Cynics may say that the current crop of boxers can’t match the drama produced by the likes of Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Arguably, they may have a point but the presence of Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua, amongst others, shows that there is no shortage of big personalities and great fighters. There’s even talk of Mike Tyson making a comeback so this is clearly a good time to get involved with Unibet’s boxing sportsbook and the live streaming service that accompanies it.
It would take some time to work through the complicated set up behind world boxing right now. Essentially, there are five main organizations and each of these have a belt up for grabs in all weight divisions. That means we have the WBO, the WBA, the WBC, the IBF and the IBO and the ultimate goal for each fighter in all divisions is to unite the world championship belt.
Victory in each organization will end any disputes as to who is the best fighter but it remains an elusive goal for many. It’s a complex picture but what it means is that we have even more boxing to look forward to in the sporting year.
There are no fewer than 17 weight divisions from heavyweight all the way down to mini flyweight. That’s a lot of boxing to work through but for tv viewers at least, it’s all about the big men.
From 2018 onwards, much of the talk around boxing has focused on three heavyweight boxers. Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder have featured in two unforgettable world title fights and both will be in contention for belts moving forward. Will they be involved in a second rematch or will current champion Fury move to tackle Anthony Joshua in an all-British clash?
Another Briton who is trying to be patient is Dillian Whyte who seems to be overlooked in the battle to face Fury moving forward. Other highly rated heavyweights include Alexander Povetkin, Oleksandr Usyk and Andy Ruiz who inflicted that shock defeat on Joshua in 2019.
The heavyweight division is enjoying a golden period and fans and bettors can look forward to many great bouts in the months that lie ahead. Look for Unibet TV for live streamed action, together with the Unibet sportsbook which offers a host of boxing betting options.
Down Through the Weights
Boxing’s heavyweight section is in good shape and, while fighters in the lower weight divisions may not enjoy such a high profile, there are some quality athletes currently involved in the sport. One of the more recognisable names comes from the light heavyweight division where Russia’s Sergei Kovalev has held multiple world championships across different organizations.
Elsewhere, the middleweight section is of particular interest as Gennady Golovkin, Chris Eubank Jr and Canelo Alvarez are among those battling for supremacy. Canelo and Golovkin have been involved in two incredible showdowns and they remain two of the key fighters in this division.
Wherever your focus may be, Unibet TV live streams top class boxing action and it’s online to support the vast set of boxing betting markets on our sportsbook.
Boxing at the Olympics
A number of great boxing champions made their way through the amateur ranks where the summer Olympics was the main goal. Britain’s Anthony Joshua claimed gold in the Super Heavyweight class at London 2012 while Deontay Wilder had to settle for a heavyweight bronze in Beijing in 2008.
Boxing was first introduced to the Olympic Games back in 1904 and, with the exception of Stockholm in 1912, it has been a permanent fixture ever since. The current format allows for eight men’s divisions and there is an active women’s section where five gold medals are on the line.
It’s fun to spot future world champions as each game develops but Olympic boxing produces some memorable clashes in its own right. The medal table has been dominated by the USA over the years with Great Britain producing its own set of Olympic champions. Perhaps the surprise for those who don’t study boxing closely is the fact that Cuba stand in second place in the overall men’s medals table. As a country that has traditionally focused on the amateur side of the game, Cuba has delivered some incredible boxers at this level.
Every four years, the Olympics starts to dominate the schedules and Unibet can always be relied upon to join in the excitement. A selection of betting markets and live streamed coverage is the perfect accompaniment to the summer Games.
The bell has sounded and now it’s over to you: Those looking to get involved with the Unibet sportsbook have plenty to consider, starting with the result of each bout. A win for either fighter or a draw are the three bets under scrutiny and, with a number of high profile draws in recent years, a split card shouldn’t be ruled out. Prop bets include Method of Victory and Total Rounds while there is a busy in play section too.
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