One of the most exciting boxing fights of 2019 is scheduled to take place on May 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada when Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez steps into the boxing ring to face Daniel Jacobs for the Middleweight World Championship.
The bookmakers have Canelo Alvarez as a heavy betting favourite and many sites have hit at -500. Just to give you an idea as to how overwhelming those odds are, you would have to put down $500 to make $100.
The bookies know that Canelo has improved his boxing skill-set in leaps and bounds since his two fights to Gennady Golovkin.
Their first bout ended in a controversial draw and the rematch saw Alvarez get a decision win over GGG. The 29 year old Mexican fighter has a fantastic record of 54 fights, 1 loss and 2 draws – with 35 of those victories coming by KO. Alvarez has now established himself as one of the top 5 boxers in the world and his camp is very confident that he will make quick work of the New Yorker Daniel Jacobs.
Motivedia – Boxing
Canelo’s only loss came at the hands of the legendary Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. It is going to take a boxer of immense skill and fight IQ to upset Canelo and Jacobs believes he is the man to get the job done.
The 32 year old Jacob also has an impressive record with 35 fights and 2 losses – with 29 of his wins coming by way of KO. He is a +350 underdog with the bookies and if he wins, those who bettors who backed him are in for a heavy payday. If you put down $100 on Jacobs and he wins, you will end up with a $350 payday.
GGG Does Not Agree With The Bookies
One person who does not agree with the bookmakers is GGG who knows both fighters well. GGG beat Jacobs in 2017 via decision and also has the experience of fighting Canelo twice. He believes that the fight on Saturday is going to be a lot closer than what the bookies predict. GGG believes that the two fighters are more or less even going into the fight and says it is hard to predict who will emerge victorious.
Those who support Daniel Jacobs have warned him not to leave it in the hands of the judges and to go for the KO!