Fights that carry the magnitude of Floyd Mayweather Jr versus Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will get its due attention from boxing fans and sports bettors alike.
Actually, this is a pretty big fight, aptly billed as “The One”, featuring one of the greatest boxers in history taking one an upstart that’s become hugely popular – and dangerous in the ring – in his own right.
If anything, the hype can be justified given the huge following Canelo has in Mexico and in the West Coast. And wouldn’t you know it, the fight is being held on Mexico’s Independence Day, a surefire way to drum up nationalistic pride from a country deeply entrenched in the sport of boxing.
And with any sports event that’s carrying this much buzz heading into fight night, you can be sure that Las Vegas sportsbooks will have their hands full come Saturday night.
The smart money, it appears, will be squarely on Money May’s corner as the undisputed pound-for-pound king has been slotted as a 1/3 favorite compared to Canelo who is a short underdog at 5/2.
It’s been the same script for a Mayweather Jr. fight since he returned from that almost two-year-long retirement in 2009 and don’t be surprised if we see another Floyd decision against a young and exciting fighter that may not have all the tools at his disposal to bet a fighter the caliber of Floyd.
But even with Floyd’s decidedly favorite status, a lot of the money are still coming in for Alvarez to score the huge upset and shake up the boxing world. It’s a usual occurrence, especially in boxing where fans line up to bet small on underdogs in the hopes their man scores a huge upset.
Sometimes, it pays off handsomely like when Jhonny Gonzales scored a shocking knockout of undefeated Abner Mares in their featherweight title fight late last month.
But Floyd Mayweather Jr. is on an entirely different level. He’s widely regarded as the best in the business, and one of the best in history. Taking him down will be a Herculean task for the hugely bet on Alvarez and if sportsbooks have their way, you’re going to see a “1” on the loss column of the young Mexican fighter.
Available fight odds:
Method of Victory:
Alvarez by KO/TKO/DQ 9/2
Alvarez by Decision 11/2
Mayweather by KO/TKO/DQ 9/2
Mayweather by Decision 8/15
Mayweather Wins In Round 1 65/1
Mayweather Wins In Round 2 60/1
Mayweather Wins In Round 3 60/1
Mayweather Wins In Round 4 60/1
Mayweather Wins In Round 5 50/1
Mayweather Wins In Round 6 50/1
Mayweather Wins In Round 7 40/1
Mayweather Wins In Round 8 40/1
Mayweather Wins In Round 9 40/1
Mayweather Wins In Round 10 35/1
Mayweather Wins In Round 11 35/1
Mayweather Wins In Round 12 30/1
Alvarez Wins In Round 1 60/1
Alvarez Wins In Round 2 60/1
Alvarez Wins In Round 3 50/1
Alvarez Wins In Round 4 50/1
Alvarez Wins In Round 5 50/1
Alvarez Wins In Round 6 50/1
Alvarez Wins In Round 7 40/1
Alvarez Wins In Round 8 40/1
Alvarez Wins In Round 9 40/1
Alvarez Wins In Round 10 35/1
Alvarez Wins In Round 11 35/1
Alvarez Wins In Round 12 30/1
Over 11.5 rounds 1/3
Under 11.5 rounds 9/4
Will There Be A Knockdown?
No knockdowns 1/2
Both fighters to go down 3/2
Alvarez goes down 3/1
Mayweather goes down 4/1