Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (51-1-2) fights Daniel ”Miracle Man” Jacobs (35-2) clash on Sunday 5 May at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for this unification fight for the title of undisputed middleweight champion.
With Canelo having claimed a controversial draw against Gennady Golovkin before beating him in the rematch, he is widely recognized as the top pound for pound fighter in the world right now.
Canelo vs Jacobs Betting Tips
Alongside Gennady Golovkin, Canelo and Jacobs are the very best in the middleweight division, so this is an eagerly anticipated fight. Canelo will be defending his WBA and WBC and will be looking to complete his collection by claiming Jacobs’ IBF title.
Canelo showed his versatility against Golovkin, with the first fight seeing him counterpunching, whereas he was the aggressor, coming forward in the rematch. The Mexican’s only loss came against the legendary undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2013.
In his last fight against England’s Rocky Fielding, Canelo won in the 3rd round. That was despite Fielding benefiting from a four-inch height advantage and having a four and a half inch extra reach. Canelo had few problems getting in close to his opponent and landed almost at will, particularly to the body. Having already dropped Fielding four times, Canelo forced the TKO in the 3rd round.
Jacobs has won three successive fights following his defeat by unanimous decision to Golovkin in 2017. That loss to the Kazakh star was just the second defeat in his 37-fight career.
Canelo vs Jacobs Betting Lines
In terms of Canelo vs Jacobs betting lines, the Fight Result odds see Canelo at -275 with Betway Sports, while Daniel Jacobs can be backed at +275 at 888sport and the draw is +2500 at William Hill.
Other Canelo vs Jacobs betting odds on different markets will be available nearer the fight date.
Canelo vs Jacobs Betting Prediction
Jacobs has a three and a half inch height advantage and three-inch reach advantage over Canelo, and his ability to use these physical advantages to keep the Mexican at a distance are likely to be key factors in the outcome of the fight. He can fight as a counter puncher too, but Canelo holds the edge here.
Jacobs is known as a heavy hitter with excellent speed, so it would be no great surprise were he to go all out on the offensive in an attempt at an early knock out.
However, Alvarez isn’t short of punching power himself, although counterpunching is considered his particular strength. He could inflict some serious early damage on Jacobs himself, particularly if his opponent starts aggressively, opens up and enables the Mexican to get close.
As to Canelo vs Jacobs betting tips, the venue and date (5 May or Cinco de Mayo is the date used to commemorate the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla) could count in Canelo’s favour. In addition, the Mexican’s body shots could wear Jacobs down as the fight wears on.
Canelo vs Jacobs Live Streaming – Options for Watching Live Streaming
The Canelo vs Jacobs unification fight for the middleweight titles at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday 5 May will be available live via Sky Sports.
Unfortunately, Canelo vs Jacobs isn’t going to be available for live streaming via any bookmaker sites that we know of, with boxing at the highest level generally being a big money business and the exclusive rights for top fights being sold to TV companies for vast sums of money.
Betting on the fight as it unfolds will be available though, as the vast majority of reputable bookmakers will offer live in-fight betting once the bout between Canelo and Fielding is underway.
Canelo vs Jacobs Betting Offers
With the fight between Canelo vs Jacobs still a few weeks away yet, special offers regarding the bout are yet to be advertised.
Those that do become available will largely be Free Bets offers which will generally come in the form of Welcome Bonus Free Bets which are available to new customers opening an account with a specific sportsbook.
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It’s worth noting that generally Free Bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets and that all Free Bets must be wagered within a certain time period (e.g. seven or 30 days perhaps). Terms & conditions will vary according to the particular sportsbook and the specific offer.
Other Canelo vs Jacobs free bets offers are likely to come in the form of ‘Enhanced Odds’, which might take the form of seriously inflated odds for a market such as Canelo or Jacobs to win by KO, TKO or Disqualification, although such offers invariably have very low maximum stakes and are again usually reserved for new customers to the sportsbook in question.