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HBO to televise Haye vs. Fury as part of three-site triple-header

David Haye Tyson FuryBy Scott Gilfoid: American boxing fans will get an opportunity to see what is shaping up to be a David vs. Goliath match between the 6’2”, 214 lb. David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) and the 6’9”, 250 lb. Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) in a British heavyweight showdown that HBO will be televising on September 28th from the Manchester Arena in the UK, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN. This fight will give Haye some visibility in the U.S to set up a future bout between him and Deontay Wilder once the Klitschko brothers are history.


The Haye-Fury fight will be shown as part of a three-site triple-header on HBO along with the light heavyweight clash between WBC 175 lb. champion Adonis Stevenson and former IBF champion Tavoris Cloud from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. Stevenson should obliterate Cloud without too many problems.

Rounding out the triple-header will be Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. facing Brian Vera in a fight that will be held at 168 lbs. at the StubHub Center, in Carson, California.


The Fury-Haye fight promises to be over quite quickly with Haye going out and obliterating the upright Fury in one or two rounds depending on which round Haye wants to take him out of there. It’s one of those fights that solely depends on when and where Haye wants to knock Fury out, because once Haye has decided he wants to KO Fury, it’s pretty much all over.

Fury hasn’t faced anyone good in his career, and he was almost knocked out last April when he fought a small former cruiserweight without much power in Steve Cunningham. Fury was flat on his back in the 2nd round of that contest, and he would have been finished off if Cunningham had the stamina to fight hard for more than just 2 rounds. Cunningham totally gassed out after 2 rounds, and spent much of the rest of the fight holding onto Fury in a clinch, and fighting with his back to the ropes.

Fury probably sees the Haye fight as a potential for him to make a big name for himself in the U.S, but that’s not going to happen unless Fury means a big name as far as being a big flop. Yeah, I can see Fury getting some attention in the U.S, for getting knocked out, but that’s about it. The fight card should bring in good ratings on HBO due them showing three halfway fights. I’m not interested in Chavez-Vera or Cloud-Stevenson, but I think some fans will be.


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