Devin Haney is coming in with massive confidence heading into his April 20 fight against Ryan Garcia, which further backs why bookmakers favor the super lightweight titleholder with -750 odds. 

Garcia is a +550 betting underdog, according to DraftKings. 

Although the 25-year-olds have a storied amateur rivalry splitting a six-fight series, it is clear that Haney (31-0, 15 KOs) is more polished and progressed as a professional fighter. 

The former undisputed lightweight champion Haney has developed into one of the sport’s top pound-for-pound stars and is looking to further prove his promise against Garcia (24-1, 20 KOs).

“I want to win by a landslide and show that I am levels above him, and that's what I will do,” Haney said during a media workout in Los Angeles. “My everything will surprise Ryan. Ryan doesn't know how good I really am. I am looking to handicap him. We've been really studying him and know a lot of the mistakes that he does and I look forward to exploiting those.”

Haney also emphasized that he’s not concerned about Garcia’s erratic run of online antics. 

“It doesn't matter what he does outside of the ring or if he's focused or not. I still have to go in there and do my job, and I will,” said Haney. “There's pressure on both of us. The world will be tuning in. But I feed off of this. I was born for this moment. 

“I am going to do my job to be the very best Devin Haney I can be. Whichever version of Ryan shows up on April 20, I will be ready for him. Ryan Garcia is just another opponent to me. I am in competition with greatness. That is why I train so hard. That is why I stay so disciplined."

Haney is currently the WBC super lightweight champion and will be defending the title he won from Regis Prograis for the first time in just his second fight at 140 pounds. 

"Not having to go down the extra five pounds has been a tremendous help for me,” said Haney. “I had been at 135 for a long time. At 140, it just feels so different. My performance against Prograis showed that.

"Camp has been amazing. I'm in the zone, always. I'm obviously getting more adjusted to this new weight class. I am getting stronger. My mind is clear. I'm in the best shape physically, and I am just ready to go."

Haney vs. Garcia will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The five-fight pay-per-view card will be presented on DAZN and 

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