Touted as the biggest all British heavyweight showdown since Lennox Lewis vs Frank Bruno, the fight between has all the ingredients to be an extremely exciting affair and that’s before the two men involved even step inside the ring.David Haye andTyson Fury
Fury and Haye have earned themselves the reputation of having extremely big, and extremely loud mouths in recent times and this will ensure that the lead up to this fight is nothing less than entertaining.
One thing that both men do not lack is self-confidence, and that was abundantly clear in yesterday’s press conference where both men seemed certain in their predictions of the knocking the other one out! But yesterdays press meeting made for interesting viewing, Fury's antics were as expected; loud, obnoxious, mocking Haye at every opportunity, he even refused to have a face off photo with him sarcastically claiming that Haye scared him too much.
From the Fury point of view this may be a shrewd tactic, if he is able to get under Hayes skin, rile him up it could see Haye enter the ring in the wrong frame of mind, looking to blow his opponent out the ring rather than executing his game plan and that could play right into the hands of the much bigger, and younger fighter.
Haye, meanwhile remained relativity quiet (well quieter than his usual self anyway), seemingly happy to let the Fury sideshow dominate the limelight whilst he bided his time, maybe ready to do his talking in the ring instead?
Haye naturally enters the fight as favourite, and rightly so. A former two weight world champion, his speed and punching power has dealt with most of those who have stood toe to toe with him and should prove just too much for Fury but as is so often witnessed by fans of the sport, boxing can throw up surprises and Fury should by no means be counted out of this one. He's a big strong individual, and more importantly he is hungry.
This won't be another Audley Harrison affair, you wont see Fury out the ring in the first round. He's here to fight and he has the tools to make it a very uncomfortable night for Haye. Firstly his size is a big factor, if he can use it well, lean on Haye impose himself the same way Klitchsko did, utilise his reach and work behind the jab Haye will find it very hard to make the most of his speed and get off those power punches which prove so devastating.
Fury isn't just looking for a big payday, he is looking to win but the fact remains that Haye is still the better boxer of the two, his skill-set far eclipses that of his younger opponent and I would fully expect him to claim victory come September 28th and get another shot at one of the Klitchskos' Heavyweight belts.
Prediction: Haye - 7th Round KO.
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