Watching a boxing match is quite unlike any other type of sport. The build up and anticipation before the fight is all part of the action, and then when the bell rings it is a tense battle where each second and movement is of the utmost importance. This means that simply watching the match is exciting, but there are a few steps that you can take to enhance your experience which should certainly be considered.
So, whether you are an avid boxing fan or you are getting ready to watch your first fight, here are a few tips to enhance the experience.
Follow The Build Up
As mentioned, the build up is all part of the excitement when it comes to the big ticket matches. The interviews, press conferences (Complex highlights the craziest in history) and weigh-ins all add the drama, and it is interesting to see the psychological techniques that opponents use during this stage to get in each other’s head and then to see if this impacts behavior when they finally get in the ring together.
Get A Group Of Friends Together
It is enjoyable to watch boxing by yourself but much more so with a group of friends. Arrange to watch the fight together whether this is at your house, at a friend’s house or down a local sports bar. Stock up on snacks, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages and then get together for a good time. It is also helpful to watch with friends because you can share opinions and it may help you to get a better understanding of what is happening.
Watch The Undercard
Many people will skip the undercard and turn on the TV for the ring walk for the headline fight, but this is depriving you of boxing action and build up. Watching the undercard can help you to get in the mood for watching boxing and you may even see an up and coming fighter. Not only this, but you may find that the undercard has a better fight and will be severely disappointed if the main fight is over in just 1 round!
Online betting can also give you added interest in the fight and make it even more exciting. Websites like Unibet have sports betting and casino games which can all add to the experience of watching a boxing match (especially if it is taking place in Las Vegas).
Watch Post-Fight Reaction
It is also worthwhile watching the post-fight reaction. Sometimes there is added drama after the fight plus it can be interesting to hear what the fighters and experts have to say. You may find that there are aspects of the match that you missed out on, so this can help educate you on what to watch out for next time. ExpertBoxing.com can help you here.
Boxing is a brilliant sport and spectator event. In order to get the most out of the fight, you will want to do much more than watch from when they walk to the ring till the last bell, and the above are all terrific ways to enhance the spectator experience.