- Johnny Wilds, ESPN Insider
On Saturday, March 8, live from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, junior middleweight Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs) will make his return to the ring 10 months after coming up short versus Floyd Mayweather. Alvarez is pitted against the very tough Alfredo "El Perro" Angulo, who also sports an impressive record (22-3, 18 KOs).
Let's take a look at where the money is going, as well as my pick for the fight and my take on a couple of proposition wagers.
Where is the money going?
The fight opened up at the Las Vegas Hotel with Canelo minus-1000 and Angulo plus-650, and it posted the over-under at 8.5 rounds (over minus-145, under plus-125). Odds guru and LVH assistant race and sportsbook manager Jeff Sherman said that action has been slow but that he expects it to pick up closer to the weekend. "Right now we have most of our money on Canelo in parlays, but expect bigger wagers on fight day," he said.
At Gala Coral, I spoke to Sam Foulkes, head of sports trading and one of the most knowledgeable boxing sharps in the industry.
Johnny Wilds gives a gambling preview of the Canelo Alvarez-Alfred Angulo fight.