May 29 2021
Saturday

Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas, United States

12 rounds contest
@ Lightweight
25-0-0
UD 12

Score cards

  • 116-112
  • 115-113
  • 116-112
UD 12
47-5-0

Belts on The Line

WBC World Lightweight Championship

The tape

22
Age
35
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
68.9" / 175 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDUDTKOKOUD
Form
KOUDTKOKOTKO
25
Wins
47
15
By KO
29
60
KO%
62
0
Loses
5
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2002

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

3
The Ring
7
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
4
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Devin Haney vs Jorge Linares report

Who won Haney vs Linares?

Devin Haney beat Jorge Linares by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 29th May 2021 at Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 115-113, 116-112 in favor of winner Devin Haney.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

This contest was for the WBC lightweight championship of the world.

Also, on the undercard Jason Quigley was victorious over Shane Mosley Jr, Martin Joseph Ward lost to Azinga Fuzile and Chantelle Cameron defeated Melissa Hernandez.

Haney vs Linares stats

Devin Haney stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 25 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Jorge Linares made his way to the ring with a record of 47 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 29 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Linares had a slight advantage in power over Haney, with a 62% knock out percentage over Haney's 60%.

Devin Haney was the younger man by 13 years, at 22 years old.

Haney had a height advantage of 1 inch over Linares. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Both Devin Haney & Jorge Linares fought out of an orthodox stance.

Haney was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 27 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 12 year and 11 months later than Linares, whose first professional fight was in 2002. He had fought 182 less professional rounds, 150 to Linares' 332.

Jorge Linares was ranked number 4 by the WBC in the 135lb division.

Haney vs Linares form

Haney remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Yuriorkis Gamboa on 7th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Alfredo Santiago Alvarez on 9th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.

Going into that contest, he had won against Zaur Abdullaev on 13th September 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBC Interim World Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Before that, he had beat Antonio Moran on 25th May 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at MGM National Harbor, Maryland.

He had defeated Xolisani Ndongeni on 11th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at StageWorks of Louisiana, Shreveport.

Jorge Linares had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Vasyl Lomachenko on 12th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Mercito Gesta on 27th January 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Luke Campbell on 23rd September 2017 by split decision in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood.

Before that, he had beat Anthony Crolla on 25th March 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Hehad won against Anthony Crolla on 24th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Devin Haney had been fighting more than Jorge Linares.

Going to this contest, Devin Haney had last fought 8 months and 29 days ago, while Jorge Linares' last outing had been 3 years, 2 months and 24 days ago.

Haney's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.

Linares' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.6 rounds on average.

What time did Haney vs Linares start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Haney vs Linares?

The DAZN show is expected to begin at 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST. The DAZN Global broadcast of the card is expected to start at 1:00 AM (BTS).

What were the odds on Haney vs Linares?

Devin Haney was a 1/10 (-999) favourite going into the contest, while Jorge Linares made his way into the ring at 13/2 (+650) with oddsmakers.

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