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Canelo vs GGG 3 Betting Odds and Prediction

Canelo vs GGG 3 Betting Odds

With the COVID-19 pandemic drawing all eyes away from sports, apparently it was a good thing for boxing.

Just after the rematch between two of the best middleweights in the world, people were calling for a third fight. Well, two years later, it appears that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin are set to square off for another 12 rounds of battle. This fight is set to take place in September at a location TBD. Online sportsbook BetOnline has made Canelo a -260 favorite with GGG coming back at +200.

The first fight ended in a draw that arguably (I will make that argument) GGG should have won by decision. The second fight was a lot closer, the judges were much better and they saw that it was Canelo earning the majority decision, despite the outrage of many people who scored it as a draw. Now, it only seems right for these two warriors to complete the trilogy.

GGG vs Canelo 1st Fight

The first fight was just as many expected when GGG and Canelo stepped into the ring. As Golovkin pushed the pace, landing constant heavy jabs, Alvarez used his footwork and counters to do damage. Golovkin looked like he had taken the majority of rounds and appeared to be the more dominant fighter, despite a late push put on by Alvarez.

Although the two boxers put on a tremendous display for the fans, it was the judges who stole the show on the night of September 16, 2017. The individuals who held the fate of the fight in their hands were simply oblivious to what was going on in the ring and were all over the place in their decisions. One judge scored the fight 115-113 for GGG, another scored it a 114-114 draw – both respectable decisions considering it was a close fight – and then comes Adalaide Byrd. Byrd scored the fight 118-110 for Canelo, making it a draw. Fans everywhere were incensed and a rematch was necessary.

GGG vs Canelo 2

Golovkin and Alvarez were set to do it again on Cinco de Mayo in 2018 but Canelo was caught taking a performance enhancer called Clenbuterol, although he claims it came from tainted meat. So, the fight was then postponed until September, two days shy of a year removed from the first bout.

Canelo had a much different game plan in the rematch, being much more the aggressor and forcing GGG to fight moving backward. Both fighters stood toe to toe landing and absorbing ferocious shots. The gladiators finished the fight bloodied and battered, while fans held their breath for the upcoming decision. Once again, the general public saw this as a narrow GGG victory or a draw, but the judges saw it another way.

One judge scored it a 114-114 draw, while the remaining two judges scored it 115-113 for a majority-decision win for Canelo, with it all coming down to the 12th round. With another close bout, it seemed we were destined for the trilogy.

GGG vs Canelo 3

Since the second meeting between these competitors, Canelo has scored three more wins, two of them by knockout, including a remarkable 11th-round finish of Sergey Kovalev to win the WBO light heavyweight title. Meanwhile, Golovkin made short work of Steve Rolls in his first fight after Canelo, scoring a fourth-round KO victory.

However, in his last bout with Sergi Derevyanchenko for the vacant IBF and IBO middleweight belts, GGG was put to the test. He won on the judges’ scorecards, just his fifth win by decision, but it was close with the judges scoring it 115-112, 114-113 and 114-113 as he absorbed more power punches than ever before in his career.

GGG will be 38 when these two step in the ring for a third time, while Canelo will be 30. I think Alvarez is really hitting his stride and almost looks indestructible and he’ll be brimming with confidence after knocking out a much bigger man in Kovalev. Although the first two bouts between the two were close, I think Canelo wins decisively in the trilogy.

Prediction: Canelo Alvarez (-260) via knockout

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin Betting Odds
Canelo Alvarez-260
Gennady Golovkin+200

Odds as of March 18 at BetOnline