Canelo Alvarez will be taking a fight against Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith on Saturday, September 17, in Arlington, Texas. As most would have expected, Canelo Alvarez is the clear cut favorite at 12-to-1 odds.
Bovada’s betting site has Canelo Alvarez as the (-1200) favorite with Liam Smith at (+700). The total rounds is set at 7.5 with the over being (-130).
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Although Canelo will always be top priority with his diehard Mexican supporters, this fight has fallen under the radar of many boxing fans due to the drop off in competition for the young superstar.
Despite this being contested at 154lbs, promises have been made by Oscar De la Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions that Canelo will face GGG for the middleweight title in 2017.
While Liam Smith is undefeated at 23-0-1, he will have his work cut out for him because he has only faced domestic level competition and has not been in the ring with anywhere close to a world class fighter like Canelo.
If Smith’s lack of experience was not enough, he must make his first trip outside the cosy confines of his native country and step into the proverbial lion’s den on Cannel’s home turf, where fans and judges alike will be favoring the Mexican fighter.