Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will clash with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. this Saturday night in Las Vegas, with David Lemieux vs. Marco Reyes also on the card for the event.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has won each of his last six fights since losing to Floyd Mayweather back in 2013, solidifying his reputation as one of the most dominant fighters in the world today.
Alvarez will try to earn another win this Saturday night facing Julio Cesar Chavez at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
With his knockout win over Liam Smith last September, Alvarez improved to 48-1-1 as a professional and earned the 34th knockout win of his career. Alvarez has won four of his last six fights by way of knockout and will be looking to do the same in this one.
On the prop betting board, Alvarez winning this fight by knockout is a slight favorite at -105 over winning the fight by decision at +125.
The total for this fight is set at 9.5 rounds, with the OVER going off as a -175 favorite over the UNDER at +125. Each of Julio Chavez Jr.’s last six fights have gone OVER this total.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has a similar career record to Alvarez, going 50-2-1 through 53 fights as a professional with 32 knockouts. The 31-year-old was undefeated with a 46-0-1 record before losing two of his last six fights. In a 2015 bout with Andrzej Fonfara, Chavez Jr. was knocked down for the first time in his career and eventually retired from the fight after the ninth round.
Boxing fans are hoping that Alverez’s decision to come up in weight for this fight will eventually help lead to a bout with Gennady Golovkin. Chavez Jr. is a good boxer and should provide an entertaining fight, but a fight between Golovkin and Alvarez is the one for which boxing fans are really clamoring.
Leading into the main event, David Lemieux is a massive -5000 favorite on the boxing betting lines in a middleweight fight against Marco Reyes (+1400). Lemieux brings a 37-3 record into this fight with 33 wins by knockout, while Reyes is 35-4 with 26 career knockouts.