This week has witnessed Devin Haney vowing to DAZN that he's "preparing to go to war" against his toughest opponent to date Jorge Linares. Meanwhile, Linares has warned that Haney seeking a knockout will be a "very bad mistake."
That buildup will detonate Saturday night in the form of Haney putting his WBC lightweight title on the line against Linares at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The intriguing matchup pits 22-year-old Haney's skills and exuberance against the battle-tested experience of Linares, who is a former three-division world champion, including a lightweight titleholder reign from December 2014 - May 2018.
Haney is coming off a unanimous decision title defense against Yuriorkis Gamboa in November, while Linares produced a fourth-round KO of Carlos Morales prior to that in February 2020.
DAZN has been tracking all the big news ahead of Haney's stiffest challenge, and our coverage can be found here.
Haney vs. Linares coverage
The following content is available on DAZN ahead of the fight:
- Haney ready for 'war' against Linares
- Linares doesn't think it would be wise for Haney to seek a knockout
- Sergio Mora warns that Haney must be careful against Linares
- Haney explains why Teofimo Lopez 'can say what he wants'
Haney vs. Linares odds
BetMGM has tabbed Haney as the -1200 favorite, meaning you need to bet $1,200 to win $100 with a victory from "The Dream." Linares is a +750 underdog, so a $100 bet would land you $750 if he pulls off the upset.
Haney vs. Linares weights
Haney hit the scale at exactly 135 pounds during Friday's weigh-in, while Linares was 134 pounds.
When is Haney vs. Linares? Date, start time
- Date : Saturday, May 29
- Time : 8 p.m. ET/1 a.m. BST
- Main event (approx) : 11 p.m. ET/4 a.m. BST
The Haney vs. Linares main card begins at 8 p.m. ET/1 a.m. BST on Saturday, with the headliners expected to make their ring walks at approximately 11 p.m., although that depends on the length of the earlier fights.
What channel/stream is Haney vs. Linares?
Haney vs. Linares is exclusively on DAZN worldwide in over 200 countries and territories.
Where is the Haney vs. Linares fight?
The card will take place at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Neither boxer is a stranger to fighting in Las Vegas.
Devin Haney record and bio
- Nationality : American
- Born : Nov. 17, 1998
- Height : 5-8
- Reach : 71 inches
- Total fights : 25
- Record : 25-0 with 15 KOs
Jorge Linares record and bio
- Nationality: Venezuelan
- Born: Aug 22, 1985
- Height : 5-8
- Reach : 69 inches
- Total fights : 52
- Record : 47-5 with 29 KOs
Devin Haney vs. Jorge Linares fight card
- Devin Haney vs. Jorge Linares for Haney’s WBC Lightweight title
- Chantelle Cameron vs. Melissa Hernandez for Cameron’s WBC Women’s Junior Welterweight title
- Jason Quigley vs. Shane Mosley Jr.; Middleweight
- Martin J. Ward vs. Azinga Fuzile; IBF Junior Lightweight eliminator
- Khalil Coe vs. TBA; Light Heavyweight
- Reshat Mati vs. Gilberto Espinoza Zarata; Welterweight
- Ramla Ali vs. Mikayla Nebel; Women's Featherweight
- Amari Jones vs. Jonathan Ryan Burrs; Junior Middleweight