Perfect professional boxing records will also be on the line when Devin Haney takes on George Kambosos in a battle for the undisputed world lightweight titles.
Billed as “Fight for Undisputed,” this clash has been months in the making and is now set to take place on Saturday, June 4, at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
Online sportsbook BetUS has all the George Kambosos vs Devin Haney odds. Haney is tagged as a sturdy -180 favorite, while Kambosos lags as a +150 underdog in the first defense of his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and The Ring lightweight titles.
That means sports bettors backing Haney must wager $180 to generate winnings of $100, while a successful $100 bet on Kambosos will produce a payday of $150.
Kambosos vs Haney Odds
Odds as of June 2 at BetUS
A deeper dive into the Kambosos vs Haney odds using our sports betting calculator tells us Haney’s -180 odds translate to an implied win probability of 64.29 percent, while Kambosos’ +150 has just a 40.00 percent implied win probability.
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George Kambosos vs Devin Haney Odds Analysis
Undefeated in 27 professional fights, Haney has regularly enjoyed the support of sports bettors when stepping into the ring.
“The Dream” has sported negative odds in each of his past nine ring appearances, with sportsbooks tagging him with odds as short as -900 ahead of his unanimous-decision win over Joseph Diaz last time out in December.
Kambosos Struggling to Win Over Sports Bettors
George Kambosos’ rise to the top of the lightweight division with an unblemished 20-0 record has done little to improve his fortunes at the sportsbooks.
Barring a dramatic about-face in the final days before his clash with Haney, “Ferocious” will enter the ring in Melbourne as a betting underdog for the second time in as many appearances.
Kambosos was given little chance of success in his recent championship clash with Teofimo Lopez, pulling off the stunning upset win by split decision while listed as an underdog with odds as long as +900.
Kambosos vs Haney Betting Preview
If there were any doubts about George Kambosos’ ability to take a punch, they were allayed in his impressive performance against Teofimo Lopez.
A first-round knockout was promised by Lopez, but instead he found himself on the mat in the dying seconds of the first round, courtesy of a vicious right hand from Kambosos.
While Lopez continued to pursue the knockout punch, he struggled as the fight wore on. That opened the door for Kambosos to seal the victory by outpunching the depleted champion over the final two rounds.
Kambosos’ ability to survive the punching power of Lopez proved to be an eye-opener for many observers. However, he can expect to face a far more patient opponent in Haney.
Haney’s Game Quickly Evolving
Heralded as a knockout specialist during the early days of his career fighting in Mexico, Devin Haney’s skills and approach have steadily improved during his rise to WBC lightweight champion. Undefeated in 27 outings, the 23-year-old has claimed unanimous-decision wins in each of his past four outings.
Of course, Haney remains a threat to finish inside the distance. However, his ability to evade punches while wearing down opponents with constant barrages of jabs and power punches has earned him comparisons to the likes of Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Indeed, a career stat comparison between Haney and “Money” at the same age reveals striking similarities in record and method of victory.
Kambosos vs Haney Pick
Kambosos has plenty of reason to be confident heading into the first defense of his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and The Ring lightweight titles. However, his meteoric rise to stardom needs to be tempered in a clash with an experienced champion like Haney.
Some fans may be expecting Kambosos to engage in another slugfest. That said, Haney has outpunched his opponents in all but two rounds over his past three fights and enjoys an ample three-inch reach advantage.
What is more likely is a calculated approach by Haney to play the long game and steadily wear down Kambosos on his way to yet another nod from the judges.
Prediction: Devin Haney (-180)
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