- Odds: Devin Haney -480 favorite, ‘JoJo’ Diaz +320 underdog.
- Prediction: Devin Haney by Decision.
- Haney vs Diaz is set for December 4th at MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.
WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney is set to take on ‘Jojo’ Diaz this December 4th in Las Vegas. Both boxers are coming off credible wins over veterans and the two young boxers are in their prime. The ceiling is high for Haney and this is another solid test to see how legitimate he can be amongst the greats at lightweight. Let’s check our early fight prediction for Haney vs Diaz below.
Devin Haney vs Joseph Diaz Odds
FanDuel Sportsbook has come out the gate with a solid betting line on Haney as a -480 betting favorite, (Bet $480, win $100). ‘JoJo’ Diaz on the other hand has a huge opportunity here to prove the sports betting sites wrong. You can wager $100 on ‘JoJo’ defeating Haney to win $320.
Haney vs Diaz Prediction
On paper, this is the toughest test for Haney. A young prime Diaz will come to fight and this is only the second time in his career he’s been installed as the betting underdog.
For Haney, he’s become the solid favorite for every single one of his fights. Online sportsbooks are usually tipping “The Dream” anywhere from -3000 to -800 in his last bout against veteran Jorge Linares.
‘JoJo’ will try to put the pressure on Haney, by aiming to rough him up in the early rounds. This will be a great opportunity for Haney to showcase his skills and patience and out skill ‘JoJo.
While ‘JoJo’ isn’t old, it seems that Haney is on the way in while ‘JoJo’ is on the way out. He’s coming off a controversial win over Javier Fortuna and a debatable draw to Shavkat Rakhimov. The margin for error won’t be as forgiving as Devin Haney.
This fight should play out like a high-level chess match. ‘JoJo’ has got a solid chin and Haney has sublime defense, so I wouldn’t be banking on either boxer to get the finish here.
Devin Haney should have the speed and movement advantage. Racking points on the judge’s scorecards, while taking more risks than usual if needed to win and become the undisputed WBC lightweight champion on December 4.
Betting Pick: Haney by Decision.
Is Teofimo Lopez next for Haney?
According to reports, Teofimo Lopez reaches handshake agreement with Eddie Hearn for Devin Haney fight.
“They can have it, we can do it on ESPN,” Hearn continued. “We can do it on both. If it’s the right deal for everybody, we can do it on ESPN, we can do both, and if Bob don’t want to pay for it I’ll pay for it.”
Hearn and Lopez would both then shake hands as they both seemingly agree to the arrangement.
“It’s a pleasure to have you on DAZN,” Hearn concluded.
These lightweight boxers represent two of the four princes of the lightweight divsion right now. Now that Teofimo’s next fight against Kambosos is on DAZN, it means both boxers are fighting on the same platform.
This would be a huge fight for the lightweight division, one that Teofimo has already opened as a betting favorite over Haney. Be sure to check out our boxing coverage for all the latest odds and betting picks.