Haye hoping a quick KO of Fury will lead to rematch against Wladimir
By Scott Gilfoid: David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) is really hoping that IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will agree to give him a rematch if Haye obliterates unbeaten and untested heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) in a little over 1 week on September 28th in the UK.
Haye doesn’t see Fury lasting more than 2 rounds in this fight, and it looks like a lot of boxing fans are in agreement with that. But a rematch with Wladimir might still be a pipe dream for Haye because this is only his 2nd fight since he was embarrassed by Wladimir in losing by a lopsided 12 round decision to him in July of 2011.
Haye said “I don’t see him [Fury] going past 2 rounds. I don’t see him going into the 3rd round…Once I get rid of him, I will be knocking on the door for a title shot.”
I don’t see Fury making it to the 3rd round either. The only way that happens is if Haye has lost power on his shots. In watching some of Haye’s recent sparring against Deontay Wilder, Mariusz Wach and Richard Towers, Haye’s power shots didn’t look like they were having the same kind of effect on these super giant heavyweights compared to what he did against smaller guys like John Ruiz and Monte Barrett.
Fury has shown to have a weak chin though, so it’s likely that Haye will get him out of there early in this fight. If not, then Haye is going to have to try and out-box and outwork Fury. It won’t be easy because Haye looks like he’s put on a lot of weight for this fight and if he’s forced to move for 12 rounds, he could fade badly after the first 4 or 5 rounds.
A tired, non-mobile Haye could find it really tough against the much bigger 6’9″ Fury. Haye could find himself getting outworked and worn down if he’s not able to score a quick stoppage in this fight. Haye needs to empty out his tool chest in the first 4 rounds and really go for broke for a quick knockout, because he doesn’t look like he’s in the kind of shape he needs to be in to run around the ring for 12 rounds.
If Haye can get past Fury, I think he should have to face Deontay Wilder before getting another world title shot against Wladimir. I hate the idea of Haye getting another crack at Wladimir after only having to beat Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury. I mean, where’s the quality opposition? The idea is for Haye to redeem himself first before getting another fight against Wladimir, and frankly Chisora and Fury aren’t good enough for Haye to show that he’s done that. Haye needs to beat a talent like Deontay before being given a rematch against Wladimir on the silver platter. In watching the sparring between Haye and Deontay, I don’t think Haye can beat Deontay and I see him getting knocked out by the huge 6’7″ Wilder.