George Kambosos Jr. vs. Devin Haney fight odds and prediction

George Kambosos Jr. vs. Devin Haney fight odds and prediction

The previous couple of weeks have featured fights the place one boxer is a big favourite. That’s not the case on Saturday night time when WBC light-weight champion Devin Haney (27-0, 15 KOs) faces WBA, IBF and WBO light-weight champion George Kambosos Jr. (20-0, 10 KOs).

Oddsmakers have put in Haney as a -165 favourite, whereas betters can get Kambosos at +140 with the battle ending in a draw +1600 on BetMGM. Except a ton of late cash is available in on Kambosos, this would be the third time in 5 fights that he closes because the betting underdog.

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Kambosos was coming off two uninspiring split-decision wins over Mickey Bey and Lee Selby earlier than he shocked the world by upsetting Teofimo Lopez as a +600 underdog. Not referred to as a tough puncher, half of Kambosos’ 20 profession wins have gone to the decide’s scorecards, together with 4 of his final 5 fights. 

George Kambosos and Devin Haney sq. off on the pre-fight press convention.High Rank through Getty Pictures

Haney enters Saturday’s battle as Ring Journal’s No. 2 ranked light-weight. Haney received the WBC light-weight title with a dominant stoppage win over Zaur Abdullaev and has defended the belt efficiently 4 instances. He has 15 knockouts on his file however his final 4 fights have gone the gap. 

Oddsmakers aren’t anticipating this battle to finish early. The percentages of Haney-Kambosos going the gap are -300, whereas the full rounds is ready at 11 with the over juiced to -350. Each fighters are +500 to win by stoppage. 

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Tips on how to Wager Kambosos-Haney

Previous historical past and the chances are saying this battle will go the complete 12 rounds on Saturday night time. So what’s one of the simplest ways to revenue from the bout? One factor to remember is Kambosos is preventing in entrance of his residence crowd in Melbourne. In what ought to be a razor shut battle, I see worth on Kambosos +280 to win on factors over the extra highly-regarded Haney. 

Whereas not a heavy puncher, Kambosos applies a number of stress. Kambosos beat Lopez by cut up determination as a result of he dominated late, out-landing his opponent 41-16 within the closing two rounds. The Australian will doubtless power the difficulty on this matchup and in entrance of 60,000 screaming followers, that may sway the judges in an in depth battle. 

One other factor to think about is Haney can be with out two key members in his nook. Invoice Haney, Devin’s father and lead coach, was denied entry into Australia, as was coach Ben Davison. Once more, in a good battle, Haney not having his father current to provide recommendation might make a  distinction.  

Haney is the extra expert fighter with a three-inch attain benefit. There’s definitely a situation the place Haney out-boxes Kambosos for 12 rounds and earns a call victory. Kambosos has essentially the most spectacular win of the 2 over Lopez. General although, Haney has confronted harder competitors in his profession with victories over Yuriorkis Gamboa, Jorge Linares and Joseph Diaz.

Nonetheless, there are simply too many variables that time to Kambosos successful a call and at +280, that’s the wager I like most. I additionally don’t hate betting on a draw. All the things suggests this can be a extremely aggressive battle that goes the gap. Throwing a couple of dollars on it to finish in a draw at +1600 isn’t a nasty concept both.

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