Canelo Alvarez v Gennady Golovkin Odds and Predictions
Watch one of the most highly anticipated fights of the year as we see lineal middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez v Gennady Golovkin, middleweight world champion, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Golovkin demanded a rematch after the first fight didn’t go his way; the judges scored the bout 118-110 to Alvarez, 115-113 to Golovkin and 114-114 resulting in a draw.
If you’d have put your money on that result, you’d have been quids in: bookmakers were offering odds of 30-1 on such an outcome and not many would have predicted it.
With both fighters believing they won the fight, the rematch was always a foregone conclusion. Many fans and former boxing champions believed Golovkin was robbed of victory and they couldn’t believe the 118-110 scorecard in Canelo’s favour. As each will want to prove he is the better fighter, it makes a very interesting fight and a potential a fight-of-the-year contender.
Head to Head
Both men battled to a draw in September 2017 when they thought for the IBF, WBA, WBC titles; they will now get the chance to do it all over again. Since the draw, Golovkin has defeated Vanes Martirosyan whilst Alvarez hasn’t stepped back into the ring.
Golovkin remains undefeated and his record stands at an impressive 38 wins and one draw. He has beaten a whole list of impressive fighters including Daniel Jacobs, Kell Brook, David Lemieux, Martin Murray, Daniel Geale, Curtis Stevens and many more. He will look to continue that undefeated record going into the rematch.
The fight will be the first event to be shown on BT Sport’s new pay-per-view channel, BT Sport Box Office.
Alvarez has one defeat on his record. However, that was against one of the best defensive fighters ever to have graced the sport in Floyd Mayweather; Canelo lost the fight by a majority decision. Alvarez boasts a record of 49 wins, one defeat and two draws. He has shared the ring with some top names such as Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, Amir Khan, Miguel Cotto, James Kirkland, Erislandy Lara and more. However, they have all come up short against the stubborn Mexican.
Golovkin stands taller at 5’10 to Canelo’s 5’8. Having said this, surprisingly it is Alvarez who has the slightly longer reach at 70 ½ inches compared to Golovkin at 70”. Both men have outstanding power and this is shown in their knockout percentage. Th real power seems to lie with Golovkin; he has 34 stoppages from his 39 fights – a KO percentage of 87%. Alvarez has the same amount of stoppages but has had more fights. In his 52 fights he has stopped 34 opponents resulting in a 65 KO percentage.
Alvarez v Golovkin Prediction
Although the first fight was scored a draw you would have to back Golovkin going into the fight. However, anything can happen in Las Vegas as the first fight proved. Both fighters have vast experience and will need to use all of that and what they learned from the first fight if they are to prevail the winner.
Don’t let Canelo’s KO percentage fool you; he is a big puncher and if he lands sweet on the chin of ‘GGG’ it could be all over. On the other hand, Golovkin’s defence is excellent and the fight may well reach the final bell. Both boxers will not want to leave their destiny in the hands of the judges this time around, a KO is a possibility and you will find good odds for this outcome.
My prediction is for Gennady Golovkin to win on points. He looked excellent in the first fight and if he produces a similar performance he should win, but that leaves his fate in the hands of the judges, who could score it another draw or in favour of Alvarez.
We have gathered the best odds and markets around to help you make those winning bets.
Alvarez v Golovkin Odds
Alvarez vs Golovkin – Win Fight Outright
Bookmakers have picked Kazakhstan’s Gennady Golovkin as favourite to inflict a second career loss on the record of Mexico’s Saul Alvarez.
You can find odds for ‘GGG’ ranging from 4/7 to 13/20 to win the fight. Underdog ‘Canelo’ comes into the fight with a very good chance of winning – odds range from 13/10 to 6/4.
William Hill is the bookmaker you want when it comes to placing money on an Alvarez upset at 6/4.
Alvarez vs Golovkin – Draw
Alvarez vs Golovkin – Fight to go the Distance
With both fighters having excellent defence and their first fight going the distance this might be the smart choice when deciding what bet to place your hard earned cash on.
If you believe a fighter will win the fight by stoppage and with the power Golovkin carries, this could be the best bet for you. The best odds can be found at 888sport and Unibet at 37/20. A £20 stake would return £37. It’s certainly worth thinking about when choosing what bet with earn you a very good windfall.
Alvarez vs Golovkin – Method of Result
We have compiled the best odds after comparing various online bookmakers.
Gennady Golovkin by KO TKO or DQ – Bet365 offer the best odd’s at 9/4.
Gennady Golovkin by Decision or Technical Decision – Odds of 11/5 can be found at Ladbrokes.
Canelo Alvarez by KO TKO or DQ – Bet365 is unbeatable at 8/1.
Canelo Alvarez by Decision or Technical Decision – 9/4 can be found at William Hill.
Alvarez vs Golovkin – What round will the fight end?
It’s a bit of a lottery, but what round do you think the fight will end? Here are the latest odds from Bet365 – Sign up today!
1st Round – 28/1
2nd Round – 22/1
3rd Round – 18/1
4th Round – 16/1
5th Round – 14/1
6th Round – 12/1
7th Round – 12/1
8th Round – 14/1
9th Round – 16/1
10th Round – 18/1
11th Round – 22/1
12th Round – 28/1
Alvarez vs Golovkin – Specials
Ladbrokes offers its customers the chance to bet on ‘boxing specials’. These bets can sometimes be worth looking at as they are always intriguing and offer odds that you can’t resist. Here are some of the best special bets available – Sign up today!
‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ offer will appeal to you at 80/1 for Golovkin to win inside 60 seconds. Odds for Alvarez to win inside the first 60 seconds are a whopping 200/1.
‘Down But Not Out’ offers its punters the chance to bet on a fighter being knocked down to the canvas and going on to win the fight. Golovkin to win after being knocked down is 12/1 and Alvarez can be found at 9/1.
‘Final Judgement’ gives you a chance to predict the fighter and the outcome of the fight. It’s similar to picking the winning football team and score of the match. The odds are as follows:
Gennady Golovkin – Unanimous Decision – 3/1
Saul Alvarez – Unanimous Decision – 14/5
Gennady Golovkin – Split Decision – 14/1
Saul Alvarez – Split Decision – 14/1
Gennady Golovkin – Majority Decision – 18/1
Saul Alvarez – Majority Decision – 16/1
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*** Note odd’s correct as of Sept 11th 2018.