Haney vs Prograis Odds, Preview, Picks & Prediction

Haney vs Prograis Odds, Preview, Picks & Prediction

Quick Facts

  • Devin Haney Moneyline favorite (-450)
  • Regis Prograis to cause an upset (+310)
  • Devin Haney is unbeaten as a professional (30-0, 15 wins by ko)

*All odds provided by FanDuel sportsbook are current as of 6th December

Devin Haney puts his unbeaten professional record on the line this weekend when he takes on Regis Prograis at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California. The bout will be for the WBC World Super Lightweight Title and is one lots of fans and pundits are looking forward to, considering the pedigree of both fighters. Prograis is the current champion, but Haney will enter the ring as the favorite with his unbeaten record and professional resume to date.

Haney vs. Prograis Odds

FighterOdds (To Win, Moneyline)
Devin Haney-450
Regis Prograis+310

There has been talk of this being a potential fight of the year candidate, although I am always hesitant about building up my hopes only to be letdown by what happens in the ring. This could be an exciting fight on paper, no doubt, but stylistically I’m not sure these fighters will gel.

Haney is 30-0 and is the undisputed lightweight champion of the world, which is likely why he enters the bout as the heavy favorite with odds of -450. Haney’s most recent wins have come against some of the top ranked fighters in the lightweight division. He beat hard hitting fiery Australian George Kambosos Jr. in consecutive fight to clinch and then retain the WBA (Super), WBO, IBF and The Ring Lightweight titles.

His most recent win was somewhat controversial, though. Haney claimed a unanimous decision win over Vasiliy Lomachenko in May, although not everyone agreed with the decision. It was certainly close, with Haney’s slippery, defensive style it can sometimes seem as though he isn’t doing a lot. That said, he is extremely elusive with a high ring IQ and with 15 KO’s can also bang. If you think he can win this weekend by stoppage, you can bet on a Haney KO at +750.

Haney will need all of that skill this weekend as Prograis has proven to be a classy operator throughout his career. He is 29-1 with his only defeat coming against Josh Taylor in October 2019. Since that loss, Prograis has been on a tear, knocking out four of the five opponents he has faced since that defeat. If you think he will claim what will undoubtedly be the most impressive win of his career so far this weekend, you can bet on the upset at +310.

One thing that can’t be doubted about Prograis is his power. He has earned 24 of his 29 career wins via stoppage and if you think his power will be too much for Haney, you can wager on a Prograis KO at odds of +630.

Haney vs. Prograis Prediction

Although Haney is moving up in weight for this fight, he is still the bigger fighter and will hold a four-inch reach advantage over his opponent. Haney is also 10 years younger than the champion and is more active.

Having said that, Prograis is an established fighter who can bang so I expect Haney to try and fight at range as much as possible and not get involved in many exchanges. This means Prograis will need to force the action as much as he can and I’m not sure he will be able to do this effectively enough to win many rounds.

I can’t see Haney being able to stop Prograis so if he wins I think it will be via decision (-235). The last time Haney stopped anyone it was against Zaur Abdullaev over four years ago. Add that Prograis has never been stopped and it is hard to see that outcome.

On the other hand, the only way I see Prograis winning is by KO. In terms of skill level, Haney has the edge for me and I can see this bout going the distance. Haney has been rocked before, most notably by Jorge Linares in May of 2021, so there is hope for the champion and anything can happen in a 12 round contest.

But my prediction is Haney to win via decision, which is –235 on FanDuel.