Check out the early bookmaker boxing betting odds for the Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez rematch .
It took some last-ditch negotiating, but the rematch between Gennady Golovkin( 38-0 -1, 34 KOs) and Canelo Alvarez( 49-1 -2, 34 KOs) is all set for this fall. As you may know by now, this was due to happen on May 5th, but Canelo's drug test failure derailed everything, and there was concern over whether the fight would still happen this year. Both parties are satisfied with the final terms of the new fiscal split, so now the countdown is on for these two to go at it again .
While their first meeting last September ended in a controversial divide draw, a majority of the public and pundits believed Golovkin should've gotten the nod. Adelaide Byrd's 118-110 Canelo scorecard was subject to plenty of ridicule, plus accusations of outright corruption. We're assuming the Nevada Athletic Commission won't have her on this fight … but it is the Nevada Athletic Commission .
Early betting odds have been released following the announcement of the rematch, and the man from Kazakhstan is the favorite over his Mexican counterpart .
Bovada listings Golovkin at -190, while Canelo can be had at the +155 underdog line.
Other bookmakers have “GGG” anywhere between -165 up to – 189, while Alvarez's line is in the + 140 to +160 range .
Golovkin opened and shut as the favorite over Alvarez in their first matchup, so the lines aren't too far off from what we saw last year .
If prop bets excite you, Canelo by decision is currently at +250, while Golovkin is at +203.
Want to wager on another draw? That's being offered at + 2000.
Also of note, Golovkin is +251 to win by KO or DQ, whereas Canelo is as high as +800.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, September 15 th on HBO PPV. Pricing and ticket information should become available shortly. At stake are Golovkin's WBC and WBO middleweight titles .
Canelo Álvarez-Gennady Golovkin rematch set for 5th May
Two fighters were involved in controversial draw last SeptemberGGG had won all 38 fights until his fight against Mexican opponent
Canelo Álvarez and Gennady Golovkin are set to meet again in an eagerly-awaited 5 May rematch. The announcement was made by actor and former wrestler Dwayne Johnson in a video released by the US pay-per-view network Home Box Office.
The middleweight stars fought a hugely controversial draw in their first meeting last September. Judge Adelaide Byrd scored the fight 118-110 in favour of Alvarez, a verdict which drew widespread condemnation and led to Byrd being stood down from major fights. The other two judges, Dave Moretti and Don Trella, scored 115-113 in favour of Golovkin and a 114-114 draw respectively.