Devin Haney will defend his WBC lightweight title in his toughest test to date when he faces three-time world champion Jorge Linares on Saturday at Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas.
Haney (25-0, 15 KOs) will be making his third title defense since being elevated from interim to full champion in October 2019, when Vasiliy Lomachenko was promoted to “Franchise” champion. Haney turned back the challenges of Yuriorkis Gamboa and Alfred Santiago with decision victories but is expected to be pushed to the limit against Linares.
Linares (47-5, 29 KOs) has held the WBC featherweight championship and both the WBA and WBC lightweight titles. Once pegged as the future of boxing, the Venezuela native has never quite reached his potential. All of his losses have come by way of knockout, and many of them have been against opponents he was expected to beat, such as Sergio Thompson, Juan Carlos Salgado and Pablo Cesar Cano. He was able to drop Lomachenko in the sixth round of their 2018 bout.
Will Haney pass his test, or will Linares upend the 22-year-old champion with a vintage performance?
Here’s everything you need to know about Haney vs. Linares:
When is the Haney vs. Linares fight?
The Devin Haney vs. Jorge Linares fight card will begin at 8 p.m. ET Saturday, May 29. Haney and Linares are expected to make their ring walks at approximately 11:15 p.m. ET, although the actual time depends on the length of the bouts earlier in the night.
Haney vs. Linares TV channel, live stream
Haney vs. Linares will stream exclusively on DAZN in more than 200 countries and territories.
Where is the Haney vs. Linares fight?
The event will take place at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Haney vs. Linares fight odds
Odds courtesy of FanDuel:
Devin Haney record and bio
Jorge Linares record and bio
Devin Haney vs. Jorge Linares fight card
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