Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will settle their rivalry with a trilogy fight Saturday that features all four major super middleweight belts at stake. Their much-anticipated third meeting comes in the form of a 12-round main event on the boxing card at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view Canelo vs. GGG main card is set for 8 p.m. ET. Alvarez holds all four major titles, while Golovkin remains the unified middleweight champion but is moving up one weight class for this trilogy fight. The combatants fought to a split draw in their first meeting in September 2017, followed by a majority decision in Alvarez’s favor a year later.
Alvarez is a -500 favorite (risk $500 to win $100), while Golovkin comes back at +380 in the latest Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin 3 odds from Caesars Sportsbook. The over/under for total rounds completed is 10.5 with the over favored at -230 and the under fetching a price of +175. Before locking in any Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin III picks, make sure you see the boxing predictions and betting advice from SportsLine expert Peter Kahn.
A three-time Boxing Writers Association of America Cus D’Amato Manager of the Year nominee, Kahn has his finger on the pulse of what’s going on inside and outside the ring. As one of boxing’s most influential managers, Kahn has guided numerous world champions and currently sports a roster of 15 fighters. His company, Fight Game Advisors, manages former undisputed lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr., current female undisputed super middleweight champ Franchón Crews-Dezurn and rising junior middleweight star Xander Zayas.
Kahn is an astounding 34-9 picking fights for SportsLine since boxing returned following the pandemic-induced hiatus, netting a profit of $3,972. His notable wins include telling SportsLine members in February of last year that his strongest play on the Canelo (-4000) vs. Avni Yildirim (+1500) fight was to take the favorite by stoppage in the third round at 5/1 odds. Alvarez delivered, and those who followed the play made $500 for every $100 wagered. Anyone who has followed Wise’s combat sports picks is way up.
Now, with Canelo vs. Golovkin III in sight, Kahn has studied Canelo vs. GGG from every angle and identified the best value in the boxing odds. You can only see his confident prop bets and money-line picks at SportsLine.
Canelo Alvarez vs. GGG preview
Although casual observers might wonder why a trilogy is needed when Alvarez has a win and a draw in the first two, those who watched the classic matchups know it could just as easily be 2-0 in Golovkin’s favor. Nearly all major media outlets and respected boxing observers scored the first fight in favor of Golovkin by a narrow margin, and many believed he won the second meeting as well.
The stylistic matchup proved to be a boxing purist’s delight as it pitted Golovkin’s natural aggression and straight-forward style against the precision counter punching and ring generalship of Alvarez. Both fighters say their rivalry has become personal as the trilogy approaches.
Although they showed mutual respect ahead of their first two matchups, Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs), who holds all four major super middleweight belts, says he has soured on his rival because of comments Golovkin made to the media following their second fight.
Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs) recently told the media he was pleased to see Alvarez lose to Dmitry Bivol for the WBA light heavyweight title in May for numerous reasons. For one, he believes Alvarez became stagnant and took his opponent for granted, and he believes the same dynamic could impact Saturday’s trilogy. “Arrogance is his biggest weakness… and arrogance is punishable,” he said.
Golovkin also noted he was pleased to see scorecards go against Alvarez because he believes a pro-Alvarez bias impacted the scoring in their first two encounters. All three judges scored the fight 115-113 in favor of Bivol, though most observers saw it much more lopsided than that. Even so, Golovkin says he was pleased that the decision loss at least tears at the fabric of invincibility that Alvarez seemed to carry through a handful of close decisions that went his way.
“It’s encouraging that the judges are not loyal to Canelo anymore. They don’t feel this burden of his image,” Golovkin said. See who Kahn is backing right here.
How to make Canelo vs. GGG 3 picks
Kahn likes the Under 10.5 rounds at a price of +175 in the latest Caesars sportsbook boxing odds. He’s also made the call on the best money-line pick, and he’s locked in a prop that returns around +600. You can only see those selections at SportsLine.
Who wins Canelo vs. Golovkin III? And which prop is a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see Peter Kahn’s best bets for Saturday, all from the boxing specialist who has netted his followers a profit of nearly $4,000, and find out.