Haney Sends Message in Defense Against Garcia

Champ Comfortably Favored Per the Haney vs Garcia Odds

Devin Haney puts his WBC super lightweight title on the line against Ryan Garcia at Barclays Center on Saturday. The Haney vs Garcia odds have Haney at -800, and it’s a fair price as he is unbeaten with a 31-0 professional record. Garcia is a quality opponent at 24-1. But boxing betting sites are right to have him as the +500 underdog.

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Racking Up Big Numbers

Haney is a rare fighter. He doesn’t rely on winning by knockout to win. But his punching numbers are incredible. The 25-year-old throws more than most boxers and that wins him rounds consistently. He defeated Regis Prograis 120-107 across the board last year, and Prograis is a quality boxer who believes Devin Haney will win.

“Ryan is a YouTuber like Jake Paul, so he knows how to get attention. He knows. I don’t know how much of it is play with Ryan and how much of it is maybe he’s off. I still feel Devin [is going to win]. The thing about Devin is, he’s serious about his craft. You can tell. He has everything in order,” Prograis said.

It was simply outstanding boxing, which followed a close title fight against Vasyl Lomachenko, where he retained all four lightweight belts. His boxing schedule has also been the busiest of any fighter in the division. Imagine, he’s having his 32nd fight at the age of 25, and that should be celebrated.

Haney might not have the knockout power of Mike Tyson, or the ringcraft of Mohammad Ali, but he’s a dynamic boxer. Thus, the Haney vs Garcia odds are giving him plenty of respect, and it’s good to see. Bettors might see the -800 and think it’s not a value line. However, compared to what he could be paying, we see plenty of value in betting markets.

Is Garcia All That?

We don’t think Garcia’s record is as impressive as it seems. The 25-year-old American has done a great job of getting in the limelight through social media, but his best win came against Oscar Jurado, and we don’t have him close to Haney.

Boxing lines have him as the big underdog for a fair reason. He got rocked in the seventh round when losing to Gervonta Davis, which is the best form guide for Garcia’s chances.

Davis has more knockout power than Haney. But Haney is a much more cerebral fighter. Garcia could struggle to figure him out, and being taller won’t count for much when Haney is bobbing and weaving.

It’s hard to completely rule out a fighter who is ranked fourth in the world. However, the fight could go the distance, so he could see the final bell.

The Haney vs Garcia odds have the total rounds line set at 10.5, so they’re expected to go to the final round. If that’s the case, Garcia is likely losing on points, as we can’t see him winning on the scorecards.

An Easy Decision

It’s an easy choice to back Haney, who should win by decision. We can’t see either fighter winning by knockout, and bettors get -150 for Haney to win by decision, which is too good to pass up. Considering he’s a -800 to win outright, getting -150 to win by his usual method is an excellent price with Haney vs Garcia odds.

Take a same-fight parlay with over 10.5 rounds. It’s a good boxing prop bet to include in selections, and we would be surprised if the fight ended early.

Garcia would need to get close enough to Haney to land a big blow, but he can be timid at times, especially in title fights. That should leave Haney to pick his spots and attack the body throughout the 12-round title fight.

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