The sport of Boxing is known as the “The Sweet Science” and down the decades, a conveyor belt of great champions and amazing battles inside the ring have shaped the sport into what it is today.

Betting on boxing is great fun and makes fight night even more exciting, with bookmakers offering boxing offers and boxing free bets giving you the chance to get ahead of the game.

2016 was a stellar year in boxing, one of the highlights being the the Rio Olympics where betting and boxing offers were in full swing along with some memorable pro bouts.

GGG (Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin) beat Kell Brook, Manny Pacquiao made a successful return to the boxing ring, while on home soil, Olympic and British heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua became the WBA World heavyweight champion this year.

Boxing is an ever evolving sport and 2017 into 2018 and beyond looks particularly exciting for the boxing world, because ITV Sport has recently acquired a schedule of fight nights, along with BT Sport who’ve signed a huge contract with Frank Warren’s BoxNation channel to bring boxing free bet fans a wealth of betting opportunities across an exciting schedule of big nights in the pipeline.

Along with the usual boxing offers, the actual betting markets available provide lots of flexibility so you can choose the exact outcome you feel is going to happen. Of course you have the normal win-draw-win markets, but beyond that the “Method of Victory”, “Round Betting” and “Total Rounds” markets provide a trio of hugely popular boxing betting markets where punters express their opinions on a boxing match by way of a bet.

Take Anthony Joshua for example, who has knocked out all 18 of his professional opponents to date. As a punter you’re looking to figure out at what point he finishes the fight. Given his opposition to date, the smart boxing offer money has been on the early rounds, but whatever your opinion these boxing betting markets have everything you need. You can of course bet in-play on boxing too with the likes of bet365, William Hill and Paddy Power.

On the 4th of March 2017, David Haye Vs Tony Bellew is the year’s first showpiece British fight, following on the 29th of April by a mouth-watering clash between Anthony Joshua and heavyweight great Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium.

Klitschko lost his belts to Tyson Fury in 2015 and has been inactive since, but he bids to cement his legacy as the best in the division by stripping Anthony Joshua of his new found world title. Many will fancy Joshua to continue his quest to become one of the greats in his own right by beating the Ukrainian giant and make sure you grab a boxing free bet, some beers and a comfortable chair to tune into this one, and the many fights to come.

All of the big high street and online bookmakers have boxing as a key part of their sportsbook, it is one of the biggest and most important sports on the planet. You can find some amazing boxing free bets and ongoing boxing offers from any of our recommended bookmakers and when your bets are on, it’s just a case of sitting back and enjoying the action.

From now on, there will be more boxing than ever on our TV screens so now is the time to embrace the art of boxing!