Boxing Rules

Aside from the following special betting rules, the common betting rules apply. The special rules will take precedence over the common rules nevertheless.

1. The Fight

The fight officially starts when the bell is sounded for the beginning of the first round. All bets will be settled according to the official result declared by the official governing body immediately after the end of the fight. Any subsequent appeals or amendments to the result will not be taken into account for settlement purposes.

2. Postponed Fight

For confirmed fights if a contest is postponed and rescheduled to take place within 48 hours of the original start time, your bet on that contest will stand. If the contest does not take place within 48 hours, your bet will be void. If a rescheduled fight takes place in a country different from the original country, all bets will be void. If a fight is rescheduled and takes place on a different venue but in the same country, all bets are valid.

The result at the end of the contest is final. This includes any recounts of the judges' scorecards. For betting purposes, any contest declared a 'technical draw' will result in the contest being deemed a draw. Any subsequent changes made by governing bodies will not count for betting purposes. If a fight ends in a draw and no odds have been offered for this option, all bets will be void.

3. Contestant Replaced

If a contestant is replaced by a substitute, bets on the original bout will be void.

4. Change To Scheduled Number Of Rounds

All outright bets on the match will stand. However, round-by-round bets will be void.

5. Failure To Come Out For A Round

If a boxer fails to come out for the next round, bets will be settled on his opponent having won the bout in the previous round.

6. Round Betting

You are betting on the round in which the fight result will be determined. If a fight is stopped before the full number of rounds have been completed, or if a boxer is disqualified and a points decision is awarded, bets will be settled on the round in which the fight was stopped.

7. Draw or Technical Draw

We offer a draw price for all fights. However, if there is a draw, bets on either fighter to win will be deemed losers.

Note that a Draw is determined by the results on the judges' scorecards. A Technical Draw occurs if the referee stops the fight due to an accidental injury or foul before the required number of rounds have been completed for the fight to be decided on the judges' scorecards (otherwise known as a technical decision).

8. KO or TKO

Knockout (KO) is when the boxer does not stand up after a 10 count. Technical knockout (TKO) is the 3 knockdown rule, or if the referee steps in to stop the fight.

9. Decision or Technical Decision (Round Betting)

If a fight is decided by a technical decision before the full number of rounds has been completed, the winner will be deemed to have won in the round that the fight was stopped. Bets to win "On Points" will only be considered winners if the full number of rounds are completed.

10. Points Decision (Method Of Victory)

If a fight is decided (by a points decision) before the full number of rounds has been completed, the winner will be considered to have won in the round that the fight was stopped. In this situation, bets on the winning fighter to win on points will be settled as winners. However, bets on a knockout will be losers.

A Decision is determined by scorecard points between the 3 judges.

  • Technical Decision: The fight can't continue for any reason other than a KO/TKO or Disqualification (e.g. a clash of heads causing a cut), but the required number of rounds have been fought for the fight to be decided upon the judges' scorecards.
  • Split Decision: 2 of the 3 judges score the same fighter as the winner, while the third judge scores the other fighter as the winner.
  • Majority Decision: Where 2 of the 3 judges score the same fighter as the winner, while the third indicates that neither fighter won (i.e draw).
  • Unanimous Decision: When all 3 judges have the same fighter as the winner.

11. Fight Result

All bets will be settled on the result as declared in the ring. This settlement will not be subject to any revisions or amendments after the contestants have left the ring.

12. Total Rounds

Bets will be settled on the exact time that the fight is completed. Where a half is stated, this is defined by the halfway point of the round (for example, 1 minute 30 seconds into a 3 minute round). For settlement purposes, this halfway point will define the half for over/under betting.

If a fight is stopped before the full number of rounds have been completed, or if a boxer is disqualified and a points decision is awarded, bets will be settled on the round in which the fight was stopped. If the fight is abandoned before its completion, all bets will be void unless the highest possible total to bet on has already been attained, in which case, all bets stand.

13. Unconfirmed Bouts

Where we offer prices on fights that have not been announced or had a date set, bets will stand until the fight does take place, or can be voided on request once we are reasonably satisfied that the fight will not take place.

14. Future Fights

The exception to the 48 hour rule, is fights that have been set up before the exact date is known and, once an official announcement has been made, will be reclassified under the correct event and date. These fights will only be voided if either fighter is scheduled to fight another opponent instead. Once a fight has been reclassified, it is then subject to the 48 hour rule as normal.

15. Method of Victory

The official method of victory, as given in the ring, will be used to settle this market.

For clarification, the offered options are:

  • KO: When a fighter fails to stand up after a 10 count.
  • TKO: When the bout is stopped by the referee or one fighter retires.
  • Technical Decision: When the bout is stopped by a cut/injury not caused by a punch, and decided by the judge's scorecards before the scheduled number of rounds is completed.
  • Disqualification: When the bout is stopped and the referee declares one, or both, fighters as disqualified.
  • On Points: When the bout is decided by the judges' scorecards at the conclusion of the scheduled number of rounds.
  • Draw: When the judges' scorecards reflect a draw, or when the referee stops the fight and declares a technical draw.

16. Knockdown/Referee's Counts

For settlement purposes, a knockdown is defined as a fighter being KO'd or receiving a mandatory eight count (anything deemed a slip by the referee will not count). For individual round knockdowns, all bets will be void should the fight end before the round starts.

17. Tournament Betting

In Tournament Boxing, such as Prizefighter, any fighter starting the tournament who has to withdraw from the event due to injury, will be deemed a loser.

18. Related Sports (to Boxing)

All of the above Boxing rules apply unless specific rules are available.