Haye v Fury: Will David retire if he loses to Tyson?
By Stevie Ocallaghan: On Saturday 28th of September, David Haye takes on unbeaten contender in Tyson Fury. It’s an intriguing contest but a contest that I can only see one winner and that is David Haye.
Haye’s style, his speed, power and aggressiveness will pose too many problems for the huge, but limited heavyweight Fury.
If training camps and sparring partners are anything to go by then Haye again comes out on top. Haye has been heaping praise on his sparring partners, saying all would beat Fury. He is probably right.
What I’ve liked about the sparring between Haye and good fighters like Mariusz Wach, Deontay Wilder, Richard Towers and Alexander Dimitrenko is the fact than no one is there just to make up the numbers. From clips of the sparring it shows that everybody is giving their all.
One thing I’ve noticed and I’ve been critical in the past is the fact that Deontay Wilder has rocked and been rocked by Haye. Okay they are wearing head guards but Wilder took the punches and came firing back.
The sparring has been intense, but the thing that shows how seriously Haye wants another title shot is all the above named sparring partners are on the up. On the other hand Tyson Fury has been sparring with Steve Cunningham, Eddie Chambers and his cousin Hughie. In the cases of Cunningham and Chambers their careers have peaked and now are on the way back down.
I can understand why he chose Cunningham and Chambers as they are all about the same size but neither has the same or even close to the same punching power of Haye, where as Wilder, Wach, Towers and Dimitrenko, in particular Wilder could all KO Fury with one shot.
Tyson claims he is the best heavyweight in the world, even going on to say the best heavyweight that ever lived and that’s ok if he believes it and I think he does. But Haye will prove him wrong in just over a weeks time.
Tyson Fury is still young, he’s a huge guy with decent skills so there is plenty of time to come back. A loss might not be a bad thing. Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitchko both lost and learned. They came back better fighters
David Haye by no manner of means is to old but he is the one with more to lose. The ex two weight world champ will surely hang up his gloves if Fury wins but I just don’t see that happening and if sparring is anything to go by it could be a short and quick ending with David Haye standing with his hand held up in victory.