Golovkin Opens as Small Favorite To Beat Alvarez in Rematch

Published on September 20th, 2017 1:22 pm EST
Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez II - Boxing match odds - Rematch. Thanks to a ridiculous result in their first fight, Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez will likely be stepping into the ring once again for a rematch.

Was the judging in the first fight rigged? Was there some sort of a payoff? Given Adalaide Byrd's criminal 118-110 score in favor of Canelo Alvarez, the fight ended in a draw, despite the fact that Golovkin CLEARLY won the fight. You could make an argument that the fight was close enough to finish in a draw, but there is no way that any knowledgable fight fan can argue for a 118-110 Alvarez card.

What does this mean? It means that Golovkin/Alvarez II is going to happen.


Gennady Golovkin was the favorite for the first fight and is an even bigger favorite for the second. Here are the current betting odds as of this moment:

GGG, -165
Alvarez, +135

As you can see, the odds are fairly close, though Golovkin certainly does have the advantage.

In the run-up to the last fighters, bettors pounded Golovkin, which resulted in his odds to win surging lower to -500.

The people who wagered on Golovkin to win, as you can imagine, were extremely disappointed by the result, as they felt that GGG had clearly done enough to win.


As this fight moves closer (there is a rumor that May 5th is being targeted), I would expect that the line will move more in Golovkin's direction.

There is just too much money on the line for this fight not to be made - with Mayweather now retired once again, there is no fight that comes even close to a rematch between GGG and Alvarez.

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