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Haye sees Fury fight an excuse to train

David Haye Tyson FuryBy Scott Gilfoid: Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) might see himself as the best heavyweight in the sport right now, but David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) sees this as little more than a stay busy tune-up bout for himself to stay in shape while he waits for another title shot against one of the Klitschko brothers.


Haye sees Fury as just another knockout on his resume to chock up. The two British heavyweights will meet in the ring late next month on September 28th at the Manchester Arena in London, UK.

Haye said to Sky Spots “Instead of sitting around rotting, I said why not get in the ring with a big guy like Fury. I get in training camp and keep myself in shape. But if I don’t train, I know by the time I fight the Klitschkos I will have been out of the ring for 2 to 2 ½ years, and that’s way too long. It’s a marking time fight to keep me active, to keep my fans happy.”

It’s pretty sad that the fight is little more than a stay busy fight for Haye, but that’s the straight up truth about it. Fury doesn’t belong in the ring with any decent fighters.

We saw that in his last fight when he was almost knocked out by the fringe contender Steve Cunningham. Fury’s awfully lucky that Cunningham gassed out immediately dropping him in the 2nd round, because a heavyweight with better stamina and power would have finished Fury off in that round.

This is going to be a good fight because it’ll weed Fury out of the heavyweight title chase, and leave one less pretender to clutter up the heavyweight rankings. Fury can then either go back down to the domestic level or start his slow climb back to the top.


As bad as the heavyweight division is, I see Fury working himself into a title shot within a couple of years even after Haye knocks him out. But I think Fury’s promoter will be extra careful next time by keeping him away from good opponents until Fury gets a title shot.


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