The main card is underway and the Haney vs Linares title fight is fast approaching. Devin 'The Dream' Haney faces the toughest opponent of his budding career when the 22-year-old WBC lightweight champ defends his belt against Venezuelan slugger Jorge Linares (47-5) tonight in Las Vegas.
The 12-round bout tops a packed bill streamed exclusively on DAZN, which you can access through your browser or DAZN apps on TV and mobile. Follow our guide on how to watch a Haney vs Linares live stream and full fight from anywhere in the world.
Date: Saturday 29th May 2021
Main card: 1am BST / 8pm ET / 10am AEST (Ringwalks: 4am BST / 11pm ET / 1pm AEST)
Venue: Michelob ULTRA Arena, Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Free stream: DAZN free trial (Canada)
Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN
UK stream: DAZN (£2/month)
US stream: DAZN ($20/month)
Buy tickets: AXS
Ready for some big-time boxing, courtesy of Matchroom promotions? Good, because some 5000 fans will cheer on Devin Haney (25-0, 15 KOs) and Jorge Linares at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino today.
So, can Haney defend his WBC crown against three-weight world champion Jorge Linares? 'The Dream' will certainly be keen to prove himself in front of a knowledgeable Vegas crowd and set up a big-money fight with Teofimo Lopez, Ryan Garcia or Gervonta Davis.
"I'm very excited to be making my third world title defence against a great fighter like Jorge Linares, who will be the best fighter I will have ever faced in my career," Haney said. "I grew up watching Linares, and the fact that this fight is happening in Las Vegas is incredible."
As for Jorge Linares (47-5, 29 KOs), today's showdown is the latest chance El Niño de Oro ("The Golden Boy") has to make it back to the top of the 130lb weight class. Haney might be odds-on favourite but Linares has 29 knockout and a lethal right hand.
Saturday's unmissable fight is exclusive to DAZN. You can subscribe to DAZN for $19.99 a month in the States. In the UK, DAZN costs just £1.99 a month. Here's how to find a Haney vs Linares live stream from anywhere in the world.
Watch Haney vs Linares for free on DAZN
Boxing fans around the world can stream this weekend's big fight live on DAZN. Subscription to the sports streaming service costs $19.99 a month in the USA. In the UK, it costs just £1.99 a month. Canadian subscribers get the best deal – a free trial.
Canadians outside Canada this weekend can use a VPN to access the DAZN free trialas if back home. We recommend ExpressVPN because it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and 24/7 customer support.
The Haney vs Linares ringwalks are expected at 11pm ET / 8pm PT.
Haney vs Linares live stream anywhere in the world using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Haney vs Linares rights holders, you won't be able to access these streaming services when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN.
UK: Haney vs Linares live stream
DAZN has the exclusive rights to stream this fight live online. Subscription costs just £1.99 a month – bargain, right?.
British boxing fans stuck outside the UK this weekend can use a VPN to access DAZN for £1.99 from anywhere – without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN because it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and 24/7 customer support.
The Haney vs Linares ringwalks are expected around 4am BST on Sunday morning.
Haney vs Linares fight card
Devin Haney vs. Jorge Linares for Haney’s WBC Lightweight title
Chantelle Cameron vs. Melissa Hernandez for Cameron’s WBC Women’s Junior Welterweight title
Jason Quigley vs. Shane Mosley Jr.– Middleweight
Martin J. Ward vs. Azinga Fuzile – IBF Junior Lightweight eliminator
Khalil Coe vs. TBA – Light Heavyweight
Reshat Mati vs. Gilberto Espinoza Zarata – Welterweight
Ramla Ali vs. Mikayla Nebel – Women's Featherweight
Amari Jones vs. Jonathan Ryan Burrs – Junior Middleweight
Haney vs Linares tale of the tape
Name: Devin 'The Dream' Haney – Jorge 'The Golden Boy' Linares
Nationality: American – Venezuelan
Date of birth: 17th Nov 1998 – 22nd August 1985
Height: 5ft 8 inches – 5ft 8 inches
Reach: 71 inches – 69 inches
Total fights: 25 – 52
Record: 25-0, 15 KOs – 47-5, 29 KOs
Devin Haney on Jorge Linares
"He's a three-division world champion who has fought at the championship level for the past 13 years.
“He’s been stopped by good fighters. Cano is probably the only OK fighter that stopped him. He’s been stopped by great fighters, good fighters, so of course I don’t feel like I need to stop him.
"I think that I just need to go in there, put on a great performance, do what I do, and if the stoppage comes, it comes. You know, it’s hard to knock a guy out that doesn’t wanna be knocked out."
Jorge Linares on Devin Haney
"This is my moment to show the world that I still have a lot more to give at 135 pounds.
"Devin Haney is a talented and quick-handed young man, but when I was his age, I had already become a world champion by snatching the title away from a real world champion like Oscar Larios."
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