Dimitrenko helping Haye with sparring for Tyson Fury; Deontay Wilder to help too
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight Deontay Wilder (29-0, 29 KO’s) is in the process of coming over to the UK to help former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) to get ready for his fight against unbeaten heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) for their clash on September 28th.
Haye, 32, is already being helped out by the big 6’7” Ukrainian Alexander Dimitrenko and the 6’8” Richard Towers with sparring. But adding Deontay, 6’7”, will really complete the camp for Haye, as the power and the speed that Deontay has going for him with far surpass anything than the slow, light-hitting Fury can bring to the ring in this fight.
Fury is a little taller than those guys at 6’9”, but it’s wasted height because Fury doesn’t know how to use his size and reach for some reason.
Haye will also have 6’8” big punching Mariusz Wach to his sparring stable. That’s like a dream team of super heavyweights that will be helping Haye out. The only guys that are missing from that bunch are David Price and Kubrat Pulev.
For obvious reasons, it wouldn’t make sense for Price to join Haye’s sparring dream team right now with Price coming off of a recent stoppage loss to Tony Thompson. The last thing that Price needs is to be getting hit hard right about now.
Haye said to Sky Sports “The guys who have helped me with sparring, Richard Towers and Alexander Dimitrenko, have both provided me excellent work so far. Dimitrenko is an upright, long-range boxer who is technically correct, whereas Towers is your typical ingle-fighter, awkward, tough and game.”
Deontay is going to seriously upgrade Haye’s sparring team to the point where it might not be necessary for Haye to use the likes of Dimitrenko, Wach and Towers. I do think Dimitrenko and Wach are very similar to Fury, albeit with better power than him, and in the case of Dimitrenko, better skills.
My one worry about Deontay sparring with Haye is that he might hurt Haye in sparring with his big right hands. It wouldn’t be good if Deontay beats the energy out of Haye before the Fury fight, leaving him worn down and slightly stunned by the time he enters the ring with him.
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