Canelo Alvarez Vs. Daniel Jacobs – Betting Predictions, Odds, And Picks
One of the biggest fights of the year, if not, the fight, of the year will take place this weekend as Canelo Alvarez takes on Daniel Jacobs. The unified middleweight champion, Canelo Alvarez, will put his three 160-pounds belts on the line when he takes IBF Champion, Daniel Jacobs. It is a fight we were almost sure to see with both signing with streaming service, DAZN, last year. However, boxing fans will see it sooner rather than later.
The fight will take place this Saturday, May 4th at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas at 9 PM EST. It can only be viewed on the DAZN app, which is available on smart TVs, game consoles, smartphones, and most other internet connected devices. The first month you sign up for DAZN is free. After that, it’s $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year.
Canelo Vs. Jacobs Fight Odds
Canelo is a big favorite in this fight, and the odds have moved in his favor since opening. Most sportsbooks had Alvarez at -325 and Jacobs at +265 when the odds opened. Since then, they have moved towards the champion. At MyBookie.ag, the odds are currently at Canelo -460 and Jacobs +355. The total number of rounds is 10.5 but heavily juiced on the over at -255, as oddsmakers expect this one to go the distance.
Who Will Win Alvarez or Jacobs?
It is undoubtedly hard to bet against Canelo right now, but this fight is not a walk in the park for the unified champion. Jacobs will have a height and reach advantage against Canelo. He is also an extremely skilled boxer with plenty of power behind his punches. He’s considerably taller than Canelo at 5’11 ½ compared to Canelo’s 5’8”. The reach advantage is a little closer with Jacobs at 73 inches and Canelo at 70 ½ inches.
Some believe that Jacobs’ size and weight advantages will give Canelo trouble. But, based on the way the odds have moved, and how skilled of a fighter Canelo is, that does not seem to be likely. Canelo’s chin is excellent is one of his more underrated factors. He has fought GGG twice and didn’t seem to have any problems taking punches from one of the sport’s heaviest hitters.
It’s also worth noting that the judges have been particularly partial to Canelo in recent years. One could argue that he deserved to lose his last fight against GGG. Instead, he was given a victory, when it certainly should have been a draw, at worst. Canelo by a decision is a little steep at -460 but is still a bet worth taking. At least, where the odds stand as of now. But, MyBookie.ag also has odds on Canelo to win by KO, TKO, or DQ (+225) and to win by decision (-120). Both of those look a lot better than laying -465. Either way, I expect Canelo to win this fight.
Alvarez is easily boxing’s biggest star right now. After beating Gennady Golovkin in September of last year, he signed a massive five year, 11-fight deal that will pay him at least $365 million. Known for his aggressive fighting style – he will bring in plenty of viewers and new subscribers to DAZN. Canelo has fought 54 times and has 35 knockouts. His only loss came against Floyd Mayweather, and he has two draws, including one against Gennady Golovkin. Alvarez’s last fight, his first on DAZN, was against 31-year-old Brit, Rocky Fielding. Alvarez easily won the fight, knocking out fielding in the third round.
Jacobs doesn’t have the international acclaim of Canelo, but the fighter also has a deal with DAZN and fought his way back from osteosarcoma, a life-threatening form of bone cancer. After being diagnosed in 2011 with the disease – he was able to recover enough to resume his career. He came back with a vengeance and a new nickname, “Miracle Man,” and got a title shot against GGG in 2017. He lost the fight, but he went the distance with Golovkin and was one of the few fighters to truly hurt him. Most recently, he beat Sergiu Derevyanchenko to win the IBF title. Jacobs’ overall record has him at 37 total fights, with 29 knockouts and just two losses.