In a 12-round main event of the boxing championship, Devin Haney Jr. and George Kambosos Jr. will meet to face off in what is a rare pair of undefeated champions. The main fight card will feature their showdown at 9 p.m. ET) at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. It is expected that the venue, which seats 50,000 people, will sell out. Kambosos (20-10), 10 KOs is a native Australian brawler and action fighter who holds the WBA and WBO lightweight titles. The slick-boxing Haney (27-1, 15 KOs) will be his opponent.
Haney is the favorite at -175 (risk $175 to get $100), and Kambosos is the underdog at +150 in the latest Kambosos-vs. Haney odds. The total rounds completed are 10.5. The under-favored is -420, while the over is +135. There are many other Haney vs. Kambosos props to be considered. Before you make any Kambosos-vs. Haney picks be sure to check out the betting advice and boxing predictions from Brandon Wise, a SportsLine expert.
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With Saturday's eagerly awaited showdown near, Wise has analyzed Kambosos and Haney from all angles and determined the best value in the boxing odds at Caesars. SportsLine is the only place you can see his confident prop wagers and money-line picks.
Haney is hoping to set a new precedent in boxing, allowing for an incredible level of compromise to make the Kambosos unification fight possible. Haney stated to the media that he wants to be an example to other fighters and help them realize their dreams.
He took in less money than Kambosos, even though he was a similar undefeated champion who is also well-known to the public. He also had to break ties with Eddie Hearn, the popular promoter who helped him to his first title in the world, to sign with Top Rank to get the contract signed.
Haney also agreed to an automatic match clause in the event that he wins. This stipulates that the rematch will be held in Australia, before a pro Kambosos crowd. He reiterated that he didn't regret any of these compromises.
Haney stated that "if fighters believe in their abilities and talent and want to fight someone, then we're the ones who have the power." Devin Haney will inspire others to do the same. Devin Haney was Devin Haney's first fighter to do it.
Kambosos is more likely than many to use the underdog mentality in their fights as motivation. This week, the three-belt champion said to the media that being overlooked would drive him until the day when he retires.
Some regarded his upset of Lopez as a fluke. He had floored Lopez in the first round, and landed more clean shots. Although Lopez was given the fight by one judge, Kambosos won at least eight rounds. Kambosos was favored by the other judges by a wide margin.
However, his previous fights were split decisions and didn't seem to have been as close as the scorecards indicated. Kambosos stated that proving critics wrong Saturday night will be his focus as he is a once again underdog in a title fight in his country.
He said, "That chip on mine makes me as hungry and as full as ever." "That chip on my shoulder, I don’t think it’s ever going to move. Maybe it will go one day, and then I can let it go and start over. It is impossible to see who you should back here.
Wise prefers the over 10.5 rounds for a price of +420 according to the latest boxing odds from Caesars. Wise also called on a method to win prop and a money-line pick. SportsLine is the only place you can see those Haney-vs. Kambosos picks.
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