Devin Haney will return to his Bay Area roots Saturday night when he moves up a weight class to challenge Regis Prograis for the WBC super lightweight title. Their 12-round boxing main event headlines the main Haney vs. Prograis fight card (8 p.m. ET) from the Chase Center in San Francisco. Haney was born in San Francisco and lived in Oakland before moving to Las Vegas in his youth. But the former unified lightweight champion still considers the Bay Area his hometown and has vowed to put on a memorable performance for his adoring fans. However, Prograis intends to spoil the party by pulling the upset and retaining his WBC super lightweight belt.
Haney is a -480 favorite (risk $480 to win $100), while Prograis comes back at +360 (risk $100 to win $360) in the latest Devin Haney vs. Regis Prograis odds. The over/under for total rounds completed is 10.5, with the Over juiced to -550. Before locking in any Devin Haney vs. Regis Prograis picks, make sure you see the boxing predictions and betting advice from SportsLine analysts Peter Kahn.
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Now, with Devin Haney vs. Regis Prograis in sight, Kahn has studied the matchup from every angle and released confident selections for the fight. You can only see his picks and analysis at SportsLine.
Devin Haney vs. Regis Prograis preview
Moving up a weight class is generally seen as a calculated risk that can backfire if a fighter is unprepared for the increase in power they will face from opponents and the higher weight. However, Haney emphasized repeatedly this week that he has no such concerns in this regard.
Haney said he began fighting at lightweight (135 pounds) and the move up is long overdue based solely on the development of his body as he moved into adulthood. He even attributed subpar showings in a couple recent performances to the difficulty he had in making the 135-pound limit. Both he and Prograis are 5-foot-8 and appeared to have equally sculpted physiques this week.
"I feel a lot stronger. I feel a lot better already. I was literally killing myself to make the lower weight and losing a ton of strength in the process," Haney said.
Although Prograis is primarily known for the power that has seen him knock out 24 of his 30 opponents, he believes Hany and most boxing observers are underestimating his overall skill set. During media appearances this week, Prograis detailed numerous aspects of the fight where he believes he will have an advantage.
For example, Prograis says he knows how to defend against Haney's signature "jab-and-grab," a move popularized by former champions such as Andre Ward and involves landing a jab then locking up the opponent before he can counter. The WBC light welterweight champion also said his footwork and speed are underrated.
"I've got power, but I think I am going to shock him with my speed, how fast I really am," Prograis said. "It's not going to be just about the power. There's going to be some skill going on." See who to back at SportsLine.
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We can share that Kahn likes the over 10.5 rounds at a price of -550 in the latest boxing odds. He's also made the call on a method-of-victory prop, a confident money-line pick and has locked in a bonus pick that returns +1400. You can only see his picks at SportsLine.
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