Enhanced Odds, Free Bets, Money Back Offers and Bonuses for the Biggest Boxing and UFC Fights – Tyson Fury v Francesco Pianeta, 18th August 2018

Boxing has been around in some form or other almost as long as humanity itself. When it all started, it hardly stuck to the Marquess of Queensbury Rules, but you can be fairly certain even the earliest organised fights from Ancient Greece and even earlier attracted people betting on the outcome.

Nowadays boxing – and indeed betting on boxing – is big business. As, increasingly, is the more recent phenomenon of UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship, a mixed martial arts organisation).

As such, the bookies have started to come up with some very nice betting offers for the biggest fights in both boxing and UFC. Here we bring you the best boxing betting offers and previews ahead of the next big fight. Check out what’s on offer.

Tyson Fury v Francesco Pianeta Tips and Betting Offers, Saturday 18th August, Windsor Park, Kick off: 21:00

Tyson Fury is back in action on Saturday, a little over two months after his win over Sefer Seferi. The Gypsy King is making the most of his band being over, as this is just his second fight following a ban which lasted over two years. The highly controversial fighter takes his return over the Belfast, as a supporting act on Carl Frampton’s undercard.

Tyson Fury v Francesco Pianeta Betting Offers and Free Bets

Tyson Fury v Francesco Pianeta Betting Tips

  • Under 6.5 Total Rounds at Evens with Ladbrokes
  • Tyson Fury in Rounds 1-5 at 5/4 with Coral

Preview

This is yet another push from Fury in an attempt to build his career back up again. His camp seem to be close to securing a bout with Deontay Wilder which is set to take place before the end of 2018. That fight would mark Fury’s first major bout since returning to the ring, as this weekend’s clash with Pianeta seems designed to secure the favourite a victory.

Fury comes in to this one on the back of a comfortable win over Seferi. The Gypsy King landed some early blows in that encounter, danced around the ring a little and then he wrapped up victory when his opponent retired early on. It wasn’t a fight that tested Fury, but he got the win he wanted. Another victory this weekend should confirm the Wilder fight, and the Bronze Bomber is going to be commentating on this one ring-side, which will add an extra layer to the fight. Will we see Fury showing off in front of his prospective future opponent?

Betting Verdict

The former world champion is heavily backed to win this one. He’s almost 1/100 across the board with the bookies, while you can find Pianeta at 25/1 with Betfair. The draw sits at 33/1 with BetVictor, so there’s not a whole lot of value on that front. Instead, we see a straightforward win for Fury, who is 2/7 with Bet365 to win via KO or TKO.

Fury should wrap this one up pretty early. He was reminded by referee during the Seferi fight, when his showing off got too much. That ended with the Albanian retiring and handing Fury a straightforward win. While Pianeta is going to be a little more offensive, we think he’ll be outclassed here. However, at least a boxer on the front-foot should speed this fight up.

We think it’s worth backing under 6.5 total rounds here, which can be found at evens with Ladbrokes. Overall, it’s hard to see this fight last much longer than that. We’re also going for Fury to wrap this one up earlier, as he can be found at 5/4 with Coral to win this one between the first and fifth round.

What Boxing Bets Can I Place?

As with most major sports these days, there are literally hundreds of different betting markets offered by the top bookies that you can choose from. We won’t go through them all, but here are the main boxing (and UFC) betting markets.

  • Winner – This is the most popular market and is simply a bet on which of the two fighters will win the bout – or indeed whether it will end in a (rare) draw. The method of victory is not important, it can be by knockout, on points, by disqualification or anything else, the important thing is simply which fighter is declared the winner at the end of the fight.
  • Method of Victory – Often you will find that boxing or UFC fights are very one-sided in the ‘winner’ market so it can pay to look elsewhere to get better odds. The ‘method of victory’ market is a popular alternative to the main ‘winner’ market and allows the punter to pick the fighter they think will win coupled with the method of that win, either KO, TKO, on points, by disqualification or some combination of those. You can often also just pick the method of victory without stating which fighter you think will win, obviously at reduced odds.
  • Round Betting – The ‘round betting’ market can offer some great odds by allowing you to pick in which round your chosen fighter will triumph.
  • Round Group Betting – As above, but here the rounds are grouped (e.g. rounds 4-7 or 8-11 or whatever) to give you a better chance of success, but at reduced odds.
  • Total Rounds – Here you are betting not on which fighter will win but just how long the fight will go on for. These bets are splits into different over/under categories, e.g. over 3.5 rounds (four or more rounds) or under 3.5 rounds (three rounds or fewer).
  • To Be Knocked Down – You can bet on either one of the fighters (or indeed both) to be knocked down at some point during the fight.
  • To Go The Distance – A simple bet on whether or not the fight will go the distance.

What are the different Boxing Weight Classes?

In professional boxing there are 18 recognised weight classes, and though some of these vary between the various sanctioning bodies, most are agreed upon as follows, with the maximum weight limit in kilograms – we’re using the classes as defined by the World Boxing Association (WBA):

  • Heavyweight – Unlimited
  • Cruiserweight – 90.72 kg
  • Light Heavyweight – 79.38 kg
  • Super Middleweight – 76.2 kg
  • Middleweight – 72.57 kg
  • Super Welterweight – 69.85 kg
  • Welterweight – 66.68 kg
  • Super Lightweight – 63.5 kg
  • Lightweight – 61.23 kg
  • Super Featherweight – 58.97 kg
  • Featherweight – 57.15 kg
  • Super Bantamweight – 55.34 kg
  • Bantamweight – 53.52 kg
  • Super Flyweight – 52.16 kg
  • Flyweight – 50.8 kg
  • Light Flyweight – 48.99 kg
  • Minimumweight – 47.63 kg
  • Light Minimumweight – 46.27 kg

When you are betting on boxing or UFC it’s very important to do your homework. Seeking out the betting value is the best way to earn a profit. Of course, using the best free bet offers can help skew the odds in your favour too!