Haye vs. Fury rescheduled for February 8th in Manchester
By Scott Gilfoid: For boxing fans that are eager to see the David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) vs. Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) fight, they’re going to have to wait 4 ½ months before they can see, as Haye is reporting that the fight has been scheduled for February 8th at the Manchester Arena in the UK.
That will give Haye’s deep cut over his left eye a sufficient time for it to heal.
It’s a heck of a long time for boxing fans to wait, because it’s already been months since their now postponed September 28th fight was signed. Haye and Fury could end up investing a year of their careers’ for this one fight. I mean, both of them are set to make a ton of good cash with them making 5 million pounds each, but what a huge waste to have so much time lost.
I hope for Haye’s sake that he purchases some headgear that will protect his face during sparring sessions, and that he doesn’t make the colossal blunder of sparring a week from the fight. I still don’t understand that move.
Haye – “My fans will still get the chance to see what they all wanted to see this weekend – they’ll get to see Tyson Fury sparked out in a spectacular fashion.”
Frankly, I’d rather see both of them move on and face other guys. Haye needs to be fighting better opponents than Fury, because this is more of a circus-like fight than an actual competitive fight.
Fury will continue to flap his gums for the next month, but when he gets in the ring with Haye, he’s going to be badly exposed and starched out in 1 or 2 rounds. It’s not interesting to see Haye and Fury using an entire year to face each other with the outcome being Fury knocked out quickly. This is one of those fights that reminds me of some kind of sideshow circus attractions where you’re promised to see something like a bearded lady, and then when you go behind the curtain it’s a lady with a fake beard.
I know the name of the game for these guys is money from their big fight, but as a fan of the sport, it’s not interesting at all. The outcome is pretty much preordained due to Fury’s weak chin, lack of power, speed, skills and defense.
I’d rather see Haye fight a quality contender like Deontay Wilder, because at least with that fight we wouldn’t know the outcome of the fight ahead of the time like we do with Haye-Fury. Fury is going to be a tall punching bag on February 8th, and I see a lot of sad Brits upset that the fight won’t be a competitive one.