Haye says he’s close to rescheduling Fury fight
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) is saying that he is close to having his bout with Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) rescheduled. Haye’s not giving the details for when they plan on fighting, but there are rumors that it’ll likely take place early I 2014.
That’s not exactly great for boxing fans that have been waiting for ages to see this fight, but it’s probably the best you can hope for given the severity of Haye’s cut.
Haye said this on his twitter:
Things are finally now looking up, as a rescheduled date for me to beat up Dyson Furry is very close to being officially made. :-)
— David Haye (@mrdavidhaye) September 23, 2013
Yesterday, Haye compared his situation with that of George Foreman with his bout against Muhammad Ali in 1974, saying “FYI: ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’ was postponed when George Foreman got a cut eye sparring 8 days before the fight.”
I find it difficult to see Tyson Fury in the role of Ali in this comparison by Haye. Foreman, 6’4”, was also a little bigger than the 6’2” Haye, and more of a puncher.
As far as the Ali-Foreman postponement goes, Foreman suffered a cut in training for that fight resulting in the bout being postponed from the original date in September to October 30th.
I see Fury as more of a Chuck Wepner type of an opponent for Haye than another Ali. I mean, there’s nothing in Fury’s game that resembles Ali of 1974 at all.
I wouldn’t mind seeing Haye move on after his cut heals and focus on facing a more talented opponent than Fury. Let’s face it: Fury is going to take a royal pounding against Haye, and it’ going to be over quickly.
Fury doesn’t have the game to be in the ring with Haye, and that’s going to be clear as soon as the bell rings in the 1st round.
All those boxing fans that have been waiting for months to see the Haye-Fury fight are going to be in for a huge let down when Fury gets blasted out in the 1st round. I mean, if you were hoping that Fury would lose, it’s going to give you any satisfaction because it’ll be over too quickly.
The only way the fight will be interesting is if Haye decides to carry Fury for 6 or 7 rounds in order to make him suffer before he knocks his lights out. That’s not Haye’s style. He tends to get his opponents out as quickly as possible to avoid taking punishment himself.