Boxing Odds: Bettors Backing Callum Smith To Defeat Canelo Alvarez
This Saturday we're being blessed with one of the most anticipated fights of the year as boxing continues a run of consecutive great fights, with the last big one of 2020. Now we'll get to round an interesting boxing year off with Canelo vs. Callum Smith.
On Saturday we see Canelo Alvarez face Callum Smith for the vacant WBC Super Middleweight Title in front of a excited Texas Crowd.
Canelo hasn't fought since over a year and this will be his only fight in 2020, and interestingly his first fight since leaving Golden Boy. Canelo is top of many pound-for-pound lists and has one of the most impressive active resumes in world boxing, his 53-1-2 record featuring some huge names. Canelo is available at a best price of -550, making him a firm favorite. Interestingly Canelo was as short at -400 when the fight was announced in mid-November, which indicates the huge confidence that the books have in the Mexican.
If you're wondering whether you've heard of Callum Smith before, then you almost certainly have. The British boxer is part of the Smith family, a well known British boxing family of the past few years. Callum's bother Liam fought, and lost to Canelo, in 2017 following a ninth round stoppage. Callum Smith is currently a +450 underdog, a far bigger price than the +300 that was available after the announcement of the fight.
Canelo vs. Smith Betting Breakdown
Canelo's -550 odds imply a probability of 84.6% that the Mexican wins on Saturday night. Bettors aren't so confident though, with 55.87% of bets over the past 7 days being on the British fighter, although in the same time frame a huge 82.35% of money on the fight has been on Canelo, indicating that the big money is on Alvarez.
Interestingly although the majority of the money recently has been on Canelo, if you go back to the middle of November, when the fight was announced, it's actually Callum Smith who has taken the majority of the handle, taking a slim 50.52% of all money staked on the fight through OddsChecker.
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Canelo vs. Smith Odds
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Where to watch Canelo vs. Smith?
TV Channel: DAZN
Day: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Time: 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT
Canelo vs. Smith Card
Canelo Alvarez vs. Callum Smith – super-middleweight
Marc Castro vs. TBA – super featherweight
Alexis Espino vs. Ashton Sykes – super-middleweight
Austin Williams vs. Isiah Jones – middleweight
Christian Alan Gomez Duran vs. Angel Hernandez – welterweight
Alexis Moline vs. TBA – featherweight
Raymond Ford vs. Robert Greenwood – featherweight