Devin Haney vs. Jorge Linares: Height, Weight, Reach, and Every Stat You Need to Know

Published 05/27/2021, 4:30 PM EDT


On May 29, one of the most charismatic lightweights, Devin Haney will step inside the ring to face the toughest opponent of his career. The WBC lightweight champ will lock horns with the veteran Jorge Linares for his title defense bout.

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This fight has already etched everyone’s attention, and it’s in contention to become the biggest fight of the year. Also, this is perhaps the most important test for ‘The Dream’, who’s hung around the lightweight division for a while.

Haney took his last fight in November 2020 against Yuriorkis Gamboa. This fight went for full 12 rounds and the champ certainly came out on top with his finest performance. With this win, Haney improved his immaculate track record and solidified his spot in the stacked lightweight roster.

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On the flip side, Linares fought Carlos Morales in his previous outing, where he attained a solid KO win. Although the Venezuela boxer has been in the limelight, he still has kept himself relevant to the fight world by adding numerous wins to his name.

That said, with his thrilling boxing stint, Linares has now bagged a title shot against the stout Devin Haney. And ahead of their clash, we look at every vital stat between the two.

Devin Haney vs Jorge Linares – a look at their intriguing stats

Height, weight, and reach 

Haney and Linares are equal when it comes to height. Both of them stand 5’8”. But when it comes to weight, the duo differs from each other because Haney, at lightweight, has constantly weighed around 135-pounds. But Linares keeps switching weight classes, and he fetches the 135-pound mark if he competes at the super-lightweight roster. Yet, both the fighters have remained successful in making weight.

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When it comes to reach, ‘The Dream’ is the oppressor as he has a 71” reach over Linares’ 69″.

Pro-boxing record

Haney is a young force in the sport, whose immaculate boxing record stands at 25-0. Whereas, his fellow contemporary’s resume is 47-5.

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Both Haney and Linares are in their absolute primes and this is just the ideal time for them to collide. That said, it’ll be interesting to see who among the two comes out on top on Saturday night and establishes his reign at the 135-pound weight class.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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