MTK Global announce the signing of Burim Ahmeti as he turns professional.
Ahmeti enjoyed plenty of success as an amateur, and brings with him a passionate fan base that are ready to see their man enter the paid ranks.
He will make his professional debut on the #GoldenContract semi-finals undercard at York Hall on February 21, and Ahmeti is excited for the future.
Ahmeti said: “I’m very pleased and appreciative to be with MTK Global. It is great to be a part of the same team as such talented and well known fighters, so I’m honoured.
“I’d like to say I’m very adaptive and can alter styles during a fight. I wouldn’t categorise myself as a certain type of fighter as I tend to change depending on opponent.
“I’ve had 25 amateur bouts and been in many competitions, winning the London ABAs and also a Haringey Box Cup finalist twice.”
Promoter Lee Eaton added: “We’re really pleased to welcome Ahmeti to the team as he makes the switch from amateur to professional.
“It’s going to be great seeing him make his debut next month and it’s set to be an incredible atmosphere at the York Hall, so we’re all excited to see what he can achieve.”
Ahmeti’s debut is part of a massive card at York Hall, as the Golden Contract featherweight semi-finals feature Ryan Walsh, Leigh Wood, Tyrone McCullagh and Jazza Dickens, while the super-lightweight line-up is Ohara Davies, Tyrone McKenna, Mohamed Mimoune and Jeff Ofori.
Betting on boxing is not the same as your trips to the casino or Premier League accumulator. As boxing is a one-on-one sport, the bets that are placed are a little different - just like the differences between betting on the NFL and horse racing. Some things stay the same though, such as the lure of betting promotions to help you get the best odds.
To help you understand the differences between betting on sports teams and boxing, here is a guide on the fundamentals of betting on boxing:
Boxing Schedule Bets: One of the big differences in boxing compared to other sports is the lack of a certain schedule. When betting on football, tennis or other team sports, there is a fixed and official schedule list. In boxing, fights are arranged off the cuff and because of this rumours can spread. Some boxing fans like to bet on a fight taking place, such as McGregor fighting Mayweather long before the fight was officially scheduled. You can also bet on fights not happening due to injury.
Straight Win (or Draw) Bets: The most common type of bet is betting on who you think will win. You can also bet on the fight being a draw and this usually had huge odds because draws in boxing are rare.
Round Betting: Round betting is not just betting on who you think will win, but also betting on a timeframe of the win. The format for these bets are usually stated as over or under rounds and shown in .5 rounds, for example, Over Round 7.5. In this example, the bet would mean the fight will end after 1 minute and 30 seconds of the seventh round. If the fight ends sooner, the bet would be lost.
Victory Method: Method of victory is another common type of bet in boxing. There are two ways a fight can end, either by a stoppage where the referee stops the fight to protect one of the boxers, or by a points decision. The latter means all rounds will be fought and the decision will come down to the judges’ scorecards.
Parlay Betting: If you like to bet on the Premier League each weekend, you will probably like to put on an accumulator. This is when you bet on the outcome of multiple matches at once and you need all predictions to be correct to win. The same can be done with boxing matches and this is known as parlay betting. Boxing events usually host multiple fights in the same night, which makes parlay betting another common form of betting among boxing fans.
Other Bets: There are more niche and specific bets you can place on a boxing match. Some examples include predicting a knockout (and the exact round of the knockout) as well as the exact points score from the judges. You can even bet on points being deducted which was a popular bet against McGregor when he fought Mayweather because people believed he would naturally turn to some MMA style techniques.
As well as knowing the process and terms used to bet on boxing, you should also stay up to date on boxing news so you can make informed bets. Just like any other sport, boxing requires research to predict the correct outcomes.