Gennady Golovkin v Saul Alvarez Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • 13th September 2018
Gennady Golovkin v Saul Alvarez Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Debutant and boxing specialist Dan Frost (@DannyBoyFrost) previews Gennady Golovkin v Saul Alvarez and provides us with his best bets for Saturday night’s super fight in Las Vegas.

Gennady Golovkin v Saul Alvarez Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 15/09/18
  • Time: Approx. 4-4.30am
  • Venue: T-Mobile, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Channel: BT Sport Box Office, 11.30pm

This Saturday night, under the bright lights of Las Vegas, the current top 2 elite Middleweights and pound for pound fighters in Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, will once again lock horns to settle supremacy in the division. At stake are the WBC/WBA and IBO titles.

Since both having fought to a heavily controversial split draw at the T-Mobile arena on September 16th of last year, bad blood has certainly stirred between the 2 camps in the build-up to the rematch.

In March 2018, Alvarez tested positive for a banned substance in which he claimed came from contaminated meat, and was temporarily suspended for 6 months, but soon cleared to fight again shortly after. A situation Team Golovkin where heavily critical on. Also adding to the tensions in both camps, Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez claimed that Alvarez had his hands wrapped illegally for the first fight. Which will all no doubt add fuel to the fire, come September 15th.

The undefeated power-punching Kazakhstani ‘GGG’ is considered one of the most feared fighters on the planet today. A pressure fighter with precise work output which has earned him 34 stoppage wins in 38 victories. On the other side, we have the Mexican 2 weight world champion, Canelo – an intelligent counter puncher. One identical trait he shares with Golovkin, is durability and a strong chin.

Golovkin Record

39 fights – 38 wins (34 KOs)/1 draw

Last Fight

Vanes Martirosyan, TKO2

Alvarez Record

50 fights – 49 wins (34 KOs)/1 loss/2 draws

Last Fight

Gennady Golovkin, Draw

The Verdict

Though Golovkin is favourite to retain his titles on September 15th, he’ll be 36 years old come fight night, so that could play a factor? Canelo also exploited certain weaknesses in the unified champion with clever counter punching coming off the ropes last September.

Looking at how the fight could unfold, the 28-year-old Canelo entered the first fight with a game plan and adapted that night – something which he’ll possibly look to do again. Few feel Golovkin has the ability to change anything at this stage of his career, his come forward and aggressive ‘take one to land 3’ style has served him well in his 12-year pro career, which has laid waste to all that stood before him.

With neither being knocked down, let alone stopped in their careers, we can expect another close knit encounter, especially with the durable nature of the 2 fighters.

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