Canelo Odds: GGG trilogy bout set for September 17

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol Staredown

It is now, actually, official – ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, currently a -390 odds favorite, will finally meet Gennadiy ‘GGG’ Golovkin in his next fight.

The Mexican megastar, still licking his wounds after that upset loss to Dmitry Bivol up at light-heavyweight on May 7, had toyed with the idea of rematching Bivol in the immediate aftermath of that bout.

But then, some 16 days on, Alvarez told ESPN that his next bout will “surely” be the long-awaited trilogy with Golovkin before he moves back up to 175lbs for a rematch with Bivol. And within hours we had the official announcement that Canelo vs GGG 3 is confirmed once and for all.

Alvarez. now 57-2-2 in the paid ranks, finally bit off more than he could chew when he stepped up to 175lbs to face Bivol at T-Mobile Arena. He will move back to 168 – where he is the undisputed super-middleweight king – for the showdown with Golovkin.

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Canelo looked short of ideas as he tried to chop down the tree that is Bivol which big single punches. The Russian by contrast, boxed really smartly behind a high guard, often peppering Canelo with impressive combinations. Beating him with accuracy and volume.

Beforehand the smart money said it was almost impossible for Bivol to get a decision against Canelo in Vegas on Cinco De Mayo weekend. But get it he did, but only by a whisker. Astonishingly in a one-sided fight, all three judges had it level heading into the final round…

Before the bout there was talk of Canelo even moving up to cruiserweight or HEAVYWEIGHT to tackle Oleksandr Usyk – guess we can put those properly on the back burner for now.

Making picks and predictions in boxing is never easy, but here is where things stand as the dust settles:

Canelo Next Fight & Odds

So we finally know which route Canelo is taking – that trilogy showdown with GGG, likely again in Las Vegas, on Saturday September 17.

Sportsbooks already have lines available, and FanDuel makes Canelo a -390 favorite (bet $390 to win $100) with Golovkin a +290 shot (bet $100 to win $290). The Draw is +2000 – remember the first meeting between these two ended dead level back in September 2017.

The interesting thing here – Canelo would have started as the underdog if he had tried to settle the score with Bivol immediately at 175lbs. The last time he was an underdog was in those showdowns with Golovkin back in 2017 and 2018. Since, he has dominated and the sportsbooks have treated him like a P4P king.

Canelo Next Fight: Date and live stream

Like we said, Canelo vs GGG 3 will take place on Saturday September 17, 2022 – Mexican Independence Weekend. The venue will likely be Las Vegas, and highly likely T-Mobile Arena again.

As for the platform and pricing, the bout – like the Bivol fight – will again land on DAZN PPV. No more cheap subscription deals which allow you to watch the P4P king for a one-off monthly sub of $19.99.

The Bivol fight in May was available to existing DAZN subscribers at a cost of $59.99 while new subscribers needed to pay $79.99. So much for that Eddie Hearn boast that PPV is dead….clearly it was just sleeping.

As for the annual subscription price (previously $99.99) – that increased too. It is now $149.99 per year.

We expect things to be very similar come September 17.

Canelo Tickets

Canelo is the hottest ticket in boxing – the P4P king and the master of all he surveys.

The man from Guadalajara earned upwards of $50million in defeat vs Bivol, and it will be a similar story in September. And ticket need to be pretty expensive to account for that sort of payday.

Tickets to watch Alvarez fight normally sell out in minutes – especially in Vegas. Last week the secondary market was pretty steep – up to $20,000 for a good seat even three days out.

We expect tickets to go on sale for the Golovkin trilogy in a few days’ time. We’ll post details here once available.

How many belts does Canelo have in 2022?

Canelo completed unifying the major titles at super-middleweight in 2021. He defeated Britain’s Callum Smith in December 2020 to claim the WBC and WBA titles, then stopped another Briton Billy Joe Saunders in May 2021 to add the WBO title. The stoppage of Plant in November 2021 added the IBF strap to Canelo’s collection and meant he had the full set at 168lbs.

All of Canelo’s super-middleweight titles will be on the line vs Golovkin.

Why do they call him Canelo?

Pretty simple, and it’s all down to his red hair. Canelo is Spanish for ‘cinnamon’. All makes sense now, right?

How do betting odds work in boxing?

Boxing betting works pretty much the same way as other sports do.

The simplest bet of all is the money line – where you just bet a fighter to win.

If your pick – say Canelo – is -400, you win $100 for every $400 you bet. Tough sledding.

If your pick – say Golovkin – is +400, you win $400 for every $100 you put down.

As well as money line odds, there are a ton of prop bets and other special markets. You can bet on the method of victory or even what round the fight will end.

Basically there is a ton of betting fun out there every time a big fight happens.

Betting signup bonuses for Canelo fights

Every time Canelo fights the online sportsbooks offer great signup bonuses to entice new customers.

For example they might offer you +5000 that he wins, even though the money line is -600. The flip side is you’ll likely only be able to stake a small amount (maybe as low as a dollar), and you’ll need to be a new customer.

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How much will I win if I bet on Canelo?

That depends on who he is fighting, and what the odds are. The Mexican P4P king is always a hot favorite – in fact the last time he was not a favorite going into a fight was that career-defining rematch win vs Golovkin in 2018.

What were the Canelo vs Plant Odds?

Canelo was a -1000 shot (bet $1000 to win $100) with Plant around the +600 (bet $100 to win $600) mark.