The Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin trilogy fight is officially happening in September

A Canelo-GGG trilogy is on the way!

Professional boxing has had quite a strong first half of 2022. From Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano on the women’s side to Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castano and Errol vs. Yordenis Ugas there’s been a number of highlight moments that capture why the sport is so spectacular.

The second half of the year appears to have plenty more in store.

Two of boxing’s biggest names are about to line it up for the third time. On Tuesday afternoon, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin confirmed to the boxing world via Twitter that a trilogy bout between the two fighters is on the way.

The third iteration of the Canelo-GGG will come five years after the first fight between the two concluded in a draw, and four years after the epic rematch that Alvarez won by majority decision in what was dubbed by Ring Magazine as “Fight of the Year 2018.”

Yet, the timing of this third bout is interesting.

Canelo went on to dominate the sport for four years until earlier this month when he was out-boxed in a loss to Dmitry Bivol. Meanwhile, Golovkin has fought four times since the 2018 loss to Alvarez — all wins.

But with Canelo coming off of his first defeat since 2013 and Golovkin now 40 years of age, will the trilogy give the boxing world what it wants?

Time will tell.

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Boxer Terence Crawford’s daughter lost her shoe, then dominated the field in a stunning track meet

An absolutely epic victory from a seven-year-old star.

Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford might very well be the No. 1 boxer in the world any day now as far as pound-for-pound rankings go. It’s an astonishing rise for the 34-year-old Nebraska native, who has yet to lose a fight in his professional career (38-0, 29 KOs). Even more astonishing: he might not even be the best athlete in his own family.

At least this week, that title belongs to his seven-year-old daughter, Talaya, who’s track meet on Saturday has gone viral for her incredible comeback victory.

After running out of her shoe on the starting blocks of a 200-meter sprint, Talaya calmly puts it back on as the rest of the pack dashes down the track. The mishap allowed the young Crawford to pull off a Rich Strike-like comeback and demolish the field to the finish line.

Just watch for yourself.

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It doesn’t matter what age group is competing, that is simply remarkable. What could be more inspiring than watching your child (any child, really) find the focus, toughness and determination to push through when everything goes wrong.

As Terence Crawford wrote on Instagram, Talaya let it all hang when faced with adversity.

May we all carry the same energy.

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Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol odds, picks and predictions

Breaking down Saturday’s Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol WBA light heavyweight championship fight, with boxing odds, picks and predictions.

In a WBA light heavyweight championship bout, Canelo Alvarez and Dmitry Bivol meet Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The fight can be viewed on DAZN, with the Pay-Per-View card beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze the Canelo vs. Bivol odds and lines, with picks and predictions.

Canelo enters this one with an impressive 57 victories, including 39 knockouts, and he’ll be up against a guy without a blemish in his career. The 31-year-old Kyrgyzstan-born fighter Bivol has won all 19 of his career bouts with 11 knockouts, although this obviously is a huge step up in competition.

Bivol has won his past six fights via unanimous decision since a TKO in the 12th Round against Sullivan Barrera at Madison Square Garden in New York back in March 2018. His last fight in Ekatarinburg in Russia was a snoozer UD against Umar Salamov in Dec. 2021.

Canelo still has a lot of tread on the tires at 31 years of age despite the high amount of fights on his ledger. He planted Caleb Plant via TKO in the 11th Round last time out at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in Nov. 2021, following up an 8th Round RTD against Billy Joe Saunders in Arlington, Texas. Before that was a title defense fight in Miami against Avni Yildirim, which barely had him break a sweat in the 3rd-Round win.

Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol odds and lines

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  • Fight result (2-way line): Canelo -600 (bet $600 to win $100) | Bivol +340 (bet $100 to win $340)
  • Over/Under: 10.5 rounds (Over -360 | Under +235)
  • Will the fight go the distance? (Yes -290 | No +180)

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Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol picks and predictions

Records: Canelo (57-1-2) | Bivol (19-0-0)

Fight result (2-way line or money line)

Canelo (-600) will cost you six times your potential return, and that’s just way too outrageous of a price, especially in a bout that has a good chance of going to the judges. It’s hard to envision Canelo losing, however.

Instead, play CANELO BY DECISION (-170), which is a much, much better price.

Over/Under (O/U)

Over 10.5 Rounds (-360) is way too expensive, costing you over three-and-a-half times your potential return. You can’t make any money that way. Yes (-290): Fight to go the distance is too pricey, too.

AVOID, and just play the Method of Victory as your primary wager in this title bout.

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May Sports Betting Calendar: PGA Championship, NHL playoffs and Kentucky Derby

The NBA playoffs roll into the conference finals too.

Get your mint julep’s ready, because it’s May and that means horse racing season is upon us. Here’s your guide on what to bet this month, and nothing brings out the big spenders quite like Triple Crown races, beginning with the Kentucky Derby early in the month and Preakness Stakes later.

The NBA Playoffs also continue, with the second round giving way to the conference finals later in the month. And the Stanley Cup Playoff will get underway too, as the NHL looks to crown a champion.

Below is a look at all of these events and more coming up in May.

Odds via Tipico

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Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte, live stream, TV channel, time, fight card, how to watch

Tyson Fury is back and will face Dillian Whyte as he gets a shot at the WBC heavyweight belt on Saturday from Wembley Stadium in London.

Tyson Fury is back in what he says will be his final fight as Dillian Whyte gets his shot at the WBC heavyweight belt on Saturday in front of more than 94,000 people from Wembley Stadium in London.

This is an early one for folks in the U.S., as it gets underway around 12 p.m ET with the undercard with Fury and Whyte making their way to the ring around 5 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. ET.

The Fury vs. Whyte main card will air on ESPN+ pay-per-view. It can be live-streamed through ESPN+.

Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte

  • When: Saturday, April 23
  • Undercard: 12:00 p.m. ET
  • Main Card: 5:00 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: ESPN+ (stream now)

Fury vs. Wilder Fight Card

  • Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte, WBC heavyweight title
  • Ekow Essuman vs. Darren Tetley, welterweights
  • Isaac Lowe vs. Nick Ball, featherweights
  • David Adeleye vs. Chris Healey, heavyweights
  • Tommy Fury vs. Daniel Bocianski, light heavyweights

Boxing Odds and Betting Lines

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Tyson Fury (-450) vs. Dillian Whyte (+350)

Tie: +2500

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How bettors are predicting Saturday’s Errol Spence-Yordenis Ugas welterweight bout

Bettors are expecting Errol Spence to win on Saturday night.

It’s been a long few years for unified welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr. In 2019, he was involved in a life-threatening car accident that forced him out of the ring for more than a year. And after returning to defeat Danny Garcia in December 2020, Spence suffered a detached retina during a sparring session in the lead-up to a title fight versus Manny Pacquiao, which forced Spence to withdraw from the fight.

One eye surgery later, Spence is recovered and ready to take on Yordenis Ugas — the same Yordenis Ugas who stepped in for Spence last August and outclassed Pacquiao en route to a unanimous decision victory.

But the past is the past, and now these two champions will unite this Saturday night in Dallas in a three-belt welterweight world title unification. And if you ask the betting public, Ugas doesn’t stand a chance.

Seventy-four percent of bet slips coming into Tipico Sportsbook have Spence, the hometown kid and odds-on favorite (-750) on the moneyline, with the other 26 percent going to Ugas (+400).

How do you think it will all play out?

You can follow the action live at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime PPV.

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Errol Spence Jr. vs. Yordenis Ugas odds, picks and predictions

Breaking down Saturday’s Errol Spence Jr. vs. Yordenis Ugas welterweight fight, with boxing odds, picks and predictions.

In a welterweight unification bout Saturday, Errol Spence Jr. squares off with Yordenis Ugas at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The fight will begin around approximately 11:00 p.m. ET and can be viewed on Showtime pay-per-view. Below, we analyze the Spence Jr. vs. Ugas odds and lines, with picks and predictions.

Spence Jr. holds the UBC and IBF world welterweight titles. His last fight was also at this venue, as he topped Danny Garcia via unanimous decision in Dec. 2020. He bested Shawn Porter by split decision in Sept. 2019 at Staples Center in Los Angeles in his prior bout, and before that was a unanimous-decision win over Mikey Garcia at AT&T Stadium in March 2019.

The 35-year-old Ugas snuck by veteran Manny Pacquiao in Aug. 2021 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas last time out, successfully defending the WBA super world welterweight title. This will be the first fight for Ugas at AT&T Stadium. Prior to his win over PacMan, he topped Abel Ramos via split decision at the Microsoft Theatre in L.A. in Sept. 2020.

Spence Jr. vs. Ugas: Odds and lines

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  • Fight result (2-way line): Spence -750 (bet $750 to win $100) | Ugas +400 (bet $100 to win $400)
  • Over/Under: 10.5 rounds (Over -370 | Under +240)
  • Will the fight go the distance? (Yes -250 | No +170)

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Spence Jr. vs. Ugas: Picks and predictions

Records: Spence Jr. (27-0-0) | Ugas (27-4-0)

Fight result (2-way line or money line)

Spence Jr. (-750) will cost you seven and a half times your potential return, and that’s just not a recommended way to go.

It’s slightly cheaper to roll with Spence Jr. (-600) on the 3-way line, but that’s still too much risk for not enough reward.

PASS.

Over/Under (O/U)

Ugas has ended up going the distance in six consecutive fights, while Spence Jr. has fought to a decision in three straight fights since knocking out Carlos Ocampo Martinez in the first round at The Ford Center in Frisco, Texas in June 2018.

Spence Jr. has knockout ability, and therefore it’s worth a roll of the dice to play NO (+170): FIGHT TO GO THE DISTANCE. Playing UNDER 10.5 ROUNDS (+240) is an even better value.

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Gary Russell Jr. vs. Mark Magsayo odds, picks and prediction: featherweight championship

Breaking down Saturday’s Brandon Figueroa vs. Stephen Fulton jr. featherweight fight, with boxing odds, picks and predictions.

In a 12-round WBC featherweight title bout, Gary Russell Jr. and Mark Magsayo meet Saturday at the Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The main card is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET, and the fight is expected to start at approximately 11 p.m. ET. Below, we break down the Russell Jr. vs. Magsayo odds and lines, with boxing picks and predictions.

Russell heads to New Jersey on a seven-bout win streak, including a unanimous-decision win over Tugstsogt Nyambayar last time out at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., Feb. 8, 2020.

It’s been nearly two calendar years since GRJ has been in the ring. He elects to fight just once per year, and this will be his sixth title defense since securing the 126-pound belt back in 2015. He skipped that annual fight in 2021 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Russell cites that weak opponents, not a willingness to fight, have been the reason for his lack of fighting more than once per year.

Magsayo, a Filipino fighter, has the legendary trainer Freddie Roach in his corner. He is a powerful puncher who could really give Russell fits. “Magnifico” posted a knockout win over Julio Ceja last time out Aug. 21, 2021, and he had a TKO victory over Pablo Cruz in his bout prior to that April 10, 2021. He has 23 wins and no defeats, with 16 knockout victories in his pro career.

Russell Jr. vs. Magsayo odds and lines

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 7:05 a.m. ET.

  • Gary Russell Jr.: -400 (bet $400 to win $100) | Mark Magsayo: +255 (bet $100 to win $255)
  • Total Rounds: 10.5 (Over: -270 | Under: +185)
  • Will the fight go the distance? Yes: -210 | No: +150

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Russell Jr. (-400) is a rather moderate favorite with an implied win probability of 80.00%. A $100 bet on the favorite would return of a profit of just $25.00 with a victory as a chalky wager.

Russell Jr. vs. Magsayo tale of the tape

Gary Russell Jr. (-400)

Record: 31-1-0 (18 KOs)

Height: 5-foot-4.5

Reach: 64 inches

Stance: Southpaw

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Mark Magsayo (+255)

Record: 23-0-0 (16 KOs)

Height: 5-foot-6

Reach: 68 inches

Stance: Orthodox

Russell Jr. vs. Magsayo predictions and picks

Russell Jr. (-400) will cost you four times your potential return if you like the favorite. There is likely to be a lot of rust since he hasn’t fought in nearly two full years.

Instead, play MAGSAYO (+255) as a live ‘dog on the 2-way line. He is a powerful puncher who is a little raw and inexperienced, but he has a good corner and has been fighting on a regular basis while cutting his teeth against plenty of competition. It’s a potentially rusty veteran versus a young fighter with momentum, hungry to score a signature victory. Magsayo is a far more attractive value.

In addition, while Over 10.5 Rounds (-270) is a little on the expensive side, if you want a little action on this fight without necessarily declaring a winner, YES (-210): FIGHT TO GO THE DISTANCE is a worthwhile play.

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Frank Gore’s hilarious reaction to getting punched in the face by Deron Williams became a meme

Frank Gore’s reaction was too funny.

Things got weird in Tampa at the Jake Paul-Tyron Woodley fight card last night in Tampa as former NFL great Frank Gore took on former NBA star Deron Williams in a four-round fight that had judges and everything.

Williams ended up winning the via split decision after four wild rounds that at one point saw Gore falling through the ropes after being punched by Williams.

Williams had a great quote after the fight, saying:

“I’m gonna go sit my old dumb ass down somewhere and let these professionals do this (expletive). Honestly, I probably looked terrible out there. … As soon as you come out here and start getting touched, all your training goes out the window.”

Look at this wild moment:

The best moment of the fight, though, came when Gore had a priceless reaction to getting punched by Williams:

That quickly became a meme:

This ringside angle of Jake Paul’s KO of Tyron Woodley is absolutely wild

WOW.

YouTuber Jake Paul was back in the boxing ring Saturday night and man did ever make a loud statement in Tampa.

In case you missed it, Paul knocked out former UFC middleweight champ Tyron Woodley with a vicious right hook in the sixth round of their scheduled eight-round fight. Woodley was out cold before his body hit the mat, which was wild to see considering his history in the fight game.

The fight before that KO punch was pretty darn dreadful but things changed in an absolute hurry in the sixth round. Check out this wild angle of the KO. The sound of the punch landing and the sound of Woodley landing on the mat are nuts:

Crazy.

Here’s another angle of the KO:

Twitter had reactions: