While it’s not getting nearly as much hype as the recently completed Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Conor McGregor bout that drew millions of viewers worldwide, boxing fans and pugilistic betting enthusiasts everywhere will be treated to a ‘real’ championship boxing matchup this coming weekend. With the boxing odds for this fight looking pretty tight, this is going to be a bout to remember.
You see, Canelo Alvarez will look to upset reigning WBA, WBC and IBF champion Gennady ‘Triple G’ Golovkin when the pair square off live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this coming Saturday, September 16. Thanks to this expert preview on the upcoming championship showdown and the Canelo vs. GGG betting odds surrounding this fight, you’re going to have a great chance to cash in with a potentially winning wager.
HBO Boxing will air this fight live, via pay-per-view beginning at 8:00 PM ET with Alvarez and Golovkin expected to enter the ring around 10:30 PM ET. If you’ve got a cool, $79.99 then you may want to order this bout as it has the look and feel of a thriller just waiting to happen.
Canelo vs. GGG Boxing Odds, Fight Preview & Prediction
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When: Saturday, September 16th. 8pm ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
TV: HBO PPV
Live Stream: CaneloGGG.com
Boxing Odds: Golovkin -155 / Canelo +130 / Over/Under 11.5
Why Bet on Gennady Golovkin?
The 35-year-old Golovkin (37-0, 33 knockouts) who hails from Kazakhstan, is defending his World Boxing Association, World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation middleweight belts on the HBO card.
The aptly-named ‘Triple G’ is the favorite at -155 and rightfully so seeing as how he has made a whopping 18 consecutive title defenses of his middleweight titles and is two fights away from tying the mark of the legendary Philadelphia fighter Bernard Hopkins, who made 20 consecutive defenses.
The 5-foot-10-inch Golovkin has a 70-inch reach and has won an insane 33 of his 37 career fights via knockout. Triple G beat Daniel Jacobs via unanimous decision on March 18 at the O2 Arena in London to remain unbeaten though the win snapped an eight-fight KO streak in the process.
Why Bet on Canelo Alvarez?
The 27-year-old Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) hails from Mexico and will attempt to pull off the upset as a slight +130 underdog. Alvarez, who stands 5-9 and has a 70.5-inch reach won the The Ring, lineal and WBC middleweight titles from Miguel Cotto via unanimous decision back in Nov. 2015. During the post-fight interview with
HBO’s Max Kellerman, Álvarez boldly proclaimed, “Let’s fight now.”
On May 18, 2016 Alvarez vacated the WBC title he defended when he beat Amir Khan earlier in the month. The WBC immediately awarded the title to Golovkin. This bout will mark the first time that Canelo has fought at 160 pounds.
Alvarez beat Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. via unanimous decision on May 6 in his last bout and has won seven consecutive bouts since suffering his only career loss against Floyd Mayweather by way of majority decision in 2013. Over his last four fights, Alvarez has won two by KO and two via unanimous decision.
Previous Boxing Odds and Results
- Win – March 18th, 2017 vs. Daniel Jacobs. Madison Square Garden. New York City, New York. Unanimous Decision. Odds at -480
- Win – September 17th, 2016 vs. Kell Brook. The O2 Arena. London, England. TKO. Odds at -750
- Win – April 23rd, 2016 vs. Dominic Wade. The Forum. Inglewood, California. KO. Odds at -7000
- Win – October 17th, 2015 vs. David Lemieux. Madison Square Garden. New York City, New York. TKO. Odds at -1300
- Win – May 16th, 2016 vs. Willie Monroe Jr. The Forum. Inglewood, California. TKO. Odds at -2500
- Win – May 6th,2017 vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. T-Mobile Arena. Paradise, Nevada. Unanimous Decision. Odds at -425
- Win – September 17th, 2016 vs. Liam Smith. AT&T Stadium. Arlington, Texas. TKO. Odds at -1400
- Win – May 7th, 2016 vs. Amir Khan. T-Mobile Arena. Paradise, Nevada. KO. Odds at -650
- Win – November 21st 2015 vs. Miguel Cotto. Mandalay Bay Events Center. Paradise, Nevada. Unanimous Decision. Odds at -300
- Win – May 9th, 2015 vs. James Kirkland. Minute Maid Park. Houston, Texas. KO. Odds at -900
In the 10-round undercard opener, lightweight Ryan Martin (19-0, 11 KOs) meets Mexico’s Francisco Rojo (20-2, 13 KOs), who has never been knocked down or stopped. Then, promoter Oscar De La Hoya’s cousin, Diego De La Hoya (19-0, nine KOs) of Mexico, meets Coachella’s former bantamweight world champion Randy Caballero (24-0, 14 KOs) in a 10-round super- bantamweight bout.
Next, unbeaten South El Monte featherweight Joseph Diaz Jr. (24-0, 13 KOs) fights for the right to meet World Boxing Council champion Gary Russell Jr. next when he confronts hard-punching Jorge Lara (29-0-2, 21 KOs) of Mexico in a bout scheduled for 12 rounds.
Final Canelo vs. GGG Boxing Odds Prediction
This is a fight that has to great power punchers, so it’s highly unlikely that we will see too much defense action from either contender. But, I honestly think that Golovkin will be looking to redeem himself after his last fight in March. I don’t see Canelo putting GGG to the ground, but he is most likely to take KO, probably even a TKO. So, go with GGG all the way!