Liverpool's Liam Smith defends his WBO light-middleweight title against the red headed Mexican Saul "Canelo" Alvarez at the AT & T Stadium in Dallas, Texas on Saturday night. This article contains our Canelo Alvarez v Liam Smith betting preview, with betting tips, expert predictions, enhanced odds, bookie free bets and no deposit bonuses on the fight!
CANELO ALVAREZ v LIAM SMITH: BETTING PREVIEW
Saul Alvarez (47-1-1 33KO’s) has only lost once in his 49 fight career - a points defeat to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Last November, he lifted the WBC and lineal middleweight titles from Miguel Cotto via unanimous decision. In his last fight in May, ‘Canelo’ had to take his time to break down Amir Khan - who like Kell Brook against GGG was jumping two weight divisions to fight the Mexican in Las Vegas. He had a few problems with the Bolton fighter’s speed early on, but once the Mexican found his range it was only a matter of time before he took out Khan, and that came in the sixth round via a crunching right hand. Now he will fight at junior middleweight but we expect him to move up to full middleweight in order to fight Gennady Golovkin.
The Mexican is an aggressive counterpuncher with power. He is an excellent body puncher and has good defensive skills in close range. His struggles with making 155lbs are widely documented, and the extra 1lb he has to lose to make 154lbs could be a crucial factor in the outcome of this fight. Canelo could fade if it goes past six rounds.
Liam Smith (23-0-1 13KO’s) captured his vacant belt by knocking out American John Thompson, a skilled, lanky fighter with quick hands but limited power and a suspect chin. He is completely untested against opponents with Canelo's talent level.
Smith he is a talented pressure fighter with an exciting style. The 28-year-old Liverpudlian does have a good defence and solid punching power. Furthermore, he is a precise and hurtful body puncher, with fast hands and is capable of mixing up his attack with devastating power on the inside.
CANELO ALVAREZ v LIAM SMITH: BEST ODDS
|CANELO ALVAREZ|| 4.00 with||Bet £10, win £40.00|
|THE DRAW||34.00 with||Bet £10, win £340.00|
|LIAM SMITH||29.00 with||Bet £10, win £290.00|
CANELO ALVAREZ v LIAM SMITH: PREDICTIONS
|OUR PICKS||BEST ODDS||BOOKMAKER|
|Winner: Canelo Alvarez to win the fight||4.00|
|Method of Victory: Canelo to win by KO, TKO or DSQ||6.00|
|Total Rounds: Under 8.5 rounds||2.00|
|Round betting: Canelo Alvarez in Round 8||13.00|
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