Boxing Favors Challenger: Kambosos Jr. vs Haney Odds

The American is Your Best Bet in This One

There has been plenty of money with the American after bookmakers released Kambosos Jr. vs Haney odds.

Despite being the current champion following his stunning win over Teofimo Lopez, George Kambosos Jr. isn’t getting much respect with the sportsbook.

Most of the attention is on Devin Haney, who has looked impressive throughout his career.

Champion is No Fluke

George Kambosos Jr. is out to prove his win over Lopez wasn’t a fluke and he has a good chance of causing another upset.

The Australian talks the talk and walks the walk, which is a good asset to have for a big-mouth boxer.

He handed Lopez his first career defeat, and while it was a split decision victory, take nothing away from the performance. There were also reports that Lopez was seriously injured during the fight but Kambosos fought a good fight.

The 28-year-old is 20-0 with 10 knockout victories, including victories over the tough Lee Selby and Mickey Bey. He commands attention based on those victories alone, let alone beating a potential superstar in Lopez.

The Australian is listed at +150 with boxing betting odds. We expected bettors to get a big price when Kambosos Jr. vs Haney odds was released and we haven’t been disappointed.

He was underappreciated when he upset Teofimo Lopez, and he’s being underappreciated again on his home turf. We believe the fight will go the distance and that Kambosos could win on points. He is paying +260 to win on the judges’ scorecards, so that is also worth considering.

Bettors shouldn’t overlook fighting in front of a home crowd. Every punch he lands will be cheered, which can sway the judges.

Haney Comes Out Swinging

Aggression is a good way to describe Devin Haney, who lets his fists do the talking.

Despite being only 23, Haney already has 27 fights under his belt and that must be commended. He’s a fine young fighter and he is being well-backed.

Kambosos Jr. vs Haney odds framed the challenger at -180 and he could justify the short price with a big performance. He has the ability to send Kambosos Jr. to the canvas, but we hope he’s not underrating his opponent.

“This is the same George that I’ve always seen. He’s nothing but an actor,” Haney said. “He’s putting on an act. He’s putting on a facade.”

The San Francisco native had two fights in 2021, scoring wins over Jorge Linares and Joseph Diaz. He wasn’t able to score the big knockout against Linares or Diaz but they were still top-level victories.

He doesn’t mind stepping into the ring and walking out with a decision victory. It’s all about winning the titles and he could be a multiple world champion when it’s all said and done.

Our boxing betting preview suggests it could be a close fight. We expect Kambosos Jr. and Haney to come out with plenty of gusto and look for the early knockout. If it doesn’t come, expect them to pull back and attempt to score points.

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