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Friday, September 15, 2017

Boxing Odds: Gennady Golovkin vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez

Boxing fans have been waiting for this matchup for quite some time. Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will meet this Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to unify all the major titles in the middleweight division. Golvkin is a –145 favorite at press time after opening at –175.

Canelo (49-1-1, 34 KOs) is the more popular fighter of the two, and he’s coming off a fairly impressive win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., although Chavez didn’t put up much of a fight after cutting down below 164.5 pounds. Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) had to settle for a rare decision in his most recent win over Daniel Jacobs, a much closer match than expected.

Saturday’s bout might not challenge the recent Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather Jr. superfight at the box office, but it’s still a marquee matchup. There are 45 different ways to bet on this fight at press time; the Method of Victory prop has Golovkin pegged at +160 to win by KO/TKO/DQ, while Canelo is +190 to win by decision. Don’t expect a short fight, either, as the decision is priced at –130 compared to +265 for any ending before Round 7 and +220 for a later stoppage.

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Boxing Odds: Can Golovkin Stay Undefeated Versus Canelo?

Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) has yet to lose a professional fight. That streak could end Saturday night at the hands of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) after they unify the top middleweight titles at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Canelo is a slim +115 underdog for Saturday’s bout after opening at +145. Golovkin had a surprisingly close shave in his most recent fight against Daniel Jacobs, winning by unanimous decision and seeing the end of the 12th round for the first time in his illustrious career. Each of Golovkin’s previous 23 wins was by KO/TKO or retirement.

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