Sprott: The Klitschkos will have to fight Fury if he beats David Haye
By Scott Gilfoid: 38-year-old journeyman fighter Michael Sprott, who is currently helping Britain’s heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) get ready for his September 28th fight against David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s), believes that the Klitschkos will be in a spot where they’ll have to fight the 6’9” Fury, #5 WBC, #5 WBO, if he beats Haye next month.
Sprott said this as quoted by Fightnews “He [Fury] is very hungry and he really wants it. He knows there are big fights that can come from this. If he gets past David Haye then the Klitschkos will have to fight him.”
That’s kind of funny. Sprott makes it sound as if the Klitschkos are afraid of fighting Fury. Why on earth would the Klitschkos be afraid to fight a heavyweight who slaps with his punches, and who has been dropped in the past by 2nd tier heavyweights. Fury’s entire resume is padded from top to bottom, and he’s yet to face a quality heavyweight.
I mean, in his last fight in April, Fury beat a cruiserweight in Steve Cunningham, and was dropped hard in the 2nd round. Cunningham is currently ranked in the heavyweight division, but he’s basically a cruiserweight. If you throw Cunningham in with a real heavyweight like Deontay Wilder, it’ll be over quickly for him.
There won’t be any fight between Fury and the Klitschkos unless the Klitschkos decide to fight Fury after he gets knocked out by Haye. I’m not holding my breathing waiting for them to do that.
I know the Klitschkos have facing pretty much nothing but fodder heavyweight opposition for the past two years, but neither of them are going to agree to fight Fury after Haye knocks him out.
Haye, #1 WBA, #6 WBC, won’t be losing to Fury next month in their fight at the Manchester Arena. Haye has too much speed, too much power, and too much experience for Fury to win this fight. Additionally, Fury’s chin is too suspect for him to take power shots even stronger than the one that he was knocked down by against Cunningham.
Haye will be nailing with those kinds of shots all night long, except the fight won’t last all night long.
I suspect that Fury will get dropped after the 2nd or 3rd huge right hand or left hook from Haye in the 1st round, and once Fury staggers to his feet, Haye will quickly blast him out. I can’t see the referee letting a staggering Fury continue to fight if he gets up after the 2nd knockdown.
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