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Bookies Are Backing Canelo to Settle the Score With Triple G

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Saul Alvarez is the greatest fighter of his generation and will go on to leave a legacy behind in the sport, something he has already achieved. But he has an old score he would like to settle with rival Gennady Golovkin and gets the chance to do just that when the rivals clash. Alvarez v Golovkin III is scheduled for Saturday, 17th September, at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. This is the bout that will complete the trilogy and could confirm who is better, Canelo or the big-punching GGG.

Every so often, we see a boxing bout that gets followers of the fight game excited but also captures the imagination of sports fans across the board. Whether you are an avid follower of the noble art or you’re more into the likes of NFL, NBA or English Premier League soccer, the chances are you will be aware this bout is happening and will have an opinion on who should win it. You may even be planning to watch the action with friends and family on TV.

The third – and probably final – fight between Saul and Gennady promises to be every bit as exciting as the last two. A victory for Alvarez would give him a 2-0 lead over his rival, proving beyond all doubt that he is the best of his era. Golovkin has never beaten Alvarez, fighting out a hotly disputed draw in their first meeting and then losing the second. Will it be third time lucky for the Kazakh KO artist?

Opinions split

Who wins Alvarez v Golovkin III? Everyone interested in professional sports will have an opinion on how this bout will play out, but opinion seems to be split right down the middle. Millions of fight fans believe Canelo has already proven he is better than Golovkin and will have no problems doing so again. Others remember GGG deserved to win the first fight, and if he performs at that level again, he should win the third. What do you think about this fight-of-the-year contender?

The bookmakers have already drawn up and published their betting odds, detailing how they believe this bout will go and offering registered members the chance to back their opinions. You can gamble on the winner of the fight, backing Alvarez, Golovkin or even another draw if you can’t split them. Then there are the specials markets. These betting options allow you to wager on the winning fighter and how they’ll achieve victory – by KO/TKO or on points. Gamble on how many rounds the fight will last, a boxer to be knocked down, but get up and win. There are dozens of specials available, allowing fight fans to add a little extra spice to the occasion. To place your bets on the winner of Alvarez v Golovkin, you must be registered with an online bookmaker that is legal and licensed to trade in your region. Find the best bookie for you and visit the homepage of their website or smartphone app and then click the register or join us button, which is usually at the top right of the page. Fill in the registration form, provide all the necessary information, create a username and password, make a deposit and place your bet. The top bookies will even give new players a welcome bonus free bet on the action, and that’s something to keep in mind when choosing your sportsbook.

Bookies backing Canelo

What do traders working at the top sportsbooks in Las Vegas make of this one? Bookies aren’t always right, we already know this and have seen evidence of it many times, but it’s usually worth checking in to see what they expect. Is there any value to be had in backing Alvarez to claim a second win and remain unbeaten against GGG? Will Golovkin fire back and score a win that would level things up?

If this third fight goes as the bookies expect, we will see a comfortable win for Canelo, with the odds suggesting it’s a foregone conclusion. If you are looking for higher odds, you will find them backing Alvarez on points. Golovkin’s best chance of an upset win comes from knocking his opponent out.

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