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Legendary boxing writer Bert Sugar–known for his vast knowledge of ‘the sweet science’, his quick wit and iconic cigar/fedora combo–died Sunday afternoon at the age of 74 following a long battle with lung cancer. Sugar is best known for his involvement with boxing but he was accomplished in several fields–the excellent boxing writer Michael Woods called him a ‘raconteur’ in his tribute. After completing his undergraduate work at the University of Maryland he went on to earn a JD (law)
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The talking is over, the hard training is done and now it’s time to fight. This Saturday, June 18, at Arena Vicente Fernandez in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez will make his first title defense
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On the eve of the Puerto Rican Day Parade Showtime headed from the West Coast out to the Roseland Ballroom in New York City for a second consecutive night in which they aired a ShoBox: The New Generation event. Saturday
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The Showtime Sports crew headed down to Santa Ynez, CA last Friday night to present what turned out to be an exciting night of fights from the Chumash Resort Casino which showcased impressive performances by Lateef “Power” Kayode and Chris
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It’s June so no better time than Friday for Graduation Day for three talented ShoBox: The New Generation alums returning for a Friday night tripleheader live on Showtime. Lateef Kayode (199.5 pounds), Chris Avalos (120 pounds) and Archie Ray Marquez
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After almost a year and a half away from the ring one of the biggest attractions and greatest talents in Floyd Mayweather, Jr. announced that he will make his return to the squared circle on September 17 when he challenges
Overview of Boxing
Known as ‘the sweet science’, boxing has long been synonymous with sports betting as well as a popular spectator event. As long as there have been humans on earth, fighting as a method to prove physical superiority or even as a form of entertainment has been commonplace. Boxing as a sport began to grow in popularity with the drafting of The Marquess of Queensbury rules in 1867. Though modern boxing rules have been overhauled and refined to improve the sport for spectators and enhance safety for participants, they can be traced directly to the Marquess of Queensbury rules.
The top boxers of all time rank among the most famous names in the history of sport: Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis, Jack Johnson, Sugar Ray Robinson and countless others. Currently, the title of ‘pound for pound’ best in the sport is in dispute between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Boxing may no longer be the dominant force in mainstream sports that it was in the earlier part of the 20th century, but it continues to attract a large audience of passionate enthusiasts.
With the possible exception of horse racing, there may not be a sport that has been more inextricably linked with betting throughout its history. Boxing offers attractive value propositions for serious handicappers as well as great entertainment value for recreational players. The most common type of boxing betting is a simple moneyline wager on the winner of a fight. There are other forms of betting as well, including the Over/Under round proposition. In this wager, bettors pick whether the fight will end either before or after a designated round (usually expressed with a ½ to avoid ties such as ‘Over/Under 8.5 rounds’). If the player thinks the fight will end before this point in the fight, he bets the ‘under’ and if he thinks it’ll go longer he bets the ‘over’.
Sportsbook offer other innovative boxing bets including ‘exact round’ wagers where bettors try to pick the round in which the fight will end. Bets are also offered on how the fight will end (decision, KO, TKO) as well as ‘handicap wagers’ based on the final tally on the judges’ scorecards.