Devin Haney Victory: Vegas Bettor Wins $4800 From $240K

HOLLYWOOD, Fla.—Devin Haney’s latest performance put another win on his record and a near $5,000 profit in the pocket of one enthusiastic gambler.

A virtual 12-round shutout offered by Las Vegas’ Haney (25-0, 15KOs) over Miami’s Yuriorkis Gamboa (30-4, 18KOs) on Saturday generated favorable action at the sportsbooks, despite the unbeaten lightweight titlist emerging as high as a 50-1 favorite with some oddsmakers.

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Those very odds were still enticing enough for one bettor to place a $240,000 wager with BetMGM Las Vegas on Haney to emerge victorious. The outcome from Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino—which streamed live on DAZN—produced a total payout of $244,8000, with a net profit of $4,800.

“Easy money,” Bill Haney, Devin’s father and head trainer noted to when learning of the placed wager. “Our pleasure helping out.”

The significance of the bet comes as DAZN announced a partnership with BetMGM as the exclusive online provider for all stateside boxing events on the sports streaming service. The venture launched with Saturday’s presentation of Haney’s eventual landslide win over Gamboa.

“We are thrilled to go all in on sports betting and embark on an exciting new chapter with BetMGM – marking our longest-term sports betting partnership yet in the U.S.,” Michael Mobley, vice President of media sales in North America for DAZN stated in a recent press release preceding the launch. “With BetMGM in our corner as DAZN’s go-to source for betting insights, fight fans will be able to stay up to date on the latest odds and enjoy even more compelling content around boxing’s biggest events.”

Haney made the second defense of his lightweight title with the win, which landed well above the over on the  ½ rounds line set for the event.

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

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