The Mayweather-McGregor bout was a lot more exciting than most thought. McGregor held his own for a while before fatigue sent in and Mayweather finished him off. Regarding excitement, that bout exceeded expectations. We made some money on that fight, and we hope you guys did too!
Many called that bout the “fight of the year,” but in my opinion, the biggest fight of the year is happening on Saturday, Sept. 15 when Gennady Golovkin takes on Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas. Odds quoted from Bovada.lv (Full Review), deposit today to get a 100% Bonus up to $250.
Golovkin is currently a -150 favorite at Bovada and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is the underdog at +120. There’s been a fair bit of action on Alvarez which has shifted the line from the opener of GGG -180 and Alvarez +155 to the current odds.
Fighter Profile: GGG
Golovkin comes out of Kazakhstan and has been one of the most impressive fighters in the middleweight division. He is currently the WBA, WBC, and IBF middleweight champion. He has a career mark of 37-0.
GGG has rarely let many of his fights go the distance. He’s knocked out all but four of the fighters he has faced. His last fight was in March against Danny Jacobs. Golovkin won by unanimous decision, but the fight was close by many accounts.
Fighter Profile: Alvarez
Canelo comes out of Guadalajara, Mexico and is 27 years, which gives him almost about an 8-year age advantage over the 35-year-old Golovkin. Since he fought Floyd Mayweather, Alvarez as not lost a fight. He is coming off a lop-sided fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in May where he won by unanimous-decision.
Before that, he won two fights which were both ended in stoppages over Liam Smith and Amir Khan. Over his career, he has a 49-1-1 record with 34 knockouts.
Why Golovkin Has the Edge
It’s a legacy fight for GGG and a matchup that he has been preparing for a long time. Most of his fights in recent years were rather ho-hum, not that he wasn’t preparing for those opponents, but he appears to be extremely motivated to face Alvarez.
As we saw with Floyd Mayweather and McGregor, age is just a number. GGG is in fantastic shape due to a rigorous training regimen. He has told reporters that he “feels like he did ten years ago” as we approach fight night.
Golovkin also has serious power. Canelo hasn’t faced a fighter with this kind of knockout ability in quite a while and never someone with GGG’s power and ability to plant their opponent on the canvas.
What We Like at Bovada
Firstly, we like Golovkin to win the fight at -150. The -150 price at Bovada is still one of the best online, if not the best available. Many other sportsbooks have GGG at -160. That guarantees you will get paid if he pulls off the victory.
Although, I must say I prefer going a little heavier on Golovkin to knockout Canelo. Bovada once again has a generous price on that at +160 for him to win by KO/TKO/DQ.