'The Tartan Tornado' is emerging as the favourite to win this undisputed bout, with odds of 8/13 and the American 'Jaguar' averaging 28/15. For the fight to end in a draw is currently 22/1, which could well be a likely outcome after Taylor just edged Regis Prograis on a mixed decision in 2019 to win the World Boxing Super Series (one judge scored it 114-114).

When it comes to betting, one can place a traditional bet for every boxing match available. However, it is different from most of the other sports because it doesn’t have a set schedule. Fighters decide on individual matches a couple of months in advance, which happens once in a while. Despite this fact, sportsbooks always ensure there are fights to bet on because they want to stay in business. Some of them go as far as posting sport betting odds on rumored fights when big names are involved. If one bets on a fight and does not happen within a particular time, their stake is returned.

Before placing a bet, one needs to understand the different boxing betting markets. The fight outcome is a simple market where one predicts which of the two fighters will win the bout. In the method of victory, one has to predict the boxer that will win and the method of victory such as technical KO, technical or points decision, disqualification, regular KO, or if the fighter submitted to their opponent. A draw or technical draw requires predicting if the match will end without a winner and is similar to the fight outcome.

Another boxing betting market is round betting which is available on the over/ under market and concerns when the fight will end. A favorite market for many is the ‘will fight go to distance market’ as it can offer some very profitable opportunities. One is supposed to predict whether the match will end without a Technical Knock-out, Knock-out, or disqualification after the usual round mark or not. Once someone understands the betting markets, they can proceed to look at the best betting sites available.

It’s essential to do some research and use the best betting sites. Some of the advantages of using the top betting sites are that they are appropriately licensed, enjoy solid reputations, and are also safe and secure. They also offer competitive boxing odds, good bonuses, and promotions and provide a wide variety of betting options for boxing. There is a lot of competition among the betting sites, and they have to deliver exceptional value to ensure they keep their customers. One of the ways they do this is by giving new customers bonuses and promotions. They also work well on mobile devices, which is convenient for most people.

Some of the top betting sites that one should consider include, Betiton™️, bet365, Unibet, 888 sport, Pokerstars, Paddy Power, and William Hill. These betting sites offer the largest number of markets, ensure that the bookmakers offer odds higher than the industry average, and offer early odds, which are availed as soon as there is a rumor of a big fighting event. Most importantly, using a top-betting boxing site almost always guarantees excellent customer service. It is also advisable to bet online to enjoys the benefits mentioned above instead of using brick-and-mortar sportsbooks.


Making History

Prestonpans' Taylor has a chance to become Scotland's second ever undisputed champion in the country's history after Ken Buchanan achieved the phenomenal feat in 1971 when he won both the WBA and WBC lightweight belts. Only two fighters have followed the Edinburgh great to become undisputed lightweight champions, and that was Roberto Duran and Pernell Whitaker! 

Alan Minter was undisputed at middleweight in 1980; then welterweight Lloyd Honeyghan shocked the world in 1986; and heavyweight Lennox Lewis was the last to acheive the feat from the UK back in 1999.

The 30-year-old southpaw could become Scotland's first ever undisputed champion in the four-belt era.


Undisputed super-lightweights in history

Four Belt Era: Terence Crawford

Three Belt Era: Kostya Tszyu

Two Belt Era: Takeshi Fuji; Sandro Lopopolo; Carlos Hernandez; Eddie Perkins