Canelo Alvarez vs. Caleb Plant: Odds, prediction, betting trends

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Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Caleb Plant Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions

Two men will enter the Las Vegas ring on Saturday night, but only one will emerge as the undisputed super-middleweight champion of the world.

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez is regarded by many as the best fighter in boxing today, and he holds every 168lbs title... except one.

Caleb Plant is undefeated but faces a huge task if he is to not only keep hold of his IBF title but unify it with Canelo's WBA, WBC, WBO and The Ring belts.

It's winner take all, fittingly, in Sin City. So what better time to take a look at what the sports book is saying?

Odds for Canelo Alvarez vs. Caleb Plant

Canelo Alvarez:  -1000

Caleb Plant:  +600

(Odds via Betfair

As of Friday, Betfair has installed Canelo as the resounding 1/12 favourite to defeat Plant. That means a £120 bet on the pound-for-pound rankings ruler would land you just £10 (plus your stake back, of course) if he indeed takes the American's title for the full set. Meanwhile, Plant has been labeled the underdog at 6/1, so a £10 wager on him to win outright can net you £60 plus stake return if he finds a way to shock the world.

Canelo vs. Plnt prediction

Happe's pick:  Canelo Alvarez

Best odds: Canelo via points: 15/8

It's hard to find great value in an Alvarez victory because it's hard to see anyone stopping him at this moment in time. Plant coming second best in an ill-advised scuffle with the Mexican at September's initial press conference between the two made it even more difficult to envision him coming out on top between the ropes, too. However not only is he unbeaten but he usually favours a very solid and conservative style in his bouts.

So, if he is able to keep his cool and avoid a spectacular shot like the one which finished Billy Joe Saunders in May, he certainly has enough about him to avoid being finished by Canelo. And as it stood at time of publish, you could at least make £150 from a £80 dollar stake if you backed Alvarez to take it over 12 as he did when taking Callum Smith's '0' just under a year ago.

More Canelo vs. Plant odds

Will the fight go the distance?

Yes:  13/8

No:  4/9

Method of victory

Canelo on points: 15/8

Plant on points:  11/1

Canelo by KO/TKO:  4/7

Plant by KO/TKO: 11/1

Tie: 25/1

The Canelo vs. Plant fight will not air on DAZN. However, The DAZN Boxing Show will be in Las Vegas during fight week for live episodes, exclusive interviews and more.

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