Saul Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders Boxing Betting Tip Alvarez on points- 9th May 2021

Alvarez to work his way to a comfortable points-decision in unification fight

Saul Alvarez / Mexico ©IMAGO / ITAR-TASS 02.11.2019

England Saul Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders England
9th May 2021
Boxing – USA – Title Fight
Pick Alvarez on points
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Odds: 6/4 odds taken 06:09 GMT on 7th May

Boxing betting on the weekend for Saul Alvarez v Billy Joe Saunders is the biggest fight of the year so far.

“Canelo” Alvarez is putting his belts on the line against the undefeated Billy Joe Saunders in Texas.

There is no love lost between the two that’s for sure.

The British fighter looks to have a massive uphill task ahead of him in the ring to stop arguably the best pound for pound fighter around.

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Saul Alvarez Preview – Canelo to chalk up another victory?

Saul Alvarez is putting his two belts on the line on Saturday night in Texas as he faces Billy Joe Saunders.

Canelo holds the WBO and WBC super middleweight titles and has a chance to take the WBO one from his opponent as well.

This is the biggest fight of the year so far across all boxing divisions.

But will it be as one sided as the bookmarks are predicting it is going to be?

The win in boxing betting for Saul Alvarez has the Mexican fighter at 1/7 odds-on* (odds taken 06:09 GMT on 7th May).

Canelo is just a very cool character and while his opponent has been on his case, Alvarez has been cool as a cucumber in the build up.

That is likely a prime example of how calm and confident he is.

With good reason as well. Alvarez is 55-1-2 in his career, with 37 knockouts.

He is regarded as the best in the division and unifying all the belts on the weekend will just confirm that.

Our betting prediction:
Fight to go the distance

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(odds taken 06:09 GMT on 7th May)


Alvarez just seems to calmly handle whatever is in front of him.

Against Saunders, he may have to bide his time and do a bit of chasing as the Brit is quick on his feet.

The win for Alvarez by KO TKO Or Disqualified is at a quote of even money for boxing betting* (odds taken 06:09 GMT on 7th May).

Can the Mexican fighter, arguably the best pound for pound fighter around, stop his opponent?

Canelo can certainly wear down his opponent and pick him off in the later rounds.

His jab work is going to be vitally important against his southpaw opponent.

The last time that the Mexican lost was against Floyd Mayweather back in 2013. It’s been a W13 D1 record since then.

This will be Alvarez’s first bout since a third round stoppage against Avni Yildirim in February this year.


Billy Joe Saunders Preview – Can BJS back up the talk?

Billy Joe Saunders has been pretty animated about all this, calling out his opponent and missing the first pre-fight meeting.

Saunders has reportedly been unhappy about the size of the ring that he is fighting in.

He allegedly wanted a bigger ring to help him with his tactics. The basic upshot is that he has very good evasive work and is quick on his feet.

The extra space in a bigger ring would allow Saunders to utilise that more against Alavarez.

His opponent appears to care less about the size of the ring, saying that is just one of many excuses that the British fighter is looking for.

The evasive work that Saunders has to do is going to be huge for his chances.

He is not as big of a hitter as Canelo is and that means he has to keep his distance.

We see him doing that in the early stages of the fight. But the more body shots he takes as this thing winds on, the tougher it is going to be for them to hang in there.

In the outright boxing betting market, Billy Joe Saunders is a quote of 9/2 for the win* (odds taken 06:09 GMT on 7th May).

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Billy Joe Saunders is a champion fighter in the division and holds the current WBO super-middleweight title.

He is undefeated in his career with a 30-0 record, 14 KO’s.

Saunders won the vacant WBO title in May 2019 against Shefat Isufi and has defended it twice since then.

The most recent of those was against fellow Brit Martin Murray in December last year.

Two of Saunders’ last three fights have gone the distance now, the one that didn’t in the sequence was finished in the penultimate round.

We do think this fight has legs because it may take Canelo a while to get Saunders in range to start doing damage.

There is a quote of 5/6 on the fight to go the distance for boxing betting* (odds taken 06:09 GMT on 7th May).


Saul Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders Betting Advice

We think there are a few factors in this one that are going to push the fight to the final round.

Alvarez is fighting a southpaw and that’s not something that he’s been super effective against before.

We see Saunders doing a good job of staying away from the Mexican through the early rounds.


Key Facts – Saul Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders Betting Tip

  • Saul Alvarez is unbeaten in his last 14 fights
  • Saul Alvarez puts two belts on the line in the fight
  • Billy Joe Saunders defends his WBO title


But once a bit of fatigue sets in, Alvarez can start landing those right-side body blows and working Saunders over with the jab.

So we see this ending in a comfortable decision result for Canelo.

Canelo on points for Boxing Betting could be the way to go at 6/4* (odds taken 06:09 GMT on 7th May).


The best betting odds for Saul Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders

Saul Alvarez to win: 1/7 at Bet365
Billy Joe Saunders to win: 9/2 at Bet365