Canelo Alvarez v Billy Joe Saunders Betting Tips
Pound for Pound King of the Ring Canelo Alvarez puts his WBA, WBC and Ring super middleweight titles on the line when he takes on unbeaten Billy Joe Saunders at the AT&T Stadium in Texas on Saturday night. The Mexican superstar who last tasted defeat back in 2013 when he was beaten by Floyd Mayweather Jr. has reeled off 13 wins and a draw since that day and if he needs any additional motivation, victory on Saturday will see him also add Saunders’ WBO belt to his growing collection and in the process become the first person to unify the division. Tipsters Form Labs guide you to where the value might lie with their betting tips for the fight while we have some additional value with our boosted odds which you can claim below.
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Canelo Firm Favourite
The bookies have certainly made their mind up with this one, and if that’s anything to go by this should be a convincing win for the Mexican who is priced up at 1/6 for this fight.
Mike Tyson believes Saunders is already knocked out, while one of the Englishman’s former victims Chris Eubank Junior feels there is just a different grade of class between the two fighters.
Canelo (55-1-2, 37 KOs) hasn’t tasted defeat since he faced Floyd Mayweather Junior back in 2013, winning 13 of his 14 fights since then with the only blemish coming in his opening fight with GGG.
The Mexican is the current WBA and WBO belts at Super Middleweight level, and will be looking to add the WBO title here when he takes on the undefeated Billy Joe Saunders (30-0, 14 KOs).
Step Up In Class For Saunders
Saunders is an incredibly skilled fighter by his own merit and has the effervescent Tyson Fury in his corner too which is only going to help confidence.
The real criticism of Saunders in his career so far is that he’s yet to face anyone of immense quality in recent years, with David Lemieux the only notable opponent of his last five, and there are fears this could be a step too far for the Brit.
Six of his last seven completed bouts have gone to a decision, which doesn’t bode well against arguably the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world.
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Alvarez To Win On Points
The value looks to lie in a points decision here between two fighters who are yet to be knocked out in their careers.
Five of Canelo’s last seven fights have gone to a decision (excluding Avni Yildirim who retired), and with three American judges, we’d be surprised to see a points decision go the way of Saunders, so Canelo on points looks the best value here.