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How the public is betting Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders one day out

We break down the betting splits for Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders’s super-middleweight unification bout.

Boxer Canelo Alvarez gets his hand and footprints at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 20, 2021 in Hollywood, California. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

UPDATE: As of noon on Friday, 79% of moneyline handle and 82% of moneyline bets are on Canelo Álvarez.

Canelo Álvarez and Billy Joe Saunders meet up Saturday night in a huge super middleweight title bout. The fight will air on DAZN with the main card starting at 8 p.m. and ring walks for Álvarez-Saunders airing sometime after 11 p.m. ET.

The WBA, WBC, WBO, and The Ring Magazine titles are all on the line in this bout. Álvarez enters the fight 55-1-2 and 3-0 in his appearances at super middleweight, and is viewed by most as the best fighter in the world at the moment. If he wins this fight, he’ll likely face IBF champ Caleb Plant in a bid to fully unify the division. Saunders enters the fight with a 30-0 record and is also 3-0 at super middleweight. If he pulls off what would be a fairly stunning upset, there would likely be a rematch before any Plant fight.

Moneyline betting splits

Two days ahead of the fight, Álvarez is favored in this fight at DraftKings Sportsbook. He is listed at -770 in the two-way market, while Billy Joe Saunders sits at +450. The betting public is heavily backing Álvarez in this one. 85% of handle and bets are on the pound-for-pound champ.

Winning method betting splits

The largest share of the betting public thinks Álvarez will win this fight by stoppage. Canelo by KO, TKO, or DQ is listed at -110 and is getting 49% of the handle and 54% of total bets. Canelo by points is +150 and is getting 38% of handle and 26% of bets. Saunders by stoppage is +2200 and is getting 10% of handle and 13% of bets. Saunders by points is +550 and is getting 2% of handle and 4% of bets. An unlikely tie is listed at +2000 and is getting 1% of handle and 3% of bets.

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