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Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin Betting Preview & Odds

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin

T-Mobile Arena

Date: 16th September 2017

Channel – BoxNation Box Office (UK / Ireland)

Time – 17th Sept – 05:00 CEST (Approximately)

Live in-play betting – bet365

This fight is being dubbed “fight of the decade” by many boxing experts, fellow fighters and fans – this Saturday night, Canelo Alvarez will finally meet Gennady Golovkin in the T-Mobile Arena at 160lbs in what many consider a bout that will determine who is the pound-for-pound number one boxer on the planet.

Oddsmakers have had a hard time pricing this one up – Golovkin is currently slight favourite to win the bout at odds of 1.61 while Canelo is currently trading at 2.30.

Both boxers are considered power-punchers and both have knockout power so round betting is very interesting and will appeal to many punters.

Golovkin to win in the first round is 41.0 - Golovkin to win in the second round is 34.0Golovkin to win in the third round is 26.0

Canelo to win in the first round is 81.0Canelo to win in the second round is 67.0Canelo to win in the third round is 51.0

Other interesting markets include the total number of rounds regardless of who wins – odds that the fight lasts less than 2.5 rounds either way is 17.0

The draw is currently 19.0 for those who are expecting a close 12 round battle.

Golovkin (35) is 8 years older than Canelo (27) and has never been defeated.  Canelo’s only loss came against Floyd Mayweather Jr, who is largely considered the greatest boxer of our generation.

Below is the tale of the tape for this bout:

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Golovkin’s last five fights

WIN vs Daniel Jacobs – UD
WIN vs Kell Brook – TKO (R5)
WIN vs Dominic Wade – KO (R2)
WIN vs David Lemieux – TKO (R8)
WIN vs Willie Monroe Jr – TKO (R11)

Alvarez’s last five fights

WIN vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr – UD
WIN vs Liam Smith – KO (R9)
WIN vs Amir Khan – KO (R6)
WIN vs Miguel Cotto – UD
WIN vs James Kirkland – KO (R3)

The undercard doesn’t look too shabby either:

Featherweight Joseph Diaz (USA) vs Jorge Lara (Mexico)
Super Bantamweight Diego De La Hoya (Mexico) vs Randy Caballero (USA)
Featherweight Claudio Marrero (c) (Dominican Republic) vs Jesus Rojas (Puerto Rico)
Super Lightweight Antonio Orozco (Mexico) vs. Roberto Ortiz (Mexico)

Ultimately this fight is very close on paper and with bookmakers – Golovkin may have a slight advantage given that Canelo is moving up in weight and it’s unknown if he can take the power Golovkin posseses.

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