Devin Haney is putting his 25-0 record and the WBC lightweight championship on the line on Saturday when he faces former three-division champ Jorge Linares. The fight will take place at the Michelob Ultra Arena at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The main card gets going at 8 p.m. and the main event between Haney and Linares will get started in the 11 p.m. hour.
Haney is making his third defense of a WBC belt he won in September 2019 when he forced Zaur Abdullaev to retire after the fourth round. This fight is a step up in competition for Haney as Linares is the proverbial savvy veteran. Linares has won belts at three different weight classes and in was The Ring lightweight champion from 2016 to 2018.
Moneyline betting splits
Haney is heavily favored in this fight at DraftKings Sportsbook, sitting at -1115 in the two-way market, while Linares sits at +575. The betting public is split on this one. 71% of total bets are on Haney but the handle is split evenly between the two fighters.
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