Boxing’s pound for pound king, Canelo Alvarez, is back in action. On Saturday, May 8, Alvarez takes on Billy Joe Saunders. Canelo versus Saunders is the night’s top match. Check out analysis and free picks for the Canelo fight as well as five other great boxing matches happening on Saturday so you can bet against their Boxing odds.
Boxing Events: Canelo Faces Saunders on May 8
Saturday, May 8th Fights
- Kelvin Davis / Jan Marsalek
The twenty-four year old Davis had his first bout in December. Davis knocked out Michael Honesto in the second-round. Davis is a tall southpaw welterweight. At 6’ 1” with a 74-inch reach, Davis should have no trouble versus the thirty-three year old Marsalek. The fight’s scheduled for four. Davis should end Marsalek’s night in the first or second round.
Boxing Pick: Kelvin Davis wins in Round 1 or Round 2
- Keyshawn Davis / Jose Antonio Meza
After Kelvin enters the ring, it’s brother Keyshawn’s turn. Keyshawn Davis has already fought twice this year. On Feb. 27, he knocked out Lester Brown. Then on April 3, he ended Richman Ashley’s night in the fourth round. Davis looks like a good, young prospect. Jose Antonio Meza has 6 wins and 4 losses. Meza is fodder for Davis. So like Kelvin’s fight, hope for round odds or knockout odds on MyBookie before betting the moneyline.
Boxing Pick: Keyshawn Davis KO or TKO
- Frank Sanchez / Nagy Aguilera
21-10 Nagy Aguilera is another fodder fighter. The thirty-four year old Dominican Republic boxer has 2 wins and 3 losses in his last 5 fights. He faces Cuban star Frank Sanchez. Sanchez is 17-0 with 13 knockouts. Sanchez should knockout Aguilera. This is a 10-round bout. Aguilera’s got a decent chin. So choose a couple of rounds from four through eight. We’re thinking Sanchez wins in the fifth or sixth.
Boxing Pick: Frank Sanchez wins in Round 5 or round 6
- Keiron Conway / Souleymane Cissokho
12-0 with 8 knockouts, Souleymane Cissokho sure looks legit. But every one of Cissokho’s victories occurred in France. He hasn’t fought anyone as skilled as Keiron Conway. With that being written, the 16-1-1 Conway has knocked out 3 opponents. Eventually in this bout, Cissokho is going to land a couple of stinging punches. Those punches may not send Conway to the locker room. But Conway will think twice about getting close enough to land anything, which means Cissokho scores a decision victory.
Boxing Pick: Souleymane Cissokho
- Elwin Soto / Katsunari Takayama
WBO World Light Flyweight champ Elwin Soto is 18-1 with 12 knockouts. The loss happened in 2017. Soto is one of the most entertaining and hard hitting boxers on the planet. Takayama used to be one of the best strawweight fighters in the world. His bout in December was Takayama’s first since 2016. The challenger has almost no shot against a brawler like Soto. This one should end before the final bell. Consider a Round 6 or Round 7 knockout.
Boxing Pick: Soto ends the bout in Round 6 or Round 7.
- Billy Joe Saunders +500 / Canelo Alvarez -700
UK boxer Billy Joe Saunders enters the ring against the pound for pound champ, Canelo Alvarez. Saunders has a sparkling 30-0 record. But like with so many British fighters, less than 50% of his victories have occurred via KO or TKO.
Saunders believes that a “good boxer” will always “beat a good fighter.” He’s assuming Canelo is the fighter. What Billy Joe doesn’t understand is that Canelo uses footwork and hand and body movement to put his opponent into positions where he can land devastating, short punches.
Canelo used body movement to force Gennady Golovkin into enough bad positions to easily win their second bout. Alvarez convinced Sergei Kovalev to lower his head just enough for a knockout left hook.
Nobody can teach a boxer how to use their body to force opponents to take bad positions. Only the best in the world, like Canelo Alvarez, can. Billy Joe Saunders is a tough guy. But he should get outclassed on Saturday night.
Like always, Canelo will take his time. On MyBookie, the current odds for a Canelo victory via KO, TKO or, DQ is +2000. That’s worth a bet. If you want to back it up, bet Alvarez to win via decision at +110.
Boxing Picks: Canelo via KO, TKO or DQ and Canelo via decision
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