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David Haye's warning to Tyson Fury after past sparring sessions with Deontay Wilder

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Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury is just over a week away.

The most-anticipated heavyweight fight of the year pits two undefeated superstars against each other, with the WBC strap on the line.

Wilder will go into the fight as the favourite due to the fact that Fury hasn't really had a competitive bout in over three years.

Sefer Seferi and Francesco Pianeta barely put up any resistance in Fury's two previous fights and stepping up to Wilder's level may be too much too soon.

The Bronze Bomber is viewed by many as the second best fighter in the division and a serious threat to Anthony Joshua's dominance.

And former champion David Haye has handed a warning to Fury about Wilder, detailing their past sparring sessions.

Not only is the Bronze Bomber a hard puncher, but he can take one as good as anyone.

“I’ve sparred with Deontay Wilder many times,” Haye told Jim White on talkSPORT. “He’s got a very, very, very, hard right hand and it’s an equaliser.

“No matter what Tyson Fury does, as long as Deontay Wilder is able to stay on his feet, he has a chance of ending the fight with one punch. I don’t believe that the other way around.

“I’ve hit Deontay Wilder on the chin with shots that would have knocked out most heavyweights and he’s been able to stay on his feet.

“He may get buzzed, but he’s still on his feet and he was firing back. I don’t believe Tyson Fury has that type of resistance.”

Haye seems to think Fury doesn't stand a chance of earning a win by knockout.

However, the Gypsy King is far better known for his elusive style and was always far more likely to win on points.

But if Wilder can land one solid right hand in the fight, it could all be over in the LA Staples Centre.

Topics:
Deontay Wilder
Anthony Joshua
Tyson Fury
David Haye
Boxing

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