Canelo Has Longest Odds in Three Years Agaisnt Bivol


Canelo Vs Bivol Legacy Is Earned

  • Canelo Alvarez’s current odds of -450 against Dmitry Bivol are his longest since fighting Daniel Jacobs at -450 in 2019.
  • Alvarez is also listed at -150 to win the fight via decision or technical decision.
  • The Canelo vs Bivol bout is favored to go the distance at -275 odds.

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is a heavy betting favorite to beat Dmitry Bivol on Saturday night but if you look at Canelo’s odds history, he is set to enter the ring with his longest odds in three years.

Alvarez is currently priced at the -450 to -500 range against Bivol and if those prices hold, that will be his longest price since closing at -450 against Daniel Jacobs in May 2019.

‘I Feel Nobody Could Beat Me Right Now’

At 31, Alvarez is at the peak of his powers. He is boxing’s no. 1 pound for pound fighter and is coming off a November win over Caleb Plant wherein he became the sport’s first undisputed super middleweight champion. In a recent interview with SI.com, Canelo says that he feels nobody could beat him right now. You can’t blame him.

The last time that Alvarez was truly challenged was when Jacobs took a total of 14 rounds from him in a unanimous decision win three years ago. After that, he won four out of his next five bouts via stoppage and the only man to go the distance with him was Callum Smith, who won only a total of five rounds in three judges’ scorecards.

During that stretch, Alvarez closed as high as a -3300 betting favorite when he fought Avni Yildirim in February 2021. On the other hand, his longest odds during that period was when he entered the ring at -550 against Sergey Kovalev. Meanwhile, Alvarez was listed at -600 odds against Smith.

Latest Canelo-Bivol Odds

At online sportsbook BetMGM, Alvarez is currently the -450 betting favorite to wrest Bivol’s belt. Meanwhile, the champion is listed as a +350 underdog which is the first time that he’s seen the plus money sign written next to his name. Prior to this bout, Bivol’s longers opening odds were at -475 when he fought Sullivan Barrera in March 2018. But while he’s the champion, unbeaten, and with a four-inch height advantage over his opponent, Bivol has never fought someone like or even near Canelo’s quality. But if there’s any consolation of sorts for Bivol, it’s that the oddsmakers don’t expect him to get knocked out.

According to the BetOnline App, the bout is a -275 favorite to go the distance, with the odds of it ending prematurely currently pegged at +200. Alvarez to win the fight via decision has the shortest odds in Method of Victory betting at -150. That is followed by Canelo winning via stoppage which is at +450. Should there be a stoppage, Canelo is a +700 to end the fight between Rounds 7 to 9, with a stoppage in Round 8 as the most favorite round at +1800.

The shortest odds for a Bivol stoppage on Saturday night is listed at +5000, which is the price for him winning in rounds 7,8,9, or 10 in the round betting market. As far as the round group betting market is concerned, Bivol’s shortest price is at +2000 for a win between Rounds 7-9. The champion beating Alvarez on points is his best odds at +650 while the odds of him knocking out Canelo is listed at +1100.





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