Our resident Boxing expert picks out a 5/2 shot as Canelo Alvarez puts his undisputed super-middleweight championship on the line against Britain’s John Ryder in Guadalajara, Mexico this weekend.
I expect a good fight here on Saturday night (the early hours of Sunday morning in the UK), and one that goes long and doesn’t end with an early blowout victory for Canelo, who starts the fight as a huge 1/16 favourite.
I feel the bout will go long; into the second half, before Canelo either gets the stoppage or secures the victory on points.
I actually really like the look of Canelo ‘Over 7.5 Rounds’ – meaning he would have to win the fight by stoppage in any round between eight and 12, which is priced at 5/2.
If you feel the fight may end before then or after then, you can get Canelo to win ‘By Technical Knockout’ at any time, which is available at Even-Money.
That means if the referee stops the fight, the towel comes in or if there is a cut which results in Mexican retaining his titles, then we will pay out on that market.
John Ryder, the outsider, is a very tough, durable and experienced operator though, and if you believe he will take Canelo the distance then you can get 15/4 on the Mexican winning the fight via a ‘Unanimous Decision’.
How about those of you who are backing the Englishman to produce one of the biggest upsets in British boxing history?
Well, you can get a massive 22/1 on John Ryder coming over here to Guadalajara and ripping all four super-middleweight titles away from Canelo Alvarez by ‘Decision’!
All of that said, my tip this weekend is for Canelo Alvarez to win this fight ‘Over 7.5 Rounds’ by KO or TKO at 5/2.
Fight Outcome: Canelo 'By KO, TKO or Disqualification'
Over 7.5 Rounds
Was 9/4 >>> Now 5/2
When Will Fight End Groups (1):
Canelo Alvarez v John Ryder - To Go The Distance
Was 5/2 >>> Now 11/4
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Odds displayed within this article were correct at the time of writing and subject to fluctuation.