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Alvarez vs Golovkin Fight 3 Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks

Four Years Later, Saga to Close in Emphatic Fashion

Odds Heavily Favor Alvarez

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin fought twice, with both bouts being razor-close. Yet, Canelo was the only boxer to score a victory. Now four years after their last fight, the boxing odds significantly favor Alvarez to conclude their rivalry in a decisive fashion. But now Golovkin could prove to be a highly lucrative bet as an underdog for the first time ever.

Let’s check the latest, stats, injury reports, and boxing betting odds for Alvarez vs Golovkin.

Boxers Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin face off
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Champion Could Be Vulnerable

It may be uncharted territory for Alvarez as he is potentially staring at a second consecutive defeat. The undisputed super middleweight champion got throttled by Dmitry Bivol up a weight division and now the Mexican must turn back his old rival for a second straight time to get back to his winning ways.

Alvarez is still a 6-1 favorite on the online sports betting lines as he is unbeaten at 168 pounds. He dominated Callum Smith to capture the WBA and WBC titles and finished Caleb Plant and Billy Joe Saunders to become the division’s sole champion.

Canelo’s only non-victories have come at another weight class. He reigns at super middleweight where he’s able to perfectly blend peak athletic performance with his sharp skills. Golovkin fights mainly at middleweight and is fighting up a weight class for the first time, which benefits Alvarez on paper.

Golovkin Angling for Last Laugh

Golovkin comes into this fight with Alvarez with nothing to lose. He’s a 40-year-old underdog who many expect is close to retirement. If anything, the Kazakhstani is playing with house money and he’s shooting for the moon here. That’s what Golovkin needs to do to beat Alvarez.

The two-time unified middleweight champion won the first fight in the eyes of everyone but the judges. He lost the second as Alvarez took the fight to him. This time around, Golovkin must flip the script and be the one to dictate the pace against his rival.

Fighting up a weight division has its disadvantages. But among the advantages, Golovkin does not need to cut too much weight and his power may only become stronger. Punch-for-punch, Golovkin hits harder than Alvarez so he can throw caution into the wind and go for it much like Juan Manuel Marquez against Manny Pacquiao in their fourth and final match.

Alvarez vs Golovkin 3 Head-to-Head

Alvarez and Golovkin are built similarly with the latter being two inches taller. The Mexican has a youth advantage as he is eight years Golovkin’s junior. The middleweight champ has also outlanded Alvarez in both of their fights.

Alvarez vs Golovkin 3 Fight Information

  • Records: Alvarez, Jr. (57-2-2, 39 KOs) vs Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs)
  • Location: T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nev.
  • Day/Time: Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 p.m. ET
  • Alvarez vs Golovkin Live stream: Box Live

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Alvarez vs Golovkin 3 Betting Lines

Alvarez vs Golovkin 3 Prediction

It’s clear why Alvarez is decidedly favored here: He is younger and has fought better competition than Golovkin. They are also fighting at his weight class where is undefeated. Canelo also defeated Golovkin the last time they fought. The challenger has not evolved much since then whereas Alvarez has progressively gotten more complex.

Alvarez should turn Golovkin back in what could be his best victory yet. However, we fancy a bet online on Golovkin to upset Canelo. There is an air of familiarity here that could push this one to be more fast-paced than their previous fight. Golovkin will put the pressure on Canelo and either go out on his shield or pull off the greatest win of his career.

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