Unlike many other sports, boxing doesn’t have a regular calendar. It’s not like soccer, where most teams play at the same time on a Saturday every week during the season. Instead, boxing matches can, in theory, take place on any day of the year at any time of day, depending on where in the world it’s being held. As these matches can be so sporadically scheduled, here are some of the ways you can keep track of all of these matches.
Check the bookmakers’ websites
One industry that is always keeping an eye out on what’s happening in the sporting world are the bookmakers. They employ a team of experts to check all the available sources of information regularly throughout the day and even try to predict the likelihood of something being announced in the future. It’s vital for them to be first with all the important information because if they’re even just a few minutes behind their customers, they could end up losing a lot of money. This means they’re the ideal place to keep up with the latest news ahead of the big matches. For example, if the news that a boxer has developed a minor injury breaks, then the odds of them winning their next fight might decrease massively within minutes. You can even stream live boxing matches on some of these websites, so you can follow every single moment of these bouts as they play out as well. These constantly updating odds mean you can get the best odds available before and even during the match.
Follow the right accounts on Twitter
These days, most news breaks on Twitter. Some boxers even take to their social media accounts to tweet that a fight has been agreed upon rather than issuing a press release to the media. That’s why you’ll often hear sport reporters on the TV saying that somebody had “tweeted that” something was happening until they can actually confirm it themselves through more traditional reporting methods. To make sure you get the latest updates as soon as the other journalists receive them, make sure you’re following all of your favorite boxers and the most famous promoters in the sport, so they appear straight on your feed. You could even set up notifications so your phone lets you know when certain people have tweeted. This is a great idea to set up if you suspect a boxer is about to announce a fight in the next few days, but you’re not exactly sure when.
Set a reminder
Once you’ve heard about a fight and read up on each of the competitors, it’s still important to remember to tune into the big match. Make sure you set a reminder in your phone to go off with just enough time to be able to get comfortable on the couch in front of the TV to watch the match. It’d also be a good idea to set a reminder to go off at the start of the day, so you don’t make any other plans and have time to get in those all-important snacks!