- Betting odds for Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders have been released.
- Canelo is currently a -400 favorite to Saunders as a +275 underdog.
- Canelo recently defeated Avni Yildirim and set’s his target on Saunders next for May 8th.
Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders is finally becoming a reality. The title unification bout is set for May, with an exact date and location to be confirmed. We review the latest odds for Canelo vs Saunders below.
Canelo vs Saunders Odds
|Billy Joe Saunders||+275|
The Mexican Superstar Canelo Alvarez is currently a -400 favorite (bet $400 to win $100). Meanwhile, Saunders is a +275 underdog, (bet $100 to win $275).
The chances of a draw occurring have been set at +2000, bet $10 to win $200. Be sure to check out Bovada for all the latest boxing odds on Canelo vs Saunders.
When the betting odds were released for this potential fight in late 2019, Canelo was a -300 favorite.
BJS will be the seventh British boxer Canelo has faced. He last fought Callum Smith in December 2019 and fought mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim on February 27 in Miami. Canelo was is a huge betting favorite over Yildirim for that bout.
Saunders The Underdog
There was a point where Billy Joe Saunders and Canelo Alvarez were seen as a 50/50 fight. However, Saunders hasn’t been as active and fought the same caliber of opponents that Canelo has. Which swings the favor in Canelo’s direction in a massive way.
That being said, stylistically BJS should give Canelo an interesting fight. Their styles have been comparable and if we see a motivated Saunders this fight could end up much closer than the oddsmakers are suggesting.
Canelo Eyes Title Unification in 2021
Saunders is the unbeaten WBO champion and his belt edged Canelo a step closer to becoming the division’s undisputed champion (Caleb Plant holds the IBF title). Plant remains a big betting underdog for a potential clash against Canelo.
Smith, who lost to Canelo via unanimous decision, told Sky Sports: “I don’t think anyone beats him.
“He may only lose if he keeps going up in weight but he has put a stop to that. His defense is just too good.”
Fireworks Expected for Cinco De Mayo
Canelo has made Cinco De Mayo his own celebration, by adding to the Mexican festivities whenever he can.
He has fought a total of six times during the Cinco De Mayo weekend, with May 8th being the most likely date we will see him face Sanders. Location wise The Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas as well as possible locations in Texas and Florida are being considered.
2021 seems to be falling into place nicely for Canelo Alvarez, as a fan you have to love his activity. Once fight night draws closer be sure to check out our predictions and betting props for Canelo vs Saunders.