The GGG vs. Canelo Alvarez fight on September 16 provides bettors with many ways to cash in.
As one of the most highly anticipated fights of the year is ready to take place on Saturday night between Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, bettors have a unique opportunity to take advantage of real line value. According to sportsbookreview.com Canelo Alvarez is a +135 (wager $100 to win $135) underdog in some sportsbooks referring to the boxing odds for this middleweight clash. This fight is a boxing purist’s dream. This is the matchup we’ve been waiting to see happen for quite some time. The GGG vs. Canelo weigh-in results is complete.
#Canelo #GGG both weigh 160 on the dot. We have a FIGHT! #CaneloGGG #boxing pic.twitter.com/tbX3pp6GNZ
— The Fight Guys (@thefightguys__) September 15, 2017
At first glance, this is one of those predictions that seems impossible to make but yet needs to be made. It’s rare when you get two fighters this accomplished in the sport going head to head in their prime. Against conventional wisdom, even at 35 years old, I would consider GGG in his prime, more so because he hasn’t had to absorb the wear and tear of a fighter in his position with 37 fights under his belt. It also doesn’t hurt that only four of them went to the scorecards and before Danny Jacobs in March, we have to go back to 2008 when Amar Amari took GGG the eight-round distance. The bottom line is that it’s hard to find a logical reason to go against GGG and his 89% KO percentage other than it’s possible he gets old overnight and that the Jacobs performance was a prelude to that very thing happening. I was at Madison Square Garden in March and watched Danny Jacobs pressure and box GGG over the second half of that fight. GGG can say what he wants, but no one at this level allows another fighter to land punches at will. Especially someone like Jacobs, who can finish. At 27 years old, I would consider Canelo Alvarez having matured into his prime. His only loss coming to arguably one of the best ever in Floyd Mayweather Jr. Although there’s an eight-year age gap, everything else about these two warriors is even.
With all of that being said, I am going to pick Saul Canelo Alvarez to win a 12 round decision utilizing a balanced attack, picking his moments to fire off shots in bursts, managing the distance and cementing himself as the top dog in the sport on Saturday night. A late KO or TKO wouldn’t surprise me either, nor would a draw and that’s why my best bets for GGG vs. Canelo Alvarez is all about the underdog and taking the value.
The Ultimate Bettor’s Guide is always emphasizing value. The four best bets below shouldn’t come as surprise considering how we got here and how it could play out according to The Fight Guys.
Four Best Bets:
1.) Saul Canelo Alvarez to win +135: At +135 (wager $100 to win $135) this a great pick. The truth of the matter is that even though I picked Canelo Alvarez to win, this fight is so evenly matched that I would have recommended GGG in the betting scenario if he were the underdog with regard to the odds. In the case, it’s Canelo Alvarez, the underdog.
2.) Saul Canelo Alvarez by KO/TKO/DQ +750: At +750 (wager $100 to win $750) you can’t pass up the fact that it is very conceivable that if Canelo Alvarez were to win on Saturday night that a late KO or TKO isn’t out of the equation. The value here is too good to pass up and if GGG looks like he did against Jacobs, this could be more likely to happen than the odds let on.
3. Saul Canelo Alvarez by Decision +190: At +190 (wager $100 to win $190) once again, everything being positioned for the underdog Canelo Alvarez to pull the upset, betting $100 to almost double your money could be your best bet of the evening if you just wanted to pick one of the best bets on Saturday night.
4. Fight is a Draw +2000: At +2000 (wager $100 to win $2000) you have to take what looks like like a trap bet. If there was a fight that could end in a draw, it could be this one. The argument can be made that Danny Jacobs deserved a draw in March when he faced GGG at Madison Square Garden. After surviving a knockdown in the fourth round, Jacobs controlled the second half of that fight making GGG look vulnerable for the first time. The same scenario could play out on Saturday. The value here is too good to pass up and although the oddsmakers have it at +2000, I think they could have made a mistake when setting this one.
Whatever you choose to do with this information, bet responsibly.