This Saturday night, the unified lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr. and the WBC boss Devin Haney will do battle at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
Read on for our complete betting guide taking a first look at the undisputed lightweight championship bout between Kambosos Jr. and Haney, including updated odds, free boxing betting picks, and predictions.
George Kambosos Jr. vs. Devin Haney
Undisputed Lightweight Championship Main Event Bout
Saturday, June 04, 2022 – 11:00 PM EDT at Marvel Stadium
George Kambosos Jr. Analysis
- Record: 20-0-0 | 10 KOs
George Kambosos Jr. put on a clinical display of boxing versus Teofimo Lopez and, against all odds, had his hand raised to shock the world and claim three of the four world titles at 135lbs.
The Australian native doesn't possess the lengthier experience of his opponent, but the 27-year-old does own some notable advantages heading into the weekend's showcase title fight.
Kambosos Jr. Advantages
- Kambosos Jr. stands at 5" 9 ½, one inch and a half taller than Haney.
- This will be unknown territory for the WBC king, as he's often the more prominent man in his professional fights.
- With the size advantage present, Kambosos Jr. could lead many jab exchanges as he did versus Lopez.
- 50% of Kambosos Jr.'s professional bouts have been won via knockout or technical knockout.
- He boasts a dangerous amount of power.
Although he's positioned as the underdog this weekend, we know how well he can overcome the boxing odds.
Devin Haney Analysis
- Record: 27-0-0 | 15 KOs
Haney initially expected to face Teofimo Lopez to unify the lightweight division championships. Still, after Kambosos Jr. shook up the division earlier this year, his sights have been adjusted to the Australian native.
Devin Haney will be aiming to make a huge statement and dress with all four 135lb title belts, but the 23-year-old well-experienced knockout artist must first overcome the underdog of all underdogs.
The 27-0 WBC lightweight champion could secure his lifelong dreams at such a young age after fast-tracked his professional career with such an impressive display during his come-up.
Haney's Youngster Records
- Haney obtained several National titles to become the youngest ever Youth World Champion.
- His amateur accomplishments are vast, and now the youngster provides the same highlight reel displays against the world's greatest.
- The Californian native became the youngest world champion in boxing after capturing the WBC lightweight title in 2019.
To say his future is bright would be an understatement.
Kambosos Jr. vs. Haney: Fight Breakdown
How Can Kambosos Jr. Defeat Haney?
The Australian crowd will provide Kambosos Jr. with a substantial mental boost, and we know he thrives as being overlooked by the critics.
In actual fact, this Saturday's main event is a 50/50 shout. Deciphering the greater talent is difficult as both men present stand-out attributes.
The blueprint for Kambosos Jr. should be to utilize the size advantage, outwork the challenger with high volume and remain tentative to squeeze a split decision – much like his previous high-level contests.
How Can Haney Defeat Kambosos Jr.?
Haney's physicality in the ring will be a huge factor. Besides owning the ability to fight his backfoot, there are some clear advantages for the WBC king.
With that said, we can find a weakness in Haney's cardiovascular, but we can not judge this fight based on a handful of questionable performances when he's still evolving from fight to fight.
Haney will be the faster, more agile boxer with the crucial skill to box his back foot.
Kambosos Jr. vs. Haney: Betting Pick and Prediction
The available odds at the best sportsbooks and betting sites slightly favor Haney, but as previously mentioned, the fight itself is very challenging to pick a side. However, I believe Haney's speed could edge the output and ultimately have his hand raised as the undisputed champion.
Backing the Over 10 ½ rounds is a safe betting approach, or the value can be found in supporting Haney to win by decision for even money.
Predicted Result: Haney Wins via Decision
Boxing Pick: Over 10 ½ Rounds (-375) at BetOnline
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