Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders odds preview and fight prediction: Who will win?

Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders odds preview and fight prediction: Who will win?

May 5, 2021

SAUL 'CANELO' ALVAREZ is the bookies' odds-on favourite to win the huge unification title fight against Billy Joe Saunders this weekend.

Alvarez is as short as 1/7 to win the super-middleweight showdown as they fight for the WBC, WBA Super, WBO and Ring Magazine belts.

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Canelo took his record to an astonishing 55 wins after he cruised past Turkey’s Avni Yildirim in his last bout.

While Saunders can be backed at 5/1 to cause an upset in Texas.

Saunders, who is confident of pulling off a shock win, was last in action back in December when he beat Martin Murray.

The bookies have evenly priced Canelo's method of victory, as he is 13/10 to win on points/decision and EVENS to win via KO/TKO.

While Saunders is 30/1 to win by KO/TKO and just 5/1 to win on points or decision.

Canelo vs Saunders odds

Fight results

  • Canelo: 1/7
  • Draw: 22/1
  • Saunders: 5/1

Method of victory

  • Canelo Points or Decision – 13/10
  • Canelo KO/TKO – EVS
  • Billy Joe Saunders Points or Decision – 5/1
  • Saunders KO/TKO – 30/1

Group round betting

  • Canelo Round 1 – 3: 13/1
  • Canelo Round 4 – 6: 6/1
  • Canelo Round 7 – 9: 4/1
  • Canelo Round 10 – 12: 11/2
  • Saunders Round 1 – 3: 50/1
  • Saunders Round 4 – 6: 50/1
  • Saunders Round 7 – 9: 50/1
  • Saunders Round 10 – 12: 50/1

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The group round betting odds suggest Canelo will win in the later stages of the fight.

His shortest price is to win in rounds 7-9 at 4/1 while Saunders is priced at 50/1 to win across any of the rounds.

Saunders said: "Canelo, I’m ready to rock and roll.

“You have to dare to be great and you aren’t going to be a great if you don’t beat the greats. 

“I believe I am the only one with the footwork, know-how, skill-set, mindset and brain to unlock that door in Canelo.

“He’s the main man in the sport and the face of boxing. You have to give him respect, he hasn’t ducked anyone, he’s beaten good names, but nobody is unbeatable, and I believe I have got the tools to beat him if I use them properly and if the game plan comes off that I believe works."

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