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Gennady Golovkin listed as early favorite over Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez

If a fight between Gennady Golovkin and the Cotto-Canelo winner comes to fruition in 2016, GGG is already being favored to win, but not by huge odds.

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After his dominant stoppage win over David Lemieux, the bookmakers have wasted no time in opening for business looking ahead to Gennady Golovkin's next outing.

BetVictor have priced up the Kazakh star ahead of a clutch of potential next move, including what would be a likely superfight against the winner of Miguel Cotto vs Saul Alvarez on November 21.

Golovkin is listed as a firm 1/4 (-500) favourite to see off the challenge of Canelo (+300), with boxing's newest PPV attraction available at 1/5 (-500) to beat the Puerto Rican veteran (+350).

It's the latter price there that's more worthy of note, at least from this viewpoint - Cotto is the smaller man of the two, and seems to have no interest in fighting at middleweight, let alone taking on a guy like Golovkin.

Alvarez can be backed at around 4/9 (-225) to beat Cotto next month, and promoter Oscar De La Hoya says he'll have no qualms trying to make the Golovkin fight should his man prevail.

Elsewhere, the same firm has priced Golovkin at a landslide 1/40 (-4000) to beat either Andy Lee or Billy Joe Saunders, who look set to finally square off in Manchester, England, on December 19. Unsurprisingly, the layers are writing both men off against Golovkin, with 12/1 (+1200) available for Lee, and 14/1 (+1400) on offer for Saunders.

To frame those prices, Golovkin was a general 1/14 (-1400) or worse to beat Lemieux at the weekend, and 1/5 (-500) to do so inside the distance, which, of course, he did. The 1/4 (-400) that he beats Canelo is the best price we've seen on 'Triple G' since he went off around a 1/3 favourite to beat Grzegorz Proksa way back on his HBO debut.

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