67.6% of bets placed on Billy Joe Saunders to upset Canelo Alvarez
Canelo Alvarez is one of the greatest boxes of his generation. He is 37-1-2 and is a multiple time world champion. Now he’s defending his title yet again, this time against Billy Joe Saunders.
Given Alvarez’s impressive resume it’s easy to see why oddsmakers have him a massive favorite. He’s currently given -625 odds, or an implied 86.2% chance of winning the fight. Meanwhile, Saunders is given +500 odds, or an implied 16.7% chance to win the fight.
Bettors see things differently though. Over the last 7 days, 67.6% of bets have been placed on Saunders to pull off a huge upset. Only 25.1% of bets have been placed on Alvarez to win the fight. A surprisingly high 7.4% of bets have been placed on a draw.
Quote from OddsChecker spokesman Kyle Newman, “Canelo is one of the most accomplished boxers in the world. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why bettors feel so strongly that he’ll lose. Perhaps Saunder’s 30-0 record is appealing. Maybe it’s how long Saunders odds have gotten that’s dragged them in. Whatever the case, bettors clearly see Canelo as the underdog coming into this fight. That’s not a position he’s been in much in his career.”
CANELO ALVAREZ V. BILLY JOE SAUNDERS RESULTS ODDS
|Canelo Alvarez wins||-625||86.2%|
|Billy Joe Saunders wins||+500||16.7%|
In May 8th (May 9th 4am GMT) Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez (55-1-3) will be boxing against Hertfordshire’s Billy Joe Saunders (30-0-0) AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
They are looking to compete for the vacant WBC and WBA super-middleweight titles, currently held by Canelo.
Canelo, a four-division world champion, has already defeated six English fighters and has only lost once against Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2013.
Billy Joe Saunders has less matches under his belt, but has been in 5 title fights and is currently undefeated.
Parimatch has predicted it to be an win for Canelo and will likely be a fight of endurance and technique lasting many rounds.
It’s predicted to be a win for Canelo:
Canelo win: 1/6
The Method of victory which has been predicted is likely to be a Decision or Technical Decision:
Canelo to win by Decision or Technical Decision: 10/11
Canelo to win by KO, TKO or disqualification: 6/4
Saunders to win by Decision or Technical Decision: 5/1
It predicted to last around 10 rounds and may go the distance:
Under 10.5 rounds: 5/4
Over 10.5 rounds: 4/7
Will go to distance: 5/6