Canelo Alvarez Favourite To Win May 2nd Clash

Published on March 6th, 2020 11:03 am EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

A boxing match that will unite the 168 pound category.  Fight in the spotlight. Canelo Alvarez's next fight is set to be against Billy Joe Saunders. The fight is rumoured to be taking place in Las Vegas on May 2nd, which is the Cinco de Mayo weekend.

Billy Joe Saunders is certainly a solid challenger for Alvarez and is capable of giving the #3 pound-for-pound fighter in the world a run for his money.

Having said that, however, Alvarez is the clear favourite to win the fight out of the gate. Here are the current odds for the fight as of this moment, courtesy of a major offshore sports book:

Canelo Alvarez, -700
Billy Joe Saunders, +400

This means that you would have to wager $700 on Canelo Alvarez in order to have a chance of winning $100 in profit back, while a successful $100 wager on Billy Joe Saunders would yield a total profit of $400.


Canelo Alvarez will enter this fight with a 53-1-2 record and is currently in the midst of a four fight winning streak that includes wins over Sergey Kovalev and Gennadiy Golovkin.

Billy Joe Saunders, on the other hand, currently has a perfect record of 29-0-0 that includes wins over David Lemieux and Chris Eubank Jr.


This will be a 168-pound unification fight, with both men putting up their titles.

Billy Joe Saunders will reportedly make $8 million for this fight, while Canelo Alvarez is set to receive $35 million.

The fight will be broadcast on DAZN, as Alvarez is a DAZN-contracted fighter.

This is obviously a massive step up for Billy Joe Saunders, while Alvarez is used to fight in the spotlight.

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