Boxing: Devin Haney vs Ryan Garcia Betting Details and Preview

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Boxing: Devin Haney vs Ryan Garcia Betting Details and Preview

Last year there were a ton of huge fights in boxing. Errol Spence Jr. vs Terence Crawford. Gervonta Davis vs Ryan Garcia. Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko. Canelo Alvarez vs Jermell Charlo. The fights in 2024 have been less attractive so far, but two of the fighters listed above will fight on April 20. This is one of the biggest boxing matchups of the year. One fighter is heavily favoured, but anything can happen when two fighters in their primes step into the ring.

Quick Take

  • Devin Haney the betting favourite
  • WBC Super Lightweight championship
  • Two of the best young boxers in their prime

Fight Details

Devin Haney will fight Ryan Garcia for the WBC super lightweight championship on April 20 in Brooklyn, New York. Haney is a huge betting favourite ahead of this fight on the sports betting sites. Haney has -910 odds to win the fight on Tonybet. Garcia is a huge underdog at the moment. Garcia has +459 odds to win the fight and give Haney his first professional loss. These are two of the best young boxers in their primes. 

You can also bet on whether or not the fight will go the distance and the over/under betting market is 10.5 rounds. The fight has -264 odds to go to the judges and +179 odds to end via stoppage. The over for 10.5 rounds is set at -286. The under is +195. Haney has a perfect 31-0 professional boxing record with 15 KO/TKO victories. Haney is also ranked at number six on ESPN’s pound-for-pound rankings list. Garcia is ESPN’s number nine ranked junior welterweight and has a 24-1 professional record. Haney is ranked at number one.

Devin “The Dream” Haney

Haney’s fight against Vasiliy Lomachenko was one of the closest fights of 2023. Haney walked away with the victory, but some thought Lomachenko won the fight. Haney then moved up in weight and defeated Regis Prograis in dominant fashion to claim the WBC super lightweight championship. Lomachenko was able to have success against Haney, but Lomachenko is ESPN’s number one ranked lightweight right now — ahead of Gervonta Davis who beat Garcia — and was recognized as one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world at one point.

Garcia doesn’t have that kind of resume. Haney is a well-rounded fighter and should win this fight. He has a ton of skill, speed, stamina, experience in big fights, and has shown strong defence against tough opponents. With only 15 KO/TKO victories, he isn’t known for his punching power. But he has proven he has enough power to get respect from his opponents in the ring. There aren’t many reasons to be concerned about betting on Haney in this fight on paper. One potential concern could be Garcia’s power. Haney will probably need to have good defence throughout the entire fight to avoid the upset.

“King Ry” Ryan Garcia

Not many fighters have the ability and the confidence to step into the ring with boxing greats like Gervonta Davis and Haney. Ryan Garcia has decided to take on the challenge. After losing his first professional boxing match against Davis last year, Garcia has his eyes on the former undisputed lightweight champion, Devin Haney. His last fight was a KO/TKO victory over Oscar Duarte. Garcia is a huge underdog in this fight, probably in large part due to his rough performance against Davis.

Speed and power are two of Garcia’s best tools. In boxing that gives any fighter at least a puncher’s chance whenever they step into the ring, and he has 20 KO/TKO wins. Garcia should have a shot in this fight because of those tools. Fighters such as Andy Ruiz and Buster Douglas were able to pull off huge upsets against great fighters, and Garcia is looking to do the same. Francis Ngannou almost beat Tyson Fury in his boxing debut, so anything can happen. If Garcia has improved since the last time he fought and Haney’s power isn’t enough to slow him down, Garcia might be able to win this fight via decision.