Hennessey wanted Deontay Wilder for Tyson Fury on September 28th?
By Scott Gilfoid: According to Hennessey Sports’ website, they looked at possibility of having American talent Deontay Wilder (29-0, 29 KO’s) step in and replace the injured David Haye against Hennessy-promoted heavyweight Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) on September 28th. Unfortunately, they gave up on the idea for some reason.
Here’s the statement from Hennessey Sports’ website: “He [Fury] has done everything in his power to keep this date alive for his fans, even agreeing to fight Deontay Wilder on the 28th [if Team Wilder agreed], but this fight at short notice was obviously not considered to be box office.”
Are they kidding? Deontay vs. Fury would be a huge fight in the UK, and I could see this bout ending up generating as much interest as Haye vs. Fury. The problem though is Fury wouldn’t have time to get ready for the 6’7” Deontay with less than 1 week to go before the fight. With all that wasted time sparring with the likes of Michael Sprott and Steve Cunningham, Fury would out of his class if he walked into the ring with a huge knockout artist like Deontay facing him instead of the smaller, cruiserweight sized 6’2” Haye.
Even if Fury has some big heavyweights to spar with to get him ready for Deontay, he wouldn’t be ready, because there’s no one in the heavyweight division that can mimic Deontay’s speed and power. Of course there are some big heavyweights with power like the Klitschko brothers, but those guys don’t have Deontay’s right hand power or speed, and neither of them would ever agree to help Fury with sparring for Deontay.
I’m wondering if Hennessey even bothered to ask Deontay and his promoters at Golden Boy Promotions if they would be interested in fighting Fury on short notice, because I could see both of them saying yes in a heartbeat to this fight. They know what they have in Fury, and it would be an easy fight for Deontay.
I couldn’t see Fury making it out of the 1st round against him because he hits way too hard, and Fury has already shown that he has problems taking head shots in the past. It would likely be a terrible mismatch with Fury left face down on the canvas after getting nailed by one of Deontay’s sledgehammer right hand bombs.
I seriously doubt that Wilder was asked by Fury’s promoter if he would agree to step in and face him, because if he did Deontay would have been talking about it already.
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