Canelo vs GGG: What are the Odds?

Canelo vs GGG is a fight that everybody is talking about. The boxer-puncher showdown between the 29-year-old Cuban superstar and the three-time boxing champion turns 35 on September 8th. The fight is set to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and will be televised live by Pay-Per-View.

The odds for Canelo winning are currently listed at +400 with some bookmakers and that for GGG are even more generous, being listed at +450. While those odds might not mean much to the layperson, they are actually quite good. In fact, the odds for Canelo winning are among the best ever seen in a boxing match, and even in the top ten of all-time in the sport. The fact that these two athletes will be going at it in the ring makes it one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year. Let’s take a closer look at these incredible odds and try to figure out what drives them.

Why Are The Odds So Good?

First of all, this is not the average Canelo-GGG match. Canelo is regarded by many boxing experts as one of the best fighters in the sport and has an extremely well-deserved nickname, ‘The King’. He is a legitimate 7’2″ superstar with a 49-3 record, who recently returned from a three-year absence due to a drug ban. GGG on the other hand is a highly controversial figure, who has been called everything from a ‘cheater’ to a ‘hater’. He will turn 35 in October and is coming off a loss to Billy Joe Saunders in April. Prior to that, he had won 15 straight fights, including an important win over WBC middleweight champion Rocky Fielding in January. This fight with Canelo is by far his biggest and most crucial bout to date. Even more impressively, Canelo has always done well in fights against top competition, as his 47-14 career record proves. For his part, GGG has more than held his own against the very best opposition, going 13-1 against Virgil Heroyes, Arthur Abraham, and Austin Trout. This will be his first fight against a top-notch boxer in a long time, and many believe that he will have a real challenge in front of him.

Why Shouldn’t GGG Win?

We’ve got to give GGG his due credit here. Not only has he fought the best competition in the sport and beaten them regularly, but he has also continued to improve throughout his entire professional career. Just a few years ago, he was a somewhat one-dimensional boxer, who relied heavily on his right hand. Nowadays, he uses his left hook and straight right as much as his right, proving that he has indeed evolved as a boxer. This is the sort of opponent that anyone would fear, but it’s quite an achievement to go 15-1 against them. In addition to this, GGG will be facing off against the best opponent of his career, which makes this a truly critical moment for both men. It won’t be easy but we feel confident that GGG will emerge victorious.

On the flip side, Canelo has been in the spotlight for a very long time and has established himself as one of the premiere boxers in the sport. While his stats don’t lie, as he has more losses than wins, he still carries a lot of weight and prestige with his victories. This is also his toughest test to date and will be a real joy to watch. Aside from this, his aggressive style will undoubtedly give GGG some trouble, as he tries to unload in every round.

How Much Does This Match Matter To The Sportsbooks?

This one’s quite easy, really. On one hand, we have a 35-year-old man named GGG, who is looking to make a comeback and prove that he still has it. On the other, we have Canelo, who is one of the best boxers in the sport and is looking to keep that title. Both men have a lot riding on this fight. Not only do they want to determine the winner, but they also want to show the boxing world that they still have it. The betting public is quite favorable towards Canelo, who is currently the favorite in the match, according to most sportsbooks. The fact that this will be his first match against top competition in a long time and the fact that it will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada adds more intrigue to the potential betting line. With so much riding on it, expect both men to give it their all and leave it all in the ring. This one definitely matters.

What About The Audience?

The T-Mobile Arena, where this fight will take place, is one of the largest and most modern sports and concert venues in the country. It has a capacity of 18,000 spectators and was designed to host the 2010 and 2011 NCAA basketball tournaments. The arena also hosted the first-ever Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in 2013 and has since then become a regular stop on the circus tour. With such a large audience and such a prestigious venue, it’s no surprise that boxing fans are eager to see this fight. It’s quite an impressive feat to secure a card in this stadium and even more remarkable that it is for a boxing match. This one definitely matters, as well.

The Pay-Per-View Market

The pay-per-view market is another key consideration and this one should come as no surprise. The T-Mobile Arena sits at the top of the list, as it is one of the best venues in the country and a fantastic setting for a fight. It also boasts one of the largest audiences, which means that there will be plenty of money to be made from this fight. The top three or four sportsbooks all list this one as a high-priced matchup. Look for this to pop up as a guaranteed hit on the Pay-Per-View radar.

Where Can I Place My Bet?

If you’re looking to place a wager on Canelo vs GGG, then you’re in the right place. The best place to do that is at the sportsbooks, as they are the only ones legally allowed to do so. In fact, they are pretty generous when it comes to the number of bets they will take on this fight. It’s not like they’re hurting for business, as it has been a very long time since they have seen this sort of action in the sport. This one definitely matters and it should be something that you consider, if you’re looking to back a winner.

The T-Mobile Arena is certainly a magnificent setting and one that any fan of the sport would love to see. It’s not often that you see such an incredible line-up of talent, as this one features two of the best fighters in the sport today. This is arguably the biggest fight that either man has faced and it will undoubtedly be one for the record books. Canelo vs GGG will be a great fight, don’t get us wrong, but it’s not one that we’re looking forward to personally. It will be an honor to be there, though, and we encourage everybody else to watch it as well.