Haye: Fury’s going down for the 10 count
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) was amused to learn that Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) sees him as another Steve Cunningham for him to beat up in their fight on September 28th. Haye’s amused by it because he realizes he’s a much better puncher than Cunningham, and he remembers how Cunningham was able to put Fury flat on his back in the 2nd round from a right hand.
Haye says he’ll make sure he hits Fury hard enough to where he won’t be able to get back to his feet like he did against Cunningham. Fury won that fight by a 7th round TKO after putting a left forearm in Cunningham’s face to blind him and then hitting him with a sweeping right hand to the head with the left forearm still nicely in place.
By that point in the fight, Cunningham would have gone down with almost any feather-fisted shot that Fury threw, because he was just dog-tired.
Cunningham fought like he’d only trained to go 3 rounds instead of 12. I’ve seen some guys get tired early before, but Cunningham really took the cake in that fight because he was tired as heck after only 3 rounds.
It’s a good thing for Fury, because if Cunningham had been able to fight with the same stamina he had in the first 2 rounds for the remainder of the fight, Fury would have been blasted into oblivion.
Haye said to the Daily Star “The thing about Tyson Fury is that he is a bit of a fool, so it’s no real surprise that he’ll probably make those comparisons. Unlike Cunningham, if I hit Tyson, he’s not only going down, he’s going down for the count. There is only one way this fight is going to go.”
Yeah, is right about that. There is only way this fight is going to end, and that’s with Fury face down on the canvas. I think Fury might give it a try to get back to his feet, but he’ll be too hurt to claw his way to an upright position before the ref working the fight pulls the trigger on him and stops it. I just hope the ref does a nice full 10 count instead of using the silent 10 count.