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Canelo Alvarez Betting Tips

Canelo Alvarez is one of the greatest boxers of all time with world championship wins in four weight classes ranging from light-middleweight to light heavyweight. An undisputed champion at super middleweight, he currently holds the WBA (Super), WBC, Ring, WBO and IBF titles due to his extensive counter-attacking style. He is currently ranked as the best pound for pound boxer by several major associations and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

Canelo Betting Tips: Vs Dmitry Bivol

After Canelo’s planned jump to cruiserweight didn’t go to plan, he returned to the light heavyweight division to challenge WBA (Super) champion Dmitry Divol. Divol won the title in 2016, and since then he has made eight successful defences of the WBA World title and three successful defences as WBA Super champion. Dmitry Bivol is a superb undefeated boxer who on his day can beat anybody but the same was said for Callum Smith, Billy Joe Saunders and Caleb Plant all of whom fell to Alvarez.

Canelo Vs Bivol: How likely is a knockout?

In our opinion, very unlikely. Bivol is a fantastic boxer but he isn’t what you would call a heavy hitter. He wins most of his fights by a decision as he comes into bouts with a good strategy and simply outboxes his opponents. However, many argue that Bivol has never truly been tested with Joe Smith Jr giving him his biggest scare. Canelo’s game plan will be to outbox Bi Bivol knowing that it’s never happened to him before but unlike Bivol, Canelo will have that plan B and know exactly where Bivol’s weaknesses lie.

If Canelo is to get a knockout victory, it’ll come late in the fight, similar to the Caleb Plant fight where he dominated the fight and went for the knockout late on.

Canelo Álvarez - Rounds 10-12 - 7/1

Canelo Vs Bivol: How likely is a decision?

The most likely outcome of this fight is a unanimous decision victory for Canelo Alvarez. Canelo knows he can easily outbox most boxers in the world and it makes for interesting viewing when he comes up against boxers with similar mentalities. Bivol has outboxed everyone he has come up against in his career and It would be intriguing to see if he believes he can do the same to Canelo. Bivol has a significant reach and height advantage, which will be a major factor in any game plan the underdog has. It’s hard to look past Canelo if this one goes to a decision.

Canelo Alvarez - Decision - 4/6

Canelo Alvarez Boxing Record

Fights: 60

Wins: 57 (39 knockouts, 18 decisions)

Losses: 1 (By decision)

Draws: 2

Who has beaten Canelo Alvarez

Only one man has beaten Canelo Alvarez in history and that is Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Jr. The bout was held on September 14, 2013, and held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. This fight was billed as a welterweight super fight but ultimately, Mayweather produced a boxing masterclass which made the fight quite one-sided. 86 media outlets scored the fight at an average of 119-109 in favour of Mayweather but the judges saw a closer bout with two judges giving Mayweather a 4+ round win while C.J Ross marked the contest as a draw.

It is worth noting that since that fight, seven out of Canelo’s 18 decisions have occurred in 16 fights. In comparison to the 11 in 43 from earlier in his career, since this fight Canelo has undoubtedly become a smarter, more strategic boxer.

Is Dmitry Bivol a good boxer?

Dmitry Bivol wouldn’t be in this fight and he wouldn’t be an undefeated champion boxer, if he wasn’t good. Only Demetrius Andrade is hit with less punches per round than Bivol, who has a 5.3 average, significantly lower than the 16.1 average at this weight according to Compubox. Bivol has speed in abundance, his combinations are lightning quick but historically, we know he doesn’t like to throw power punches, meaning that the chances of him KO’ing Canelo are low. The question regarding Dmitry Bivol is how good is his chin? The mentality of ‘don’t get hit’ is a strong one but how will Bivol fare when Canelo puts him under pressure.