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How the public is betting Haney vs. Linares lightweight title fight

We break down the betting splits for Devin Haney and Jorge Linares’s bout for the WBC lightweight title.

Devin Haney (L) and Jorge Linares pose during the ceremonial weigh-in at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on May 28, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will meet for WBC lightweight title fight at the Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas on May 29. Photo by David Becker/Getty Images

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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