Gennady Golovkin v Saul Alvarez Tips, Odds and Betting Offers, 17th September 2017, Las Vegas

This weekend sees a truly huge bout, with two of the best pound for pound fighters in the world going head to head. Golovkin heads into this fight as the favourite, following 19 straight world championship defences and an impressive perfect record from 37 fights. However, could that run come to an end this weekend? Ahead of this superfight, take a look at our predictions and betting tips. We’ve also got a dedicated boxing offers post too!

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Gennady Golovkin v Saul Alvarez Betting Tips

Preview

Alvarez comes into this bout as the 11/8 outsider with Betfair, which is a rarity. The bookies have priced GGG at odds on this weekend – he can be backed at jsut 4/6 with Coral. Meanwhile, the draw is available at odds of 22/1. Surely this huge fight can’t finish up level? Given the hyperbole and let-downs surrounding recent big bouts, we are hoping for an entertaining clash here with an uncontroversial winner.

Just who wins this bout is a big call, with the pair both boasting incredible records coming in to this clash. Deciding who will edge it is tough, but could this be time for the outsider to establish himself at the very top of the sport?

Some think this move has been well timed by Canelo, as he’s going up against a 35-year-old Golovkin. The Kazakh may have a brilliant record behind him, but there may be a few signs of vulnerability appearing for him right now. After a long career and some huge wins, this might be the time when GGG suffers his first professional defeat.

Betting Verdict

While Golovkin claimed that his struggles against Daniel Jacobs were a ploy, we’re not so convinced. He said he wanted to trick Canelo in to taking him on by looking under par. However, he doesn’t have an excuse for the blows that Kell Brook managed to land when he lost to Special K recently. That was always going to be a win for GGG, but he made tough work out of a clash with a fighter who weighed in considerably lighter. Could those signs point to a win for the challenger?

Canelo and his team must have been confident of getting something based on Golovkin’s recent displays. They should have something up their sleeve to deal with the Kazkah, and we expect them to produce the goods this weekend. We like Alvarez to win at 11/8 with Betfair, which seems like good value.

Both fighters have a habit of ending their fights early, just four of GGG’s bouts have gone to the judges. Alvarez has finished 34 of his bouts before the final bell, so we can see an early finish here. We’re going for value with our second pick, as we like under 9.5 total rounds, which can be backed at 11/8 with Ladbrokes.