Haye: I’m going to kick Fury’s backside from pillar to post
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) says he doesn’t care if his opponent Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) were able to kick and use knees against him in their fight on September 28th, because Haye thinks it’s about the only way the light-hitting, slapping Fury would have any chance of making their fight competitive.
As things are right now, it’s a hopeless mismatch between a teacher and a pupil. About the only good thing about this mismatch is that it’ll likely be over quickly with Fury getting put out of his misery early in the fight by Haye.
Haye said to Sky Sports “I’d let Tyson use his head, shoulders, knees and toes against me on September 28. He’ll need all those sharp edges just to make the fight competitive…I’ll kick his backside from pillar to post, and that’s about it…After I finish with him, he can start looking at other career options.”
Fury won’t be washed up after he gets knocked out by Haye. He can still fight the likes of Tom Dallas, David Price, and Dereck Chisora on the domestic scene and make a good living doing that. But as far as world title aspirations go, yeah, it’ll be pretty much over for Fury I hate to say. I mean, I don’t know how he could be taken seriously if Haye knocks him the spark out on September 28th.
I suppose Fury can work his way to a title shot by fighting weak jobs for 2 or 3 years, and maybe one of the World champions will see fit to give him a title shot based on his huge size, his ability to market a fight with his trash talking, and with him not being a real threat due to his lack of power. But I don’t see Fury being able to fight his way to a mandatory spot if it means that he has to fight a talented heavyweight like Deontay Wilder, Bermane Stiverne or Chris Arreola. Those guys would eliminate Fury every time.
Fury’s wins in the past over Nicolai Firtha, Dereck Chisora, Vinny Maddalone, Steve Cunningham, Neven Pajkic, Kevin Johnson, and Martin Rogan are not going to prepare him in any way, shape or form for what he’s going to be dealing with from Haye on September 28th.
Fury might as well be going into this fight with an 0-0 record because that’s about as the extent of his situation. He’s not been in the ring with a talented slugger like Deontay Wilder to get him ready for what he’s going to be getting hit with by Haye. Deontay is a much bigger puncher than Haye, but at least he’d give Fury a taste of what he’s going to be experiencing against Haye in this fight.