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Canelo Alvarez v Jermell Charlo Tips from Rob Tebbutt

Our resident boxing expert Rob Tebbutt looks ahead to Saturday night's hotly-anticipated undisputed super-middleweight showdown at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Canelo Alvarez (-400) v Jermell Charlo (+300)

So, the one we have all been waiting for - it's undisputed versus undisputed as Canelo Alvarez puts his super-middleweight titles on the line against the four-belt super-welterweight champion Jermell Charlo.

I think it's fair to say that Mexican superstar Canelo is rightly the wide-favourite given Charlo has been inactive for the past 16 months and is, of course, moving up two weight-classes for this fight.

That said he is the undisputed champion at 154lbs; he has enormous pedigree, great punching power and has Derrick James, a wonderful trainer in his corner.

But will all of that be enough to upset the -400 favorite Canelo Alvarez this weekend?

For me, I don't feel it will be, with Canelo being the more active fighter and the more natural 168lbs fighter too. I just can't see anything other than him winning this fight by stoppage, which is available at +240.

I also like the look of Canelo to win 'Between Rounds 7 - 12' - we've seen him get those mid-to-late round stoppages over Sergey Kovalev, Billy Joe Saunders and Caleb Plant, and you can get +400 on him winning this fight during the second half too.

I do expect Charlo to be competitive, but I just feel that his inactivity and stepping up in weight will just slow him down, thus allowing Canelo to get that late stoppage.

But if you are one of those backing Charlo to upset the odds and dethrone Canelo on Saturday, then my play would have to be for the Louisiana native to win 'By Decision', which is priced up at +500.

I know how difficult it will be for him to get a decision win in Vegas, but the one thing harder to do than beat Canelo Alvarez by decision is to beat him by knocking him out!

Rob Tebbutt's Tip

Despite how hard Charlo punches at 154lbs, Canelo boasts one of, if not the best, chin in boxing, and I just can't see it being cracked on Saturday night, which is why my play on this fight will be for Canelo Alvarez to win 'Between Rounds 7 - 12' at +400.

Canelo Alvarez v Jermell Charlo
Bet Boosts >>

Same Game Parlay:
Fight Result: Canelo Alvarez
Under 10.5 Rounds
Was +300 >> Now +325

Fight Outcome (5 Way):
Canelo Alvarez by Decision or Technical Decision
Was -120 >> Now -110

Round Group Betting (4):
Canelo Alvarez to win in Rounds 1 - 6
Was +850 >> Now +1000

Same Game Parlay:
Fight Result: Jermell Charlo
Over 7.5 Rounds
Was +375 >> Now +450

All odds and Bet Boosts were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or fluctuation.

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