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Manuel Charr to fight on Haye-Fury undercard on September 28th in Manchester

David Haye Manuel Charr Tyson FuryBy Scott Gilfoid: In a move that clearly shows that #7 WBC heavyweight contender Manuel Charr (24-1, 14 KO’s) will be facing either David Haye or Tyson Fury in the near future, Charr is now been added to the Haye-Fury undercard on September 28th at the Manchester Arena in the UK.


Charr will be defending his WBC International Silver heavyweight strap in a scheduled 12 round fight against an opponent still to be determined.

It’s so not surprising that Charr is going to be on this card, because he’ll likely wind up facing Haye once he’s destroyed Fury in one or two rounds. A Haye-Charr fight will give Haye the opportunity to show the world the difference between him and WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, because he took out the slow as molasses Charr in 4 rounds in a bloodbath last year in September in a fight that was like watching a fighter work on a heavy bag.

It wasn’t even a fight. It was a slaughter, and I’m surprised the Word Boxing Council didn’t drop Charr from their top 15 after that performance, because it was just an awful performance from him.

Charr has won his last three fights since then against weak opposition in beating Konstantin Airick, Yakup Saglam and Oleksiy Mazkin. Apart from his fight with Vitali, these are the types of heavyweights Charr has been fighting since he turned pro in 2005. It’s just been a lot of journeyman level guys, and a whole bunch of 2nd and 3rd tier fighters that Charr has been in with.

Maybe that’s why he looked so lost when he fought Vitali. The thought that went through my mind in watching Vitali pound on Charr was how on in the world did Charr get ranked enough to get a title shot. As I mentioned, Charr is currently ranked #7 by the WBC, but he looks more like a bottom 100 ranked heavyweight in my view. That talent just isn’t there.


Don’t be surprised to see the Haye-Fury winner facing Charr later this year or early next year. Why else would Charr be put on the Haye vs. Fury card? Haye was already supposed to fight Charr on June 29th, but the fight was canceled after Haye suffered a hand injury.


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