Floyd Mayweather and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez meet on Saturday in the biggest fight of 2013. The WBC/WBA junior middleweight titles will be on the line at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Not surprisingly, Mayweather is favored to remain undefeated and win the bout. He’s going for the 45th win of career.
The fight is expected to be one of the toughest of Mayweather’s career, which is reflected by the betting line. Still, the experts don’t see him losing. Livefight.com asked a number of current and former boxers, trainers and promoters for their predictions. The group that includes boxers Ronnie Essett, Ashley Theophane and Michael Sprott, trainer Tony Borg, and promoter Spencer Fearon all took Mayweather.
Besides the winner of the fight, gamblers can wager on multiple prop bets for the bout. The length of the fight, if there’s a decision or knockout, and even the number of people who watch the Mayweather vs. Alvarez fight are all options.
There will also be money wagered on the undercard. Junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia will defend his title against Lucas Matthysse in a highly anticipated matchup. Garcia has never lost in his young career, but Matthysse has knocked out 32-of-36 opponents.
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Below are prop bets for the main event between Mayweather and Alvarez, as well as the betting odds for Garcia vs. Matthysse.
Total PPV Buys
Over 1.75 Million Buys (-150)
Under 1.75 Million Buys (+110)
Number of Rounds
Over 9.5 (-450)
Under 9.5 (+275)
Will the Fight Go 12 Rounds?
Total Points On the Scorecards
How Will The Fight End?
Mayweather by KO, TKO, DQ (+500)
Mayweather by Decision (-170)
Alavrez by KO, TKO, DQ (+400)
Alvarez by Decision (-500)
WBA Super World/WBC Light Welterweight Title
Lucas Martin “La Manquina” Matthysse (-260)
Danny “Swift” Garcia (+200)
Matthysse vs. Garcia
Over 8.5 Rounds (-110)
Under 8.5 Rounds (-130)