Cinco de Mayo weekend is widely considered boxing’s biggest showcase, and for the first time since 2011, Floyd Mayweather Jr. doesn’t appear on this weekend’s card. Saturday’s headliner is Mexico’s Canelo Alvarez defending the middleweight championship against England’s Amir Khan at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
When: Coverage Starts at 9 p.m. ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Watch: HBO Pay Per View
Twenty-five year-old Alvarez enters the fight with a record of 46-1-1, with that lone defeat coming at the hands of Mayweather Jr. in September 2013. In his last fight, he defeated Miguel Cotto in November 2015 to win the vacant WBC and lineal middleweight titles that he previously lost to Mayweather. Khan, a 29-year-old welterweight from Bolton, Lancashire, United Kingdom, will be moving up two weight classes to challenge Alvarez at middleweight. Khan is 31-3 with 19 of those victories coming via knockout.
At William Hill in Nevada, Alvarez (-550) is the heavy favorite over Khan (+425). As of Monday afternoon, 77-percent of the total number of tickets is on the underdog, Khan. However, 94-percent of the total dollars wagered are on Alvarez to retain his title. The total rounds on the fight sits at 9.5 rounds (over +105; under -125). Notable bouts on the undercard, with odds courtesy of Bovada…
Patrick Teixeira (-145) vs. Curtis Stevens (+115)
Frankie Gomez (-225) vs. Mauricio Herrera (+175)
Diego De La Hoya (-5000) vs. Rocco Santomauro (+1400)