The Lightweights get it on for this May 20th bout between Devin Haney and Vasyl Lomachenko. This bout gets streamed on ESPN+ in the United States and features two top-notch fighters. Prelims start at 10:00 pm ET. This bout starts around Midnight (approximately) from Las Vegas, Nevada. Will Haney keep his titles in the Lightweight Boxing Picks?
Below lie the updated numbers from the best online boxing betting sites in Las Vegas.
|Lomachenko vs Haney Odds|
|Over 10.5 Rounds||-600||-650||-666|
|Under 10.5 Rounds||+350||+375||+389|
Devin Haney fighting back in the United States has to be huge for him. His last two fights have been overseas in Australia. He is not quite the most powerful fighter in the lightweight division. However, his 29-0 mark is favored to go to 30-0 after this bout. Also, he comes into this fight at 24 years old. The American boxer can do this for a while. Lightweight Boxing Picks wonders how Haney will do against the formidable Ukrainian.
Haney believes he can knock fighters out still, but his record says otherwise, to be frank. The Lightweight has 15 knockouts in his 29 fights. That includes six straight unanimous decisions. His last knockout came almost four years ago against Zaur Abdullaev in New York City. Since the pandemic, Haney has not exactly faced anyone that can scare him much either.
This fight expects to highlight the speed of Haney. There is some advantage that the American can use from having the Las Vegas crowd on his side. Expect the American boxer to want to put on a show for the folks at the MGM Grand. One of the other bigger advantages may come from Haney being in great physical shape. The native Californian has had seven months to rest.
This division ranks as the most stacked boxing division pound-for-pound. Part of the reason Devin Haney is a safe moneyline bet is his ability to stay out of trouble. Why? Simply, many respect Haney’s ability, reach, and youth. Against an older Vasyl Lomachenko, Haney knows the southpaw has considerable power. His numbers rose to the -250 to -300 range for next Saturday’s bout. Again, Lightweight Boxing Picks have an easy target.
Now, Haney could end this early on Saturday. The problem is does one take a risk on a potential knockout before the championship round? That seems like a rough sell. Haney is one of boxing’s best at cornering off the ring and outpointing fighters. Teofimo Lopez even said once, “We all look at Devin Haney and go, it’s hard to outpoint the point master.” Also, there is a reason why the champion is the undisputed champion.
Yes, Haney eyes a much bigger picture. There is a growing sense that the American may only fight a few more times in this weight class. Lomachenko will be stubborn and expects to make this an ugly and grimy fight. He figures to draw Haney to throw more power shots than usual. Haney wants to fight one more time in 2023, and a big holiday matchup could be in the cards. Here’s that moneyline number one more time in Lightweight Boxing Picks.
Vasyl Lomachenko gets a second chance for the belts this Saturday. The Ukrainian fighter is a gritty southpaw who is never afraid to muck and grind against any and all comers. Do not let his 17-2 mark fool anyone. He does have some power, with 11 knockouts in his 19 fights. There is one drawback. Lomachenko comes in almost 11 years older than Devin Haney. Some feel that could be a detriment later in the fight.
With the Lightweight Boxing Picks, Lomachenko ranges anywhere from +175 to +225 as an underdog for next Saturday night. That number moved a little bit from a month ago. This stemmed from some experts feeling that Lomachenko could pose some considerable headaches for Haney. However, it seems people are warming up to the fact that Haney easily anticipates a street fight of sorts.
Both fighters have the bravado, but Lomachenko needs to rock Haney early and often. That creates some compelling boxing in the first few rounds. An actual knockout or TKO is possible if Lomachenko runs out of steam. Haney has a solid chin, but so does Lomachenko. The Ukrainian has never been knocked out, and the growing consensus is that will not change next Saturday. If there is an upset, it comes by decision.
Lightweight props for Saturday, see solid online Vegas boxing odds for this fight. Only a few props are what we would call easier to digest. One of them is Haney to win by unanimous decision. This carries a little risk because referees sometimes get in the way. So, the UD prop comes in at -140. The Under of 10.5 rounds comes in at +389 on MyBookie, which does not feel all that likely.
It allows the ability to see if the point props open up for this fight. If the bout goes the expected 12, Haney can easily win this bout by four or more points. The hope is a few alternate lines open up.
Lightweight boxing picks expect a Haney decision win over Vasyl Lomachenko next Saturday from Las Vegas.
Bovada, BetOnline, and MyBookie have these online betting sites to make more bets for Saturday, and for another May bout, we may highlight next week.
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