Fury: Wladimir will keep Haye at arm’s length and blast him out
By William Mackay: 6’9″ heavyweight project Tyson Fury (14-0, 10 KO’s) believes that size and experience will be the key to victory for IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KO’s) in his bout against former cruiserweight champion and current WBA heavyweight champ David Haye (25-1, 23 KO’s) in a little more than a month from now on July 2.
Fury, who knows Wladimir’s fighting style very well because the two fighters have sparred together, thinks that Haye has little more than a puncher’s chance of winning against the big 6’6″ Wladimir. Fury doesn’t think that Haye will be willing to do the things he needs to do in order to get the win, though. Fury, rightly or wrongly, believes that the way to beat Wladimir and his older brother WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko is to go right at them.
It’s kind of like aiming a big ship at an iceberg and hoping to survive the collision without sinking and maybe destroying the iceberg instead of the ship. There’s a chance that Haye would win using Fury’s plan but the odds would be against it happening.
Fury said this to thesun.co.uk: “Just like his brother Vitali, he’s not a robot, and has got a heart. If you can upset them, they’ll come to fight. If Haye can do that, he’s got more of a chance. Both him and Wladimir are a bit dodgy around the chin so whoever lands first will win. But Klitschko’s dealt with fast boxers and big punchers before, so I think he’s got the experience to keep Haye at arm’s length and then nail him.”
Not only does Wladimir have the experience as well as arm length to win, but he’s also has got at least a 30 pound weight advantage over Haye. That might not mean much if you’re talking about a 2nd or 3rd tier fighter with flaws in their game who lack the power and speed to win, but if you give a quality fighter like Wladimir a big weight advantage over a shorter fighter like Haye, and that’s all you need. Haye is a cruiserweight who has put on a little bit of weight facing a super heavyweight. That right there tells you who’s going to win. The bigger fighter will squash the smaller fighter like a bug on July 2nd and there’s not much Haye is going to be able to do about it but take his loss and accept it.