Tonight's main event in Mexico between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Ryan Rhodes features a young buck against a solid veteran who, stylistically, appears to give him a few problems. But the oddsmakers have this fight down to be a one-sided nothing, giving Alvarez huge odds:
These odds are as wide or wider than those given to Manny Pacquiao against Shane Mosley in May. We're talking odds that make betting on Alvarez practically useless unless you're a serious high roller, meaning that for most of the world the only bet worth a nickel or two is the Ryan Rhodes upset, which not many are actually picking, so I guess in that respect these are completely understandable lines. Rhodes is seen as potential trouble, but it does not appear he's seen as a potential victor, and that's the difference here.