Haney vs. Kambosos Jr. II Preview: Boxing Predictions, Odds and Picks

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Australian boxer George Kambosos and Devin Haney of the US face-off after weighing-in. Photo by William WEST / AFP.

The undisputed lightweight rematch between Devin Haney and George Kambosos Jr. will commence on October 15 in Australia.

The undisputed lightweight bout isn’t the fight Haney wanted. Still, a mandatory contract leaves the champion obligated to defend his IBF, WBA (Super), WBC, and WBO belts on the line against Kambosos.

Read on for our complete betting guide taking a first look at Haney vs. Kambosos Jr. II, including updated boxing odds and our free expert boxing betting picks.

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Devin Haney vs. George Kambosos Jr. II

Undisputed Lightweight Championship Main Event Bout

Saturday, October 15, 2022 – 10:30 PM EDT at Rod Laver Arena

Devin Haney

  • Professional Record: 28-0 (15 KOs)
  • Age: 23
  • Born: San Francisco, California
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Reach: 72"
  • Stance: Orthodox

Haney never believed he would become the undisputed lightweight champion in a meeting with Kambosos Jr., as Teofimo Lopez was expected to dominate the Australian and clash with the 23-year-old from California.

However, Kambosos Jr. shook up the lightweight division as a significant underdog to earn a unification bout with Haney.

This result, however, didn’t affect Haney’s goal, to surround himself with all four major championships at 135lbs. A dream he achieved when first tangling with Kambosos Jr. during the summer.

Haney Expects a Repeat Performance

The 28-0 undisputed lightweight champion was no stranger to elite-level accomplishments in the world of professional boxing.

Haney became the youngest-ever WBC lightweight champion in 2019, a previously expected feat due to an amateur career filled with highlight-reel performances.

“The Dream” is ready for any adjustments his opponent may approach within the upcoming bout. “George Kambosos is quiet right now like he should have been before our first fight,” Haney said when the rematch was first announced.

“I’m expecting a hungry and determined Kambosos. I will be prepared for any adjustment he brings. This is a great opportunity to gain more Aussie fans and add to my legacy.”

Devin Haney Boxing Accomplishments

  • Current undisputed lightweight champion
  • WBC lightweight champion since 2019
  • WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and Ring Magazine title holder since June 2022

Devin Haney Best Available Odds: (-855) at GTbets (visit our GTbets Review)

George Kambosos

  • Professional Record: 20-1 (10 KOs)
  • Age: 29
  • Born: Sydney, Australia
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Reach: 68.0"
  • Stance: Orthodox

George Kambosos shocked the world when overcoming the talents of Teofimo Lopez and, against all odds, returned to Australia with three of the four world titles at 135lbs.

However, his fortunes ran thin when clashing with Devin Haney in an attempt to unify his newly obtained lightweight titles.

Still, a sneaky rematch clause guaranteed the Aussie would have his chance at redemption.

Against All Odds

Despite owning a height and reach advantage over Haney, Kambosos Jr. struggled to dictate the pace of Haney and would regularly fall victim to his opponent's speed and probing jab.

That said, 50% of Kambosos' fights have been won via knockout or technical knockout; he owns the power to finish it fast, and it only takes one. Although he's again the underdog this weekend, we know how well he can overcome the odds.

George Kambosos Best Available Odds: (+605) at GTbets

Haney vs. Kambosos Jr. II: Analysis and Prediction

How can Kambosos beat Haney?

In his second meeting with Haney, Kambosos needs to raise the pressure and throw a technical boxing contest out the window, he needs to go to war!

He’s never going to outbox Haney, but inside-the-pocket power punches can give the underdog a greater chance of victory.

Should he successfully cut off the ring, force Haney back from the center and onto the ropes, and work his power shots to the body, Haney will be removed from his comfort zone, which will give Kambosos the opportunity to shock the world again.

How can Haney defeat Kambosos?

Aged 23, Haney’s intelligence is one of his most notable attributes. His first encounter with Kambosos saw him deliver a consistently accurate jab that ultimately paved his way to victory.

He effortlessly kept the Aussie at a distance and off-balance, removing his chance of closing the gap.

Haney should, and most likely will, enter the first round of the rematch like it was the 13th round of the first fight.

He’ll be prepared for any new tricks that Kambosos may attempt, but a similar game plan to the first fight will give the champion a successful title defense. Working behind the jab with speed, footwork, and a complete boxing finesse.

Devin Haney vs. Kambosos Jr. II: Betting Pick and Odds

The available odds at the top-rated sportsbooks are fair when considering how dominant Haney was in the first bout.

Kambosos Jr. owns a puncher's chance, but it’s unlikely he’ll have the answers with a four-month gap since the first contest.

-800 isn’t holding much value for sports bettors. However, Haney’s patience and composure should see this fight reach the judges’ scorecards once again.

The price isn’t great, but -300 is significantly better priced than any moneyline available on Haney.

Boxing Pick: Over 10 ½ Rounds (-300) [3u returns 1u profit] at Heritage Sports (visit our Heritage Sports Review)

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