Two Trilogy Boxing Previews With Betting Odds
As we patiently wait for the world to start turning once
more, letís look ahead to a couple of marquee boxing events
that should rain as much entertainment as they do money:
Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III, and Alvarez vs. Golovkin
Four fighters will finally put to bed any doubt as to who is
the better between each pair. Can a fleet-footed Fury dodge
the deadly right hand of Wilder for another 12 rounds? Will
Canelo bull his way through the mechanical precision of GGG
Letís look at the odds and make a couple of predictions.;
Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III
If you followed the first two fights, number one was an
incredible battle that many thought Fury won on points
hands-down. Others thought the ref gave Fury an 11-count
and should have lost when Wilder clipped him at the end
of the fight. Regardless of opinion, adding in the late
knockdown, the Judges saw that fight close enough to
call it a draw.
Fight number two was almost completely one-sided. The
Fury was the favorite on the odds boards almost the
entire time, then right at the last second, the odds
flipped and Wilder became the favorite. But, the swap on
the boards only led more Wilder backers to lose their
money. The Bronze Bomber got shot down.
That said, there were rumors that both fighters were
battling ailments, not just each other during the time
of the second fight. Wilder is said to have had the flu,
Fury was rumored to be on a significantly injured
ankle. It didnít look like the ankle hindered Tyson Fury
much, but Wilder didnít perform nearly as expected.
This time around, Tyson Fury is a favorite of more than
just a couple of cents. Though not massive in the fight
world, -240 is still substantial. The bookmakers see
that Fury has figured Wilder out. That said, a couple of
fighters had figured Wilder out, but that bronze bomb of
a right hand found its way through just once Ö and
thatís all it took for Wilder to win those fights. So,
we shouldnít overlook him. Heíll have even more time to
work on circling to the right now that the fight has
been pushed back to October due to the Coronavirus.
Thatís a lot of time to work on rotating away from Fury
and trying to get an angle for that overhand right. He
could focus on points, but itís just not Wilderís forte.
I believe that Fcury will win again, but this time
around, it wonít be so one-sided
Canelo vs. Triple G III
Another third iteration will be coming at us this fall.
A prime-aged, 29-year-old Canelo will face a 38-year-old
GGG. Canelo received a lot of flack during the first
iteration, and rightfully so. Many see it as no
coincidence that it took two years on Caneloís end to
put the fight together. They believe that Canelo wanted
to face a 35-year-old, instead of a hot-rolling
33-year-old. And the fight went to a draw. So, what
would have happened if Canelo had faced a GGG that was
two years younger?
In the second pass, Canelo won the fight, but the
CompuBox numbers showed that GGG out-landed Alvarez.
That said, I believe it was a worthy win for Alverez
simply for changing his style and actually fighting
aggressively instead of backing away to counterpunch.
For the third, and almost certainly final fight, unless
GGG wins, Canelo is the favorite. The odds show GGG as
a+200 underdog to Caneloís -260 number.
Canelo is coming off brilliant victories while stepping
up significantly in weight. And while these two present
a worthy chess-match-like opponent for one another, Alverez is fully in his prime, while GGG is 38 and on
Canelo will step into the ring with an air of confidence
that he truly is the best middle-weight, and in his mind
perhaps the greatest ever Ė after knocking out Kovalev.
My prediction, GGG puts up a good fight, but I donít
think it will be arguable like the last two. Canelo will
get a win in a manner that will be hard for anyone to
I predict a knockout or stoppage in the middle to late
rounds. Alvarez is stronger than ever and looks
unstoppable at the moment.