The undisputed lightweight belt will be on the line when champion Devin Haney (28-0) runs it back against George Kambosos (20-1). Haney won their first bout and the rematch is scheduled for October 15 at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.
The 135-pound division is full of electric talents, such as Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis, but Haney vs Kambosos was easily the fight to make. After his loss to Haney in June, the Australian immediately invoked his rematch clause.
The Devin Haney vs George Kambosos odds are set, with BetOnline Sportsbook pegging Haney as the -800 favorite and Kambosos as the +500 underdog.
Devin Haney vs George Kambosos Odds
BetOnline Sportsbook has Haney at -800 and Kambosos at +500. Our odds calculator tells us a $10 bet on Haney pays out $11.25, netting a profit of just $1.25. The same $10 bet on Kambosos pays out $60.
Odds as of September 16 at BetOnline Sportsbook
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Haney vs Kambosos Odds Analysis
The champion Haney has been a favorite in his last four bouts but saw his closest odds in his first match vs Kambosos in June. “The Dream” was just -180 chalk in that fight, scoring bettors some solid money when he took the Aussie the distance and won on points.
Kambosos has been comfy as an underdog in his last two fights. The decision loss to Haney at +150 odds is one thing, but before that the Australian defeated Teofimo Lopez in November 2021, cashing as a +650 underdog in a shocking split-decision win.
Can Kambosos Get Past Haney’s Jab?
The 23-year-old Haney controlled most of their first fight. “Ferocious” Kambosos had his moments, but the American set the pace and outclassed the Aussie in front of his home fans.
A big factor going into the rematch will be how Kambosos works around Haney’s jab, which prevented him from getting close in the first fight. Haney has a slight speed advantage, so he peppered his opponent with jabs and kept moving to stay elusive, which stymied Kambosos’ own offense.
In the second fight, we will need to see how Kambosos counters off the jab. If he decides to hand-parry to get in close, there could be an avenue to blasting Haney’s chin. Or maybe Kambosos will be able to slip it, get in close and throw some counter hooks.
Watch for Kambosos to come out with a different strategy the second time. If he doesn’t, he’s likely facing another decision loss.
Will We Get A Knockout?
A question as old as time – do these guys possess enough punching power to put each other out? The short answer is yes, but if we look at their first fight, there were some heavy exchanges.
In the second round, Kambosos hurt Haney with a left hook/right overhand combo. The left hook for Kambosos landed in the eighth round again. By the final two rounds, when the scorecards were clearly in Haney’s favor, the Aussie fought with a little more desperation, stepping into body shots and overhands to no avail.
There’s not a ton of evidence from the first fight that tells us we’ll see a knockout in the rematch. Anything is possible in the fight game, but Haney’s chin and his movement make a knockout loss, on his end at least, seem very unlikely.
Devin Haney vs George Kambosos Pick
There’s not much value at -800, but we’re still picking Haney to win. The 23-year-old is a flawless talent for his age and his jab should keep Kambosos away in the rematch.
We expect this fight to go the distance once more, but once the props are released, there could be some use in sprinkling a few bets on Haney to finish the fight in Rounds 10-12, when Kambosos will be more fatigued.
Prediction: Haney (-800) to win by decision (TBD)
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