Devin Haney will face Jorge Linares this weekend, looking to defend his world lightweight title in his first fight since November last year.
It’s a step forward in the opponent for the 22-year-old, and could lead him to a potential unification fight with Teofimo Lopez down the line if he wins.
Haney holds the WBC belt, which is the only one Lopez doesn’t have, with a unification that definitely interests both fighters.
He last fought Yuriorkis Gamboa towards the end of 2020, but will face a much tougher test against former world champion Linares in front of more than 5,000 fans in the newly reopened city of Las Vegas.
On the underscore, Chantelle Cameron will defend her world title against Melissa Hernandez, and Jason Quigley will face Shane Mosley Jr.
Here’s everything you need to know about the big fight …
What time does the fight take place?
The steps of the ring for the main event are expected around 4 a.m. UK time with the sub-card kicking off at 1 a.m.
How to watch via TV and live streaming
The fights will be streamed live on DAZN, for which a subscription can be purchased for just £ 2 per month.
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Jason Quigley vs. Shane Mosley Jr.
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Ramla Ali vs. Mikayla Nebel
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Devin Haney: “I’m happy he said it was the best training camp and he’s in the best shape of his life. I want the best Jorge Linares, so when I win there are no excuses and the world knows he has arrived 100%.
“This is the time I was waiting for; it’s time and mine to finally shine against an amazing opponent and think he can fight and win against me. It’s a huge opportunity for me, it’s time to show everything I’m made of.
“Like Jorge said, it’s a whole new level but I’m ready for it. It will be a very dominant performance; I think the world will be surprised at the kind of performance this is. I think even Jorge will be surprised at what kind of fighter I am.
Jorge Linares: “I’m very excited to be here in Vegas again, I’m next to world lightweight champion Devin Haney so this is a great opportunity of my life. I had a great training camp in Japan for a long time with my brother but now I’m here. I am very excited for Saturday night.
“I feel a lot better than before, against Kevin Mitchell, Anthony Crolla, Vasiliy Lomachenko, I think this is the best and the most important training camp – a great opportunity in my life. I’m here a few more days.
“I fought a lot of big fights, 52 fights, in England, USA, Latin America, this time I came back to Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay. It’s in an amazing fight against an amazing young champion, it’s so exciting to show everyone who I am, all the experience I have and how great I feel.
“I respect Haney’s comments, thinking about after that fight, talking about Lopez and everyone in the lightweight division. I also think I will become champion again and then fight with the best in the division. There are a lot of good opponents and good champions, I have to be ready for that again.