Mad Bets: Canelo Alvarez vs. Callum Smith Betting Odds

Minty Bets is joined by Kevin Iole to preview the Super Middleweight Title Unification Bout between Canelo Alvarez vs. Callum Smith this Saturday, December 19.

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MINTY BETS: The Super Middleweight Unification Title Bout takes place this Saturday, between Canelo Alvarez and Callum Smith. Alvarez is a -500 favorite, and Smith is a +350 dog. I'm here with Kevin Iole to give us his best bets for this bout. Now Kevin, it looks like the odds are pointing at Canelo by knockout. What do you think.?

- I tell you what, this is a really good fight, and I think American fight fans are underestimating Callum Smith. Number one, he has a gigantic size advantage in this fight. He is 8 inches taller, and has a 7 1/2 inch reach advantage. Which I think is going to be a big factor in this fight.

And Canelo has fought big guys before, but he fought Sergei Kovalev a year ago, Kovalev was kind of on the way out. Callum Smith is in his prime, arguably the best Super Middleweight in the world. So I don't like that idea of Canelo by knockout. Could he win by knockout? Yes, but I like the fight to go to a decision.

So you know, from my standpoint, as I look at this, and I say Canelo Alvarez by decision is +180 and then on the will go won't go, will go the distance is +140, I think those are two reasonable bets. Callum Smith is too good, in my opinion, to lay 500 or 600 against him.

I think Canelo is going to win the fight, but I think this is going to be a really difficult fight for him. So I'm going to go, will go the distance at +140, Canelo Alvarez by decision at +180.

- Ooh, I like the value there, thank you so much, Kevin.

- Thank you, Minty.

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