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How & Where To Bet On Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin

Two of the best pound-for-pound boxers on the planet today are set to do battle in a potential match of the year candidate.

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, the hard-nosed, next chosen one of boxing, will take on Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, the undefeated power puncher, in Las Vegas on September 16. All the gold will be on the line, as GGG will put his WBC world middleweight title, WBA super world middleweight title, IBF world middleweight title and the IBO world middleweight title on the line.

The hype surrounding this bout has been slowly building for the past several years. Boxing fans and pundits have been speculating as to when the irresistible force and immovable object would finally step inside the squared circle against each other. With boxing booming in 2017, there was no better time to finally stage Canelo vs GGG.

How To Bet Canelo vs GGG

The betting line for this fight was opened months before the date but found itself living in the shadow of Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor. Since MayMac has ended, many casual fans have turned their eyes toward this superfight.

Online sports book Bovada shortly opened odds for a potential match between the two back in February 2015. Though that line didn’t stay posted very long, GGG was a massive -350 favorite. However, between then and the time the bout was made official in May 2017, GGG was being listed as a modest -165 fave.

A $100 bet on GGG in February 2015 would net a bettor less than $30 profit. But after a relatively human-looking performance against Daniel Jacobs, a GGG bet would now turn a more respectable $60 gain.

Of course, GGG is known for being a power puncher, a pressuring force who never stops moving forward while constantly on the hunt for his potential knockout punch. That makes betting him to win by knockout at +165 much more intriguing. That being said, Canelo’s one loss has come by majority decision against Mayweather.

Getting Canelo as a plus-money underdog has been a rarity in his already illustrious career. Dating back to July 2010, he has only closed as an underdog in one fight – his loss to Mayweather. Since the Mayweather fight, the Mexican superstar has been a favorite of at least -285 in every bout.

Canelo has the ability to win this bout via knockout – which can be had at +860 – but most people acknowledge he is better off dragging this fight on. Many boxing pundits and fans seem to believe the longer this fight goes on, the more it favors Canelo. So, if you’re looking for some more realistic value, you can get Canelo to win a decision at +215.

However, if you are backing Canelo in this one, you may be better off just grabbing the moneyline in case he does manage to knock out his undefeated opponent.

Since the action on this fight has picked up, it seems as though the action is coming in on Canelo with the line very slowly creeping back toward EVEN at Bovada.

Where To Bet Canelo vs GGG

The best sportsbooks to bet Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin on September 16 will depend on where you are and what kind of bettor you are. If you are lucky enough to be in Las Vegas on September 16 and ringside at the T-Mobile Arena, you have your choice of great Vegas sportsbooks to lay your bets.

If you are like the rest of us poor saps watching at bars and on PPV at home, you probably have already placed your bets at top-rated shops such as Bovada. In either case, expect to find a bunch of betting props, from the total number of rounds to method of victory.

Ways To Bet Canelo vs GGG

As we’ve already touched on the moneyline, we will take a deeper look at the props here.

As we already pointed out above, the prevailing thought is that the longer this fight goes, the more it leans in Canelo’s favor. With that in mind, if you’re taking Canelo to win this fight, you should take a gander at the props related to the fight going longer.

You can grab Canelo to win by unanimous decision at +425, split decision at +900 and majority decision at +1375. All are very good payouts for bettors.

However, some boxing fans seem to think that GGG is slowing down given his age and his most recent performance against Jacobs. I wouldn’t be expecting it early but there is also the outside chance Canelo wears down an aging GGG and can pull off a late KO.

In either of the above circumstances, taking a look at the OVER round props could be a good parlay piece for bettors. The value isn’t great, but it’s a nice little kicker.

Turning to GGG, he wants to take his opponent’s head off. There is no hiding his intentions when he steps inside the squared circle. So, you can find a little more value in taking the proud Kazakhstani by knockout. Golovkin has won 33 of his 37 professional boxing bouts by KO.

How to bet if you live outside of America

This boxing match is generating interest from fight fans around the world with bettors from all over the globe looking to get in on the action. Fortunately, there are many online sportsbooks outside of the U.S. offering odds on the fight and we have the best ones listed for many different regions below: