On September 15, 2018, one year after the controversial fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez will once again fight for the title of middleweight boxing champion. The previous fight ended in a controversial draw but still managed to attract millions of viewers, becoming one of the most watched sports events last year.
Golovkin is the current middleweight champion, having unified the WBA Super, WBC, and IBO middleweight titles. The Kazakhstani boxer is considered the best middleweight fighter at the moment and holds the longest active unified championship reign. Golovkin is a pressure fighter with a durable chin, having never been knocked out or down during his amateur and professional career. He’s got an incredible knockout-to-win percentage (87.2%) which makes him a truly formidable fighter.
However, Golovkin will certainly not have it easy against Canelo Alvarez. The popular Mexican boxer is a two-time light-middleweight champion and considered the world’s best pound-for-pound active boxer by boxing website BoxRec. The controversial Mexican was willing to agree to an earlier rematch with Golovkin but was issued a 6-month suspension due to use of a banned substance (Clenbuterol). His ban ends in August this year, which resulted in the match being rescheduled for September 15.
Millions of fans are excited about the fight. The previous bout ended in a controversial draw, with a lot of drama behind the scenes afterward. Alvarez has reiterated his desire to take down Golovkin who didn’t pick works for his opponent as well, so we’re surely in for a great rematch.
Here are the odds for the fight:
Thanks to lucrative sponsorship deals with Premier League teams, Fun88 has recently established itself as a reputable online bookmaker. The site offers betting on different markets and sports and the odds are quite attractive. Fun88 offers a free bet of up to £28 for new players as well as great specials and promo offers for their loyal punters.
When it comes to the Alvarez vs. Golovkin match, Fun88 offers betting in two markets. The bookmaker has made Golovkin the absolute favorite with odds of 20/39, with Alvarez being given odds of 7/5. You can also place your bets in the Rounds Full Time market – the odds are 20/43 for Over 11.5 rounds and 29/20 for Under 11.5.
Considering the fact that the last match ended in a draw after 12 rounds and the unappealing odds for heavy favorite Gennady Golovkin, you should consider your options carefully.
SportPesa became a popular bookie in the UK only recently after spending years as one of the best bookmakers in Africa (specifically Kenya). With the help of a few Premier League sponsorship deals, SportPesa managed to raise its rating significantly, becoming the favorite of many British punters. Besides the £10 Matched Bet for newcomers, SportPesa has great promos for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and other sports events as well.
Just like Fun88, SportPesa allows you to bet on the Outright Winner and Rounds Full Time market. Golovkin is again the favorite for the fight, being given odds of 20/39. SportPesa clearly feels that Canelo Alvarez has chances of winning the bout, giving him quite enticing odds of 7/5.
If betting on the Outright Winner isn’t your forte, you can try your hand in the Rounds Full Time market. The odds for Over 11.5 rounds are 20/43, and if you think the match will end in under 11.5 rounds, you can place your money on odds of 29/20.
Although MansionBet launched in February 2018, it is run by Mansion LTD, a well-known name in the online betting industry. Initial reactions to the odds and sports markets on the site are pretty positive and although there aren’t any special promotions at the moment, we’re sure that the enticing odds will be enough to attract a huge number of UK punters. We think that it won’t be long before MansionBet enters the list of Top 10 British bookmakers.
For the Alvarez vs. Golovkin match, MansionBet favors the Kazakhstani boxer with odds of 20/39. Alvarez is being given odds of 7/5, which look more appealing to us. The match will certainly be close like the last one, and the Mexican fighter has a great arsenal at his disposal, so maybe you should back him up.
If you’d like to place a bet in the Rounds Full Time market, you can do so at odds of 10/21 for Over 11.5 rounds and 6/4 at Under 11.5.
After being rebranded last summer, SportNation established itself as one of the most popular bookmakers in the British betting market. SportNation offers betting on almost any sport you can think of and has a great offer for new customers you shouldn’t miss. Of course, there are ongoing promotions for the World Cup and a Best Odds Guaranteed offers for horse racing.
The Alvarez vs. Golovkin match is featured on SportNation as well. Again, Golovkin is the heavy favorite with odds of 20/39, while Alvarez is behind him with odds of 7/5. We must admit that the odds for the Kazakhstani boxer are not that great – you will make much more money if you bet on Alvarez.
If you think the match will go Over or Under 11.5 rounds, you can place a bet on odds of 10/21 and 6/4 respectively. The last match lasted for 12 rounds – if you think that this time it will be over sooner, betting on Under 11.5 rounds seems like a great deal.
Although RedZoneSports is focused on American sports primarily, that doesn’t mean the bookie doesn’t offer sports popular in the UK. In fact, it offers a variety of sports and markets to bet on and has quite attractive odds as well. RedZoneSports offers the mandatory newcomer bonus as well as many other specials for different sports events.
The odds for the outright winner for the Alvarez vs. Golovkin are slightly different on RedZoneSports. The Kazakhstani fighter is again the favorite with odds of 10/19, while Canelo Alvarez is being given odds of 29/20. This means that although Golovkin is seen as the favorite, the bookmaker clearly believes Alvarez has got what it takes to win the bout.
When it comes to the Rounds Full Time market, RedZoneSports’ odds are 10/21 for Over 11.5 and 6/4 for Under 11.5. This time, bookies feel that it’s more likely for the match to go over 11.5 rounds, but the odds for Under 11.5 are certainly more attractive. Maybe this time the boxers will try to finish the job earlier instead of waiting for the judges to decide.