- Odds: Devin Haney -700 favorite, Jorge Linares +450.
- Haney has a tone of potential and this is a perfect fight for him to showcase it.
- Is there betting value on Linares as a sizeable underdog?
A fight between Jorge Linares and Devin Haney is finalized for May 29, In Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be Haney’s biggest test to date against the old guard Linares. We break down the opening betting odds for Haney vs Linares below.
Haney vs Linares Odds
|Devin Haney||-700, (1/7)|
|Jorge Linares||+450, (9/2)|
Online betting sites are hot in Haney defeating Linares, the undefeated Haney ranges from a -650 to -900 favorite depending where you shop for your lines. The average odds we are seeing for Haney is -700, bet $700 to win $100. It is best to wait and see what the prop bets are for winning by KO/TKO or round betting for this bout.
If you are a Linares fan and see him causing an upset here, you can bet $100 to win $450 with these current moneyline odds.
If Haney can get past Linares, it’s expected he will face Lomachenko next. That being said this is Haney’s biggest test in his career. Similar to when Haney fought Gamboa, both fights are made when his opponents are reaching the end of their career.
“I’m very excited to be making my third world title defense against a great fighter like Jorge Linares,” Haney said, “who will be the best fighter I will have ever faced in my career. He’s a three-division world champion who has fought at the championship level for the past 13 years. I grew up watching Linares, and the fact that this fight is happening in Las Vegas is incredible.
“Boxing fans around the world are eager to see me step up in competition, which is great, and I know Linares is coming to fight. I’m ready to give the fans a spectacular performance. The better competition brings the best out of me. Against Linares, I’m going to show the world why I’m the king of the lightweight division.”
The pressure is more on Haney’s than Linares for this fight. Going into this as a huge favorite, Haney will want to show his “full arsenal” of skills to compete with the best of the lightweight division.
Another potential blockbuster fight that could come into fruition, Haney vs Teofimo Lopez. Teofimo Lopez being the betting favorite means if you bet $227 you could net $100, with a win over Devin Haney.
Linares Past His Prime
Jorge Linares is now 35, and his best years are behind him. When he was in his prime he was a fantastic fighter. He is the former WBC featherweight and WBC lightweight champion and was once a top ten pound-for-pound boxer.
He stopped Óscar Larios to win the vacant featherweight title, then went on to become very familiar with the UK fanbase. After defeating Anthony Crolla twice and Luke Campbell 2016-17. Then after he lost a competitive fight to Vasyl Lomachenko in 2018, we started to see a slight decline after this TKO loss. Since then he has picked up some wins over mediocre opponents.
“This is my moment to show the world that I still have a lot more to give at 135 pounds,” Linares said in a Matchroom press release via DAZN.
“Devin Haney is a talented and quick-handed young man. But when I was his age, I had already become a world champion by snatching the [WBC featherweight] title from a real world champion like Oscar Larios. And now you can imagine how much more experience I have now at an age where I feel stronger and better than ever.”
it’s clear Linares is not taking this fight lightly and will go out there to make a statement with the odds against him. What chance do you give Linares defeating Haney, comment below!