This weekend there is a huge boxing match taking place at the AT&T Stadium in Texas, as arguably the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world at present, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez takes on the previously unbeaten WBO Champion and Olympic Gold Medallist Billy Joe Saunders.
Canelo will have his WBC (Super), WBC and The Ring Super Middleweight titles on the line in the battle with the British fighter in what is yet another chance for the Mexican superstar to add another title to his impressive haul.
To celebrate the fight, DraftKings Sportsbook have come up with another of their fantastic value odds boost sign up offers for new customers based on this weekend’s fight, which will be available right up until the fight gets underway on Saturday night (8th May).
Canelo Alvarez V Billy Joe Saunders 55/1 Starter Offer
To claim the offer, you need to be a first time depositor at DraftKings Sportsbook and you must place a deposit of at least $5 or more into your account.
Once you have made the qualifying deposit into your account, you will be issued with a special single-use Odds Boost bet.
This bet can be used on either Canelo Alvarez or Billy Joe Saunders to win the fight and will offer you a boosted price of +5500 (55/1) on either of the two boxers winning the bout. The maximum amount of money you can wager on this bet is $1.
As is always the case with these offers from DraftKings, you must select the boost on your bet slip before you place your bet to ensure you get the specially boosted price on your selection.
You can then sit back and watch the fight knowing that if you backed the winner, then you will get back $55 in winnings plus your $1 stake money back.
You must be living in CO, IA, IL, IN, MI, NJ. PA, TN or WV in order to qualify for this offer.
Alvarez V Saunders Fight Preview
A stacked undercard sees two other world title fights before the main event in Texas this weekend. Elwin Soto takes on Katsunari Takayama for the WBO Flyweight Title and Kieron Conway faces Souleymane Cissokho for the WBA inter-continental super-welterweight title.
However all the focus will be on the main event, which was thrown into doubt earlier in the week when Saunders camp complained over the size of the ring set up for the bout in Texas.
Indeed, Saunders tweeted that the fight would be off unless the ring issue was resolved, but a short time later, the British Olympian confirmed that the issue had been “sorted” and warned:
“Canelo, I’m ready to rock and roll.”
“I believe I am the only one with the footwork, know-how, skill-set, mindset and brain to unlock that door in Canelo.”
“Nobody is unbeatable, and I believe I have got the tools to beat him if I use them properly and if the game plan comes off that I believe works.”
Canelo has amassed 55 wins, two draws and a sole defeat (to Floyd Mayweather) in his career thus far and he has beaten a who’s who of boxing legends across multiple weights. This includes victories over British stars Amir Khan, Ryan Rhodes, Matthew Hatton, Callum Smith, Liam Smith and Rocky Fielding.
He is a four weight World Champion and reckoned by many to be the biggest draw in professional boxing at the present, especially in the United States and his native Mexico.
Saunders though is unbeaten in 30 fights, winning 14 by knockout, it is clear by his comments he believes he has what it takes to beat Canelo and cause what would be one of the biggest shocks in boxing in recent times.