- The latest boxing odds feature Devin Haney as a -280 favorite against Vasiliy Lomachenko at +230.
- Haney is now the man to beat at 135 pounds, does Lomachenko still have it at 35 years of age?
- We give our fight prediction & best bets for Haney vs Loma below for May 20, 2023, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
On May 20th one of the biggest boxing fights of 2023 will be here, between Devin Haney and Vasiliy Lomachenko. This fight could be a true passing of the torch if Haney can get past “The Matrix” Lomachenko. We review the betting odds for Haney vs Loma below with some early fight analysis.
Haney vs Lomachenko Odds
Devin “The Dream” Haney is currently a -280 betting favorite, giving the young champion a 73.6% win probability over Loma. Over the past decade Lomachenko has been a P4P great, now at 35 he’s a slight underdog +230, bet $100 to net $230 on this current betting line.
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Haney vs Loma Prop Bets
- Haney by decision: -175
- Loma by decision: +330
- Haney by KO/TKO: +900
- Loma by KO/TKO: +750
- The fight goes to a decision: -550
The Haney vs Loma fight offers a few prop bets for those interested in betting. One of the best bets is for Haney to win by decision, with odds of -175. Another is for Loma to win by decision, with odds of +330. Additionally, there’s a prop bet for Haney to win by KO/TKO, with odds of +900 and for Loma to win by KO/TKO, with odds of +750. Finally, there’s a prop bet for the fight to go to a decision, with odds of -550.
Haney to win by decision has an implied win probability of 63.6%, while Loma to win by decision has an implied win probability of 23.3%. Meanwhile, Haney to win by KO/TKO has an implied win probability of 9.9%, and Loma to win by KO/TKO has an implied win probability of 11.8%. Lastly, the fight goes to a decision has an implied probability of 84.6%.
Based on the implied win probabilities, the best bets would be for Haney to win by decision and for the fight to go to a decision. However, it’s important to note that a bet on a KO/TKO victory for either fighter could result in a higher payout if successful.
Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko Prediction
Devin Haney is now 24 years of age with a professional record of 29 wins, 17 of which were won by knockout. He has never lost a fight and has no draws. Haney is 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a reach of 70.9 inches, and fights in the orthodox stance.
Vasiliy Lomachenko, on the other hand, is a 35-year-old Southpaw boxer with a professional record of 15 wins by knockout and 2 losses. He has never been stopped in a fight and has no draws. Lomachenko is 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a reach of 65.4 inches.
In terms of their fighting styles, Haney has won most of his fights by unanimous decision, with a few knockouts and one TKO. Lomachenko has also won most of his fights by unanimous decision but has a higher knockout percentage than Haney.
Devin Haney traveled to Australia twice in 2022 to take on George Kambosos Jr. After taking Kambosos titles in the first encounter, “The Dream” returned again and defended them – beating the Auzzie a second time on home soil. 2023 is set to be his homecoming party, with a fight against Ukrainian great Lomachenko in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For the best part of a decade, Lomachenko remained a pound-for-pound great. it wasn’t until that infamous night on October 17, 2020, that he lost his lightweight title to Teófimo López. Since then Loma has bounced back with three straight wins over Masayoshi Nakatani, Richard Comey, and Jamaine Ortiz.
Haney vs Lomachenko for the undisputed lightweight crown is the biggest fight of 2023. One of the reasons this fight is significant is Lomachenko’S greatness and skills that we have witnessed over the past decade. His ability to pivot and create angles in the ring has been unparalleled by his rivals.
Then on the flip side, you have Haney, who has an impressive journey yet still hasn’t won the media and fans over completely but boxing purists respect his craft. He’s undefeated (29-0) and still only 24 years of age, with sublime movement and slick boxing defense.
I expect this fight to be as technical as it comes in boxing. In order for Lomachenko to win this fight, I think he may have to take bigger risks than Haney. For any fighter to take chances against Haney and fight more aggressively, it always falls into his hands. Haney will have to watch Loma’s power that is underrated, a knockdown or two could be enough to sway the judge’s scorecards – if he goes the distance.
At this point in his career, I see Loma struggling to find a way to get at Haney. Haney’s precision and patience pay off as he starts to clock rounds over Loma. This fight will still be close and my early money is on Haney edging out a close decision over Loma.
Betting Pick: Haney by Decision.
Haney on Loma’s Experience
Although Haney has been critical of his upcoming opponent, he acknowledges that the fighter brings many skills to the table that are not underhanded gimmicks.
“A dirty fight,” said Haney to a group of reporters when asked what he expects come fight night. “He is a dirty fighter.”
“He has skills, don’t get me wrong but he relies a lot on dirty tactics. Stop training for that dirty sh!t. Give me a fair fight. I know you wanna fight dirty but it won’t work.”
Even though Haney has been trying to portray Loma as the villain, a victory in this fight would undoubtedly help cement the future hall of famer’s legacy. However, a loss would be a significant setback, particularly considering the considerable size difference and Loma’s age.