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Early betting action favors underdog Canelo Alvarez vs. favorite Gennady Golovkin

Early betting action favors underdog Canelo Alvarez vs. favorite Gennady Golovkin

Gennady Golovkin is a solid favorite in his rematch with Canelo Alvarez on Saturday in Las Vegas, but the bulk of the early action at sportsbooks, including some of the largest bets, have been on the underdog.

Editor's Picks Ringside Seat: The complete guide to GGG-Alvarez II After an unsatisfying decision in their first fight, a canceled rematch and rising tensions between camps, we'll finally see the rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez on Saturday.

Boxing's highly anticipated rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez is just days away and GGG is finally showing his anger with Canelo.

The two largest bets on the fight at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas as of Friday afternoon -- $20,000 and $18,000 -- were both on Alvarez, driving the price on the underdog to as low as +115 at one point Thursday, and Caesars Palace said for every one bet they had taken on Golovkin, there were four on Alvarez.

"I got early money on the favorite, a couple of large, five-figure bets," Avello told ESPN on Friday.

Source: www.espn.com
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