The top 3 bets on boxing in May with great values include Canelo vs Jacobs, Inoue vs Rodriguez, and Taylor vs Baranchyk. Surprisingly all three underdogs Daniel Jacobs, Emmanuel Rodriguez, and Ivan Baranchyk have a good chance to win.
Online sportsbook news sites in the US confirmed Canelo Alvarez next fight to take place in Los Angeles, May 04. Three-division champion Canelo Alvarez arguably faces the toughest test outside of trilogy bout against Golovkin. He will face one of the best fighters in middleweight, Daniel Jacobs. To no surprise Canelo is the favourite. Yet, his opponent Jacobs has a real chance to knock him out.
Other interesting fights among the best bets on boxing in May are the two WBSS semi finals. Emmanuel Rodriguez will defend his IBF bantamweight belt against the Japanese Naoya Inoue in Glasgow, May 18. In the same night the IBF super lightweight champ Ivan Baranchyk will defend his title against the undefeated Josh Taylor. Both champs Rodriguez and Baranchyk are the underdogs, which means they have better value if you wish to bet on them to win.
Jacobs to fight Canelo with height and reach advantage
Saul Canelo Alvarez is only 28 years old, yet he has a record of 50-1-2, with 35 fights won by a knockout. He has a draw and a victory over GGG, a man who beat Daniel Jacobs in 2017. Canelo has also victories over Shane Mosley, Austin Trout, Miguel Cotto, and Amir Khan. He even shared a ring with Floyd Mayweather. His experience and brutal knockout power makes him the favourite with -350 odds at Bet365 Sportsbook.
On the other side of the ring, Daniel Jacobs the New York native will enter his most important bout. He aims to shock the world, with +250 odds. He won 35 matches while losing only twice, and he holds 29 knockouts. Jacobs has fast hands and great footwork. He has a three and a half inch height advantage and three-inch reach advantage over the smaller Canelo. If Jacobs puts the best performance, he can cause big trouble to Canelo.
Rodriguez to defend his IBF title against Inoue
The Japanese superstar Naoya Inoue holds the WBA “regular” title. His record stands at 17-0, 15 KOs. He successfully defended his title last October, when he crushed Juan Carlos Payano just 70 seconds into the first round. His mind blowing performance last October made him the favourite for his next fight against Rodriguez, with -800 at online sportsbook sites in the US.
His opponent Emmanuel “Manny” Rodriguez holds the IBF title and a record of 19-0, 12 KOs. Rodriguez retained his title with a 12 rounds split decision over Jason Moloney. Although Rodriguez is the IBF champ, he enters the next fight as the underdog. Probably because of his unconvincing performance against Moloney. It remains to be seen if he can successfully defend his belt with +500.
Taylor vs Baranchyk can easily go either way
In Glasgow, Josh Taylor and Ivan Baranchyk will continue their quest for the Ali Trophy in the 140lb division. Taylor (-550) is a local supar star in Scotland. His record stands at 14-0, 12 KOs. Many spectators believe Taylor possesses the talent to go all the way. Yet, his opponent Ivan Baranchyk (+350) from Belarus is the undefeated IBF champion. Baranchyk will defend his title for the first time. If anything many see this fight is very close and it can easily go either way.
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