Haney vs Lomachenko Betting Odds Preview: The Ultimate Clash of Styles
Lightweight Greats Meet for All the Division’s Belts
Boxing Odds Side with Champion
Devin Haney and Vasiliy Lomachenko may be lightweights. But their clash this Saturday may be boxing’s biggest fight this year. Not only will all four lightweight titles be on the line but it will be a legacy-making fight. The Haney vs Lomachenko betting odds comfortably side with the champion, Haney, as he is undefeated with a size advantage. This magnifies his pressure but also makes this potential victory his biggest.
🥊 Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko 🥊
Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
Title: WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and WBO World Lightweight (135 lbs)
Haney Ready to Reach New Heights with Victory
Despite being the undisputed lightweight champion, Haney still has so much to prove. At just 24, the American already holds wins over the likes of George Kambosos Jr., Joseph Diaz Jr., and Yuriorkis Gamboa. And still, fans and pundits alike feel that Haney has yet to be truly tested. This is why the champion is more than ecstatic to finally be fighting Lomachenko.
“It’s a dream come true. It’s a blessing that it finally happened. This is a fight that I have always wanted. I’ve been screaming for this fight for a long time,” Haney told BoxingScene.com in an interview.
Haney has been all but peerless in his boxing career. While most of his major bouts have gone to a decision, it’s not a knock on his power. The Californian is a strategic outside boxer. He is not just big and long for the division but is also fast, athletic, and savvy. Being a -270 favorite on the Haney vs Lomachenko betting odds over a living legend is no easy feat.
“Loma is definitely no slouch. He’s not a guy you can go in there and do anything with. It takes strategy and a lot of skills. If the [stoppage] opportunity presents itself, of course,” continued Haney. “He has skills. He has a lot of IQ and a great amateur pedigree. I’m going to turn all of the non-believers into believers.”
And Haney does not need to knock Lomachenko out. Simply out-battling the three-division champion would be a feather on his cap. For the champion, he can keep Lomachenko at bay using his length. The Haney vs Lomachenko stats favor him as he defends his ‘undisputed’ status for the second time.
Lomachenko’s Unfinished Business
And for Lomachenko, the former champion still has one thing left to do: become an undisputed champion. Winning belts in three divisions make one a Hall of Fame-worthy boxer. But only a few can say they were the one champion of a division.
Lomachenko got upset by Teofimo Lopez in a bid to unify the belts. He’s had major shoulder surgery, just fought in the Russian-Ukrainian War, and is 35 years old with over 400 boxing bouts under his belt. It may be that Lomachenko is reaching the end of his storied career and that he is far from his physical peak. It’s why he’s the +215 underdog on the Haney vs Lomachenko betting odds.
But Lomachenko is far from “washed up.” The key for him would be to overcome the size disadvantage and fight Haney where he’s at his best: from the inside.
“Lomachenko likes to operate midrange, and if he can get past the lead hand of Haney and get past some of those counters and work his way to the inside and work his quick set offense and get around to that angle, then he’s got a dang good chance of pulling off this upset,” said Timothy Bradley Jr. to ESPN+.
At 5’7” with a 65.5-inch reach, Lomachenko will be visibly and statistically smaller than Haney who is 5’9” with a 71-inch reach. But this isn’t Lomachenko’s first time fighting a bigger opponent. He faced both a height and reach disadvantage since moving up to 135 pounds. He won all three pretty handily.
Plenty of Haney vs Lomachenko predictions still side with the former champion despite the odds. Should he pull it off this Saturday, his legend will only continue to grow. And it may just give birth to a potentially iconic trilogy. If he wins.
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