Eleider Alvarez is in a must win situation when he takes on Michael Seals this coming saturday in Verona, NY. At first glance they have an almost identical record; 24-1 for for Alvarez and 24-2 for Seals. Of course when you examine their records you quickly find out that Eleider Alvarez has faced the better opposition and he has 4 quality wins on his resume against Sergey Kovalev, Jean Pascal, Lucian Bute and Isaac Chilemba. Eleider Alvarez is in an interesting situation because of his past, let us explain; When he fought Kovalev the first time, Kovalev was a big favourite and not many people were giving him a chance. He beat Kovalev and stopped him in that bout although he was down on the cards. In the rematch, Nobody gave Kovalev a chance and said that he was done and that he would get knocked out. The second time around Alvarez was the prohibitive favourite going in and he lost a clear decision, almost a shutout decision. With everything that has occured, the bookies now are giving more value on Eleider Alvarez than he really should be worth. The odds are -400 for Eleider Alvarez to win and +350 on Seals.
Eleider Alvarez at a price of -400 against Michael Seals is good value. Alvarez is just so much better than Seals in every department that he really dont have much of a chance at all in this fight. The pick is Eleider Alvarez to win this fight.