(Video by Ryan Burton) – Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas – For the WBC lightweight championship, Devin Haney (26-0, 15 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over three division beltholder Jorge Linares (47-6, 29 KOs).
The scores were 116-112, 116-112 and 115-113.
While he dominated many rounds with his boxing ability, everything changed at the end of the tenth when Linares rocked Haney with a big hook.
Haney was doing a lot of holding in the eleventh, still hurt from the end of the tenth. Haney tried to regroup and began to punch back near the end of the round as Linares was applying a lot of pressure and doing more of the work.
In the twelfth, Haney was still doing a lot of holding as Linares was trying to do damage, but unable to land the right punches before the final bell.