Haney-Linares collide on May 29 in Vegas

WBC lightweight champion Devin ‘The Dream’ Haney (25-0, 18 KOs) will defend his title against former world champion Jorge Linares (47-5, 29 KOs) at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on May 29. The event will have fans in attendance and air live worldwide on DAZN.

Devin Haney: “I grew up watching Linares and the fact that this fight is happening in Las Vegas is incredible…against Linares, I’m going to show the world why I’m the king of the lightweight division.”

Jorge Linares: “This is my moment to show the world that I still have a lot more to give at 135 pounds…I will demonstrate that Haney made a big mistake by accepting a challenge that he is still not ready to overcome.”

Information ticket on-sale dates and prices and the undercard will be released soon.

MGM Resorts will implement its comprehensive Seven Point Safety Plan and its Entertainment & Sports “Convene with Confidence” program, which outline the company’s approach to protecting the health and safety of guests and employees. The multi-layered plans include everything from sanitation stations, masking and physical distancing to digital solutions that minimize touch points as well as enhanced cleaning protocol.

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  • Not to be rude, but both Marcelino Nicolas Lopez &
    Pablo Cesar Cano are more deserving of this shot. Pablo recently knocked out Linares in the 1st round. Right after Lopez knocked Cano out in the 2nd.

    Not competitive. Tune-up for Haney. This match is not championship material.

  • I will tolerate this scrap because Loma is in recovery. I will go ahead and conclude a Haney victory will occur by TKO. Next, I truly hope Loma is able to fight Haney.

    • Great point! Linares has been thru some battles and his motor has some mileage on it. I wish Linares would be a few years younger taking this fight. Would like to see Linares really “test” Haney and put him in deeper waters. We will see.

  • Marcelino Lopez is too much for Haney so Linares should provide a little test before Haney wins a decision.

  • Linares is like those race cars with removable parts. While they are not being touched, they run fine exhibiting their nice color and desings, soon they are touched, all their parts start to coming off. I believe Haney is a good size SUV that will dismantle this fragile design.

  • He should be fighting Ryan Garcia but somehow Garcia is defending his interim belt even though the regular champ is available

  • LOL Linares is shot as a fighter, Haney will need 12 rounds to get the job done. True paper champion fight.

    • Who care how many rounds it takes as long as he doesn’t take a lot of wear and tear and gets the job done.

  • Haney claims to be king of the light weight division. Who has he beaten? He didn’t even win the title in the ring. Yes, super talented and maybe he eventually proves to be the man at lightweight. But he’s not there yet. And beating chinny Linares will not prove anything. The idea is to look good knocking him out and creating buzz for a bigger fight. Lopez and Garcia will each take care of business in their respective fights and then PLEASE no more bullshit.

    • No harm in making a claim. The top athletes always say, if you don’t believe you are the best you have no business in the ring. You as a non-elite athlete may not be able to see it from Haney’s perspective.

  • Tank is the man at lightweight despite his legal problems. Haney punches too soft and is a mayweather wannabe. Garcia is a fabricated pretty boy. Cant see either one holding together after 12 rounds of getting truly smashed. Garcias scarecrow frame will never hold up, unless like some he loses 30lbs before a fight.

    • Tank was the man at lightweight. If he manages to pay himself out of jail, he will be knocked out by Garcia.

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