Fury-Haye to be televised by HBO in U.S on September 28th
By Scott Gilfoid: American boxing fans will get to see what could be a very quick fight on September 28th between former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) and Tyson Fury (26-2, 24 KO’s) on HBO from the Manchester Arena in the UK, according to Dan Rafael. HBO has decided to broadcast the all-British heavyweight clash between Fury and Haye, as part of a split triple-header.
There had been talk about it earlier this month about Haye-Fury being shown on HBO, but it was confirmed today.
The other fights on the triple-header will be WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevens (21-1, 18 KO’s) making his first defense of his title against Tavoris Cloud (24-1, 19 KO’s) from the Bell Centre, in Montreal, Canada. There’s also former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) fighting Brian Vera (23-6, 14 KO’s) from the StubHub Center, in Carson, California, USA.
HBO Sports president Ken Hershman said to Dan Rafael at ESPN “Haye versus Fury is going to be entertaining. It features two heavyweights who as much as they want to win also don’t want to lose to this fighter in particular. HBO subscribers love big events and that is what we plan on delvering on September 28. Three exciting bouts from three different countries.”
I do this think this is easy best boxing event that HBO has televised this year. I know they still have Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios coming up on November 23rd on HBO, but this this televised card is a lot better than what HBO will be showing on the Pacquiao-Rios card.
It doesn’t matter than the three fights are from different countries. It’s all the same for U.S boxing fans. They get to see some good fights, or at least 2 good fights and 1 mismatch [Haye-Fury].
I expect the Stevenson-Cloud and Chavez Jr-Vera fights to be much more competitive affairs than the Haye vs. Fury fight. That one is shaping up to be a one or two round affair with Haye hitting Fury once or twice with big right hands, and Fury hitting the deck. If Haye loads up with his shots early in the fight, he’ll win it without having to throw flurries and waste valuable time.
All it takes is one good shot to bowl Fury over. He’s the type that’ll get up, but Haye has the stamina to hit him again and finish him off. Fury was dropped in his last fight in the 2nd round by Steve Cunningham. But for some reason, Cunningham just ran out of gas completely after knocking Fury down. It was like watching a battery drain down. Cunningham loaded up with everything he had to score the knockdown, but immediately he was too tired to hit Fury again. Haye doesn’t have the same kind of stamina problems, and he’ll definitely finish Fury off once he claws his way off the deck.
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