Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim Boxing Odds, Props & Schedule: Canelo Remains a Massive Favorite to Win by Knockout Saturday

Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim Boxing Odds, Props & Schedule: Canelo Remains a Massive Favorite to Win by Knockout Saturday article feature image

CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images. Pictured: Turkish professional boxer Avni Yildirim (R) and Mexican professional boxer Canelo Alvarez (L).

Alvarez vs. Yildirim Betting Odds

Odds as of Friday and via BetMGM. Get an INSTANT $500 deposit match at BetMGM today or see more offers and reviews for the best online sportsbooks.

Fight LinesAlvarezYildirim
Win by Decision+800+3300

Round TotalsOverUnder
5 Rounds-110-125
Fight Goes the Distance?Yes (+700)No (-1600)
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Alvarez vs. Yildirim Props

Winning Group of RoundsAlvarezYildirim
Rounds 1-6-250+2800
Rounds 7-12+260+4000
Winning Group of Rounds (Alt.)AlvarezYildirim
Rounds 1-3+140+6600
Rounds 4-6+200+5000
Rounds 7-9+400+6600
Rounds 10-12+900+6600

To Win Fight in RoundAlvarezYildirim
Round 1+700+20000
Round 2+550+15000
Round 3+500+15000
Round 4+600+15000
Round 5+700+15000
Round 6+900+15000
Round 7+1100+20000
Round 8+1400+20000
Round 9+1600+20000
Round 10+2000+20000
Round 11+2800+20000
Round 12+4000+20000

The top pound-for-pound fighter in the world and unified Super Middleweight champion, Canelo Alvarez, will return to action Saturday to defend his WBC and WBA world titles against mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim. The fight takes place Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami and will be a pretty quick turnaround for the champ — just 70 days — who last fought Callum Smith in December.

Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KO) has never been one to pass up a fight, so long as he likes the terms. And while this mandatory against the much lesser know Yildirim (21-2, 12 KO) seems random, it is reportedly a bridge to a much bigger fight between Alvarez WBO Super Middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders.

Yildirim is the naturally taller man between the two (+3.5-inch advantage), but Alvarez has been consistently beating fighters with a height advantage over him since moving up to 168 pounds. Yildirim is also coming off a loss in his last fight, which makes him an interesting choice for a mandatory challenger against Alvarez.

Oddsmakers see this as a huge mismatch regardless, listing Canelo as a -5000 favorite to win outright and BetMGM hasn't even listed win by KO props for either fighter. With the odds on this fight going the distance set at -1600 for "No" and +700 for "Yes" it's clear that the books expect Alvarez to be celebrating a win on South Beach pretty early.

For his career, Golovkin has modest knockout rate — he has posted an 63.1% KO percentage through 57 career fights — but he has proven that he has the power to finish fighters since moving up from middleweight.

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