It's finally time for 2019's biggest boxing event to date. Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is taking an awesome 10-match unbeaten streak (nine wins, one draw), three championship belts, and a lineal title to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to take on "Miracle Man" Daniel Jacobs in a 160-pound showdown. Canelo is the favorite in this one, but boxing bettors might just find that Jacobs is too sneaky of a flier to pass up.
Canelo vs Jacobs Fight Odds
According to Bovada:
Canelo -500 (bet $500 to win $100) Jacobs +350 (bet $100 to win $350)
According to the FanDuel Sportsbook:
Canelo -640 Jacobs +340
A title unification bout is set to take place thi Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas when Canelo Alvarez takes on Daniel Jacobs.— Odds Shark (@OddsShark) May 2, 2019
Fight odds and analysis: https://t.co/CNGl7P56wN
Canelo vs Jacobs Fight Prediction
You'd be anything but crazy to throw all your eggs in Alvarez's basket Saturday night, especially given how kind the scorecards were to him in his controversial victory over Gennady Golovkin in September. He's systematically shaken off the image, fair or unfair, of not fighting "Mexican enough" for some critics pining for the days of Marco Antonio Barrera and Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.; he particularly proved against GGG that can dictate terms in addition to his formidable counter-punching game. He's definitively an all-around fighter, arguably the world's best depending on how you feel about Terence Crawford.
The key for Danny Jacobs is utilizing his height and reach advantage to the max and establishing the jab. Unfortunately, it's difficult to imagine him prevailing on the scorecards despite his attractive bag of tricks. If he wants to shock Canelo and stake his claim as the beast of the middleweight division, the 32-year-old Miracle Man needs to slug Guadalajara's finest to the canvas, likely multiple times.
THE BOTTOM LINE: The fight goes the distance. While Jacobs looks the part and mixes it up for the first half of the bout, Canelo ultimately proves his generational class and wins it by unanimous decision.