Learning how to read boxing odds is half the battle. The other half is sitting back and watching the fight to see if you’re in line to win your bet.

Boxing Odds Explained

This page shows odds for moneyline bets. These are bets where you pick the fighter you think will win the fight.

Boxing odds generally look something like this:

  • Apollo Creed -200
  • Rocky Balboa +180

This means that Creed is the favorite and Balboa is the underdog. Favorites always have a minus sign (-) before their odds and underdogs have the plus sign (+). In this case if you had $300 to play with, you could throw it all on Creed and if he wins, you’d get a payout of $450 – your $300 is returned, plus your winnings of $150.

On the other hand, if you had faith in Rocky and think he’s going to win, a $300 bet would net you a payout of $840 – you’d get your original $300 back, plus your winnings of $540.

Our Odds Calculator can help you determine how much you would win based on what you decide to wager.

Our boxing odds page shows you the opening line, which is the original betting line set by oddsmakers, followed by the lines at popular sportsbooks. You can scroll through to find a sportsbook that has the odds you like best. Having boxing odds explained in more detail gives you an edge over other bettors who could be taking betting lines blindly.

Now that you know how to read boxing odds, check out our boxing betting guide here.