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Don’t Bet Before You Read This! Top Picks for Haney vs Garcia

On Saturday, April 20, in Brooklyn, United States, at the Barclays Center, Devin “The Dream” Haney will welcome a long-term rival in Ryan “King Ryan” Garcia for a 12-round super lightweight WBC World title bout.

Haney and Garcia will exchange leather, and with that in mind, I’m here to provide you with the the best boxing bets online for this highly anticipated championship bout.

Don't Bet Before You Read This! Top Picks for Haney vs Garcia
Don't Bet Before You Read This! Top Picks for Haney vs Garcia

 

Haney vs Garcia Event Information

  • Date & Time: Saturday, April. 20, 2024 – 09:00 p.m. ET
  • Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Promotion: Golden Boy Promotions
  • Scheduled Bouts: 6
  • How to Watch: DAZN / Box Live
  • Main Event Bout: Devin Haney vs Ryan Garcia
  • Co-Main Event Bout: Arnold Barboza Jr. vs Sean McComb
  • Moneyline Probability: Haney – 88.9% (-800) Garcia – 16.7% (+500)

 

Haney vs Garcia Betting Odds

 

Haney vs Garcia: Fighter Previews

Devin “The Dream” Haney

Haney, with a record of 31 wins and 15 knockouts, holds the title of WBC super lightweight champion and is widely regarded as one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world today. In December, the 25-year-old triumphed over Regis Prograis, demonstrating that when performing at his very best, reality becomes a nightmare for those standing opposite “The Dream.”

If Garcia errs and thinks he can stroll through strikes to land strong punches, Haney has the work ethic and brute power to win this contest inside the distance. However, we must note that it’s been five years since Haney’s last win inside the distance, and he isn’t exactly the most intimidating fighter on the professional boxing circuit regarding knockout potential.

 

 

Ryan “King Ryan” Garcia

Garcia (24-1, 20 KOs) suffered his first pro career defeat and was knocked out in the seventh round by Gervonta “Tank” Davis in April of 2023. The 25-year-old from Los Angeles, however, rebounded with a knockout victory over Oscar Duarte in the ninth round, and he is actively pursuing the finest combatants at 140 pounds.

The Garcia name has been consistently associated with controversy recently, and before we move on to the technical breakdown, we must address the elephant in the room.

After a series of troubling social media postings, Garcia’s health has come under scrutiny since he has been candid about his history of mental battles. In addition to claiming to have seen human trafficking and experienced sexual assault as a youngster, he has backed several conspiracy theories, saying he has proof of the presence of aliens and also claiming he would bite Haney’s ears.

Now, this could be nothing more than a ploy to generate hype for this contest, and if so, Garcia deserves an Oscar for this performance. With that said, if he’s serious when coupled with his openness about consuming alcohol during fight camp, it could be a huge flag for boxing betting fans and, likely, a short night for the Cali native.

 

 

Haney vs Garcia: The Tale of the Tape

Haney
Garcia
USA
Country
USA
25
Age
25
31-0-0
Pro Record
24-1-0
15
KOs
20
5’8” 
Height
5’10”
71.0”
Reach
70.0”
W/W/W/W/W
Win/Loss (Last 5)
W/L/W/W/W
WBC (Super Lightweight)
Championship Titles
-
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox
133 days
Inactivity
140 days
8 years
Pro
7 years

 

Haney vs Garcia: Main Event Breakdown and Analysis

The jab sets the stage for most of Haney’s success in every bout he competes in. Any boxer who wants a shot at beating Haney must learn to overcome this lightning-fast offense, which may be the finest in the sport. He’s one of the most focused and astute boxers of all time, who’s a calm technician who uses every move in his arsenal with defensive movements that are top-notch.

Mind you, this contest is rather close regarding physical traits. These two polarizing figures of the sport are at the height of their careers right now; they’re lightning-fast, powerful, and agile. But the odds reflect the fact that the bout is an utter mismatch regarding mental preparation.

At his best, Garcia has enough hand speed and power to cause Haney problems. However, after being accused of quitting last year when he took a knee and failed to beat the count against “Tank,” he has questions to answer about his mindset in the ring.

Haney is a skilled craftsman; thus, it’s impossible to see the challenger winning this contest via decision. Therefore, many believe, including myself, that it’s a knockout or bust situation for Garcia this weekend.

Although Garcia will likely be the faster and stronger of the two, Haney’s technique, agility, and defense are second to none, and his 88% implied probability of success doesn’t feel unjust.

 

Best Betting Pick: Over 10½ Rounds (-190)

Devin has convincingly defeated many of the world’s top boxers, and his almost impregnable textbook defensive strategy has also overcome challenges from several world champions. We know he’ll be fighting at his best since he’s a true professional regarding preparation and training. In my opinion, all Haney has to do to defeat Ryan Garcia is draw on the same strategies that have helped him defeat stronger fighters in the past.

However, our boxing predictions tonight must take a slight detour due to the -800 moneyline on the champ.

The over 10 ½ rounds at -190 is seemingly one of the safest yet most valuable betting positions, in my opinion. We cannot expect Haney to headhunt; this isn’t his style, and should a stoppage win surface for “The Dream,” I expect it to be incredibly late in the contest, from an accumulation of pin-point, accurate strikes.

Yes, the variables surrounding Garcia are a worry, but despite all the criticism, we mustn’t neglect that he’s a talented boxer with past experience against Haney from the amateurs. While this won’t be enough to claim the title, it should be enough to keep him in this contest, making the Over one of the best boxing picks tonight.

 

  • Haney has won eight consecutive pro bouts via decision
  • Garcia has been knocked out in just one of his 25 pro bouts
  • Haney is undefeated as a professional

 

WBC Super Lightweight Title Main Event: The Crystal Ball Prediction

In this WBC championship main event, a quick glance at my crystal ball reveals that Haney’s technical attributes will be enough to prevent Garcia from landing a finishing blow that he’ll likely need to walk out victorious. Another masterclass in the sweet science is on the horizon, and it’ll be Haney walking out of New York with a unanimous decision victory.

 

 

Potential Boxing Bets from a Haney Win By Decision

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Can Ryan Garcia Defeat Devin Haney by KO/TKO?


Given Devin Haney’s versatile and well-rounded skill set, Garcia’s most probable path to victory is to utilize his power and win via KO/TKO.

What’s the best prop bet for Haney vs Garcia?


With a history of technically outclassing his opponents through 12 rounds, backing Haney to successfully defend his championship via decision is a reasonably valued proposition bet for this Saturday’s big fight.

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