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Canelo vs. Golovkin Boxing Odds and Prediction

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HBO Boxing Odds: Gennady Golovkin (-180) vs. Canelo Alvarez (+150)

Canelo vs. Golovkin Boxing Odds and PredictionUnified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) will meet superstar Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) on Saturday, September 16, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada - with Golovkin’s middleweight belts will be on the line. The card is set to air live on pay-per-view.

The biggest boxing fight since Mayweather-Pacquiao is now official. After years of teasing, Mexican boxing superstar and welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will challenge unified middleweight champion and punching terror Gennady Golovkin.

This is the megafight that fans have been pining for. For years, Golovkin has demolishing opponents to the tune of 23 stoppages in his past 24 fights. He’s been criticized for facing inferior competition, but part of that is due to the fact nobody wants to face a man who is destroying everybody.

Now, riding 18 title defenses, Golovkin will face the toughest - and biggest - test of his career. Canelo is an icon in Mexico, and at just 26 is already considered one of the best fighters on the planet. The fight is so big that boxing odds at BookMaker.eu released the following morning after the fight was announced.

Today's HBO Boxing Odds at BookMaker.eu

Odds Analysis

Money lines have been set for this matchup before, when the two were expected to meet in September 2016. Golovkin was a big favorite, with some sportsbooks putting him at -350 to +265 for Canelo.

Circumstances are different today, as Golovkin is now only a slight favorite at close to -160. Alvarez’ line is much lower at +150 as well.

So what’s changed? For starters, Golovkin has looked hardly as dominant as he did this time last year. He was hurt against Kell Brook, and looked vulnerable in winning a unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs. In the meantime, Canelo has crushed Amir Khan, Liam Smith and most recently Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Because of Canelo’s popularity, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Golovkin close as an underdog. If that’s the case, he’d be fantastic value.

Tale of the Tape

  • Canelo Alvarez
  • 49-1,-1, 34 KOs
  • Height: 5’9”
  • Reach: 70.5”
  • Stance: Orthodox
  • Age: 26
  • Gennady Golovkin
  • 37-0, 33 KOs
  • Height: 5’10.5”
  • Reach: 70”
  • Stance: Orthodox
  • Age: 35

Matchup Breakdown

Obviously, their physical traits are nearly identical, but they’ve competed at different weight classes their entire careers. Golovkin operates at middleweight, which is 160 pounds, while Canelo made his name at welterweight and super welterweight,147-154 pounds, respectively.

Against Chavez, Canelo fought at 164 pounds, which is about 10 pounds heavier than any matchup he’s been in. He looked great, so it looks like size won’t be an issue.

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Keep checking the boxing odds at BookMaker.eu for the latest money lines, over/under and prop bets for Golovkin vs. Canelo. We’ll release our in-depth fight preview along with our official pick for the night during fight week to help you come out a winner when the night’s over.

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