Haye still wants Deontay Wilder for sparring help for Fury
By Scott Gilfoid: David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) is still holding out hope that the 6’7” unbeaten heavyweight Deontay Wilder (29-0, 29 KO’s) will lend a hand in preparing him for Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) by working as a sparring partner for Haye’s September 28th fight in Manchester, UK.
Maybe Haye didn’t get the word, but Deontay already said that he’s interested in staying in the U.S to sit at ringside for the September 6th fight between Chris Arreola and Seth Mitchell.
Deontay will be facing the winner of that one. Besides that, Deontay is heading towards super stardom and mega riches in the next 2 years. Deontay is going super rich in the near future, and he’s not going to need to be spending time in between fights helping out Haye every time he takes on a huge heavyweight.
Haye said to RingTV “There has been talk of me working with Deontay Wilder who has helped me in the past…we had some great workouts so if we could get him again then that would be ideal. His punches are a lot tidier than Tyson’s and he’ll help enhance my speed and timing because you can’t come in there half-hearted with Deontay, as we’ve seen. He’s a very good puncher.”
I would say this would be worth it for Deontay if it were all out sparring where he could go out there and take Haye’s head off each round, but that’s not would he be hired to do. Deontay would have to take it easy on Haye, mimic Fury’s slapping style of fighting, ease off perhaps 90% on his power, and wear huge gloves to make sure he doesn’t accidently knock Haye out while connecting with a right hand.
Deontay is so powerful that even if the guy were to let up on Haye and hit him with just a fraction of his power, I could see Haye hitting the deck for the 10 count.
Deontay has all that size, speed and leverage that he puts into his shots, and I think even if he were to mimic Fury’s weak shots, he’d still be very dangerous for Haye. This would be like a super heavyweight against a cruiserweight in sparring. It’s a mismatch except that Deontay wouldn’t be able to tee off on Haye like he does his normal opponents.
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