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Fury could take fight in November before Haye bout

David Haye Tyson FuryBy Scott Gilfoid: Mick Hennessy, the promoter for heavyweight Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s), is looking to get a tune-up fight for Fury in November to keep him sharp for his November 8th clash against David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s). Fury and Hennessy don’t like the idea of sitting idle for another 4 ½ months while they wait for Haye’s cut to heal.

They want to get back in the ring as soon as possible, and they want to make sure the fight is far enough away from the Haye fight not to put it in jeopardy should Fury suffer an injury in his tune-up.

Hennessy said to Sky Sports “We are looking to fight soon. We are five months away and as long as we do something that won’t be anywhere near the fight I don’t see that being a problem. Tyson deserves that…he’s had one fight this year and that’s not how Tyson Fury rolls. He’s a busy fighter. [He’s] used to fighting on a regular basis.”

Well, Deontay Wilder needs an opponent for his October 26th date at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. If Fury and Hennessy want to show that they’re for real, they’ll agree to step up a couple of levels and face the 6’7” Deontay instead of the God awful opposition that Fury has been facing his entire career.

Deontay would be a stratospheric leap up in competition for Fury, and he could brag for the first time in his career that he’s facing a world class opponent. Fury hasn’t been able to say that yet, because he’s been so carefully matched against soft jobs.

Obviously, Hennessy isn’t going to match Fury up against a talented fighter like Deontay, because he would ruin the party by Fury in knocking him out and stopping the Haye-Fury fight from taking place. I mean, I think the Haye-Fury would still take place even if Deontay knocked Fury out in the 1st round, but it would make the fight little more than a joke.


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