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Expert Boxing Predictions: Canelo Alvarez vs James Kirkland Odds

Canelo Alvarez vs James Kirkland Odds have Alvarez -300 with 60% expert boxing predictions on Kirkland

Canelo Alvarez vs James Kirkland Odds have Alvarez -300 with 60% expert boxing predictions on Kirkland

May 9th Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez will face southpaw brute James Kirkland in a 12-round bout on HBO Boxing from Houston, Texas. Canelo Alvarez vs James Kirkland Odds have Canelo as -300 betting favorite with 60% of expert boxing predictions on the underdog. Kirkland, 32-1, 28 KO’s, is coming off a long layoff, last winning against contender Glen Tapia in December of 2013. Alvarez, 44-1-1, 31 KO’s, won a close scrape against talented Cuban southpaw Erislandy Lara in his last outing in July of 2014. Are the betting odds on Canelo inflated at 3 to 1? Our expert boxing predictions panel broke down the pugs. Canelo Alvarez vs James Kirkland Odds Moneyline have Kirkland as +220 underdog at

Expert Boxing Predictions Analysis: The “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland is the most dangerous opponent that Canelo has faced from a punching power standpoint, with the southpaw possessing big ammo in both barrels. Kirkland fights very-well in the trenches with short daggers to the body and will be met by a formidable Alvarez body-attack. Canelo is the superior technical fighter with a tighter defense, better footwork and faster combinations. Kirkland is a bloodthirsty KO artist that pursues his opponents with relentless and sometimes careless aggression. Alvarez will be on his bicycle early, looking for spots to counterpunch Kirkland’s rushes. Canelo Alvarez vs James Kirkland Odds give Alvarez a 75% chance of winning 

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A rusty Kirkland will show some early steam in front of a home crowd but the all-around skills of the Mexican sensation Alvarez will take over by the middle rounds. Canelo takes a great punch and Kirkland will grow frustrated once he knows that he can’t blow out his better skilled opponent. The tough Texan, Kirkland should last until the final bell with the  154 Lb. boxers wearing the puffier 10 oz. gloves but he will take a methodical pounding. Bet Golden Boy Promotions cash cow Canelo to win a wide points decision after facing a big-hearted challenge from Kirkland.

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Canelo Alvarez

Ht. 5’8″ 1/2″

Wt. 154 (Estimated 168)

Age: 24

Reach: 71″

Rounds Fought: 311

Style: Textbook Boxer/Puncher

Best Punch: Left Hook

James Kirkland

Ht. 5’9″

Wt. (Estimated 170)

Age: 31

Reach: 70″

Rounds Fought: 110

Style: Brawler

Best Punch: Overhand Left

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