David Haye reveals his 'bet' ahead of Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury - Los Angeles Press Conference

Excitement is building ahead of the WBC heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.

The unbeaten pair will take to the ring at the Staples Center, Los Angeles in the early hours of Sunday morning in a highly-anticipated bout.

What makes it so highly-anticipated is the fact that the fight is so hard to call.

Bookmakers currently have Wilder as the 8/11 favourite, while Fury is rated at 11/8.

In other words, Wilder has a slight edge but it’s extremely tough to predict.

Until they step into the ring, all we can do is speculate about what will happen.

That’s what many boxing legends past and present have been doing in the build-up to the fight.

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury - Los Angeles Press Conference

David Haye has now given his view - and he’s “leaning pretty heavily” towards one man.

"This is the most excited I have been about a fight since Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko in 2017 and I believe it's the most important one since that Wembley showdown," he told Betfair.

"But I am leaning pretty heavily towards Wilder, taking into account how the two of them have lived their lives over the past few years.

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury - Los Angeles Press Conference

"While Fury has been battling drug abuse and alcohol binges, Wilder has been living healthy, fine-tuning in the gym and generally keeping himself in peak condition.

"My bet would be Wilder by stoppage. Fury has never faced an athlete like him before, the American reminds me of an NBA player, in the way he can just keep going."

So that’s where Haye’s money is going…

Haye went on to reveal that he’s been told Wilder and Fury may well be having a rematch after their fight this weekend, rather than face Anthony Joshua.

"I've been told this is a two-match deal so a rematch will be next up, not a fight with Anthony Joshua. He'll most likely take on the winner of Dillian Whyte v Dereck Chisora," Haye added.

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