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Canelo-GGG: Heavy betting action on late-round stoppage

Of all the bets placed on a knockout, most of them are from Round 8 onward.

Gennady Golovkin v Canelo Alvarez - Fighter Arrivals Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Thanks to Oddschecker I’ve just been provided some infographics on the wagers being placed on the big middleweight title fight this weekend between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. And we all know how much you nerds like charts...

According to Oddschecker, they have seen just 3,556 bets placed to date on Canelo-GGG, a far cry from the 130,000+ bets placed on Mayweather-McGregor just a couple of weeks ago. That’s a 3655% difference! But of the bets placed, 47% are backing a Canelo win, with 46% putting their money on Golovkin, and the remaining 7% betting on a draw.

We also see from the breakdown that a majority of the bets that are predicting that the fight to end by knockout (based on the number of bets), see it happening in the late rounds — from Round 8 onward.

That’s basically right in line with the general consensus we’ve seen among fans, commentators, and analysts, most of whom don’t see this fight ending quickly. It also starkly contrasts with the KO betting action placed on Mayweather-McGregor, for obvious reasons.