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David Haye backs Fury to come back even better from Wilder fight

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Two days on and Saturday night's highly anticipated fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury is still being heavily discussed throughout the boxing world.

The heavyweight clash was always bound to be filled with controversy, and it is safe to say it lived up to the massive hype.

Described as many as 'fight of the decade' Tyson Fury seemed to dominate early proceedings, but the tie was flipped on its side when Wilder knocked down Fury in the 9th round. 

Despite being able to recover and regather himself, in the last round, Fury was downed again by a brutal combination from the Bronze Bomber.

Many thought this was the end, Fury had been knocked out in the final round after such an impressive display. And yet remarkably, the Gypsy King was able to beat the count.

Fury managed to withstand Wilder's final round barrage, and the decision went to the judges.

Much to the shock of fans, pundits and ex-pros, it was scored a draw, allowing Wilder to escape with the WBC belt Fury had so desperately wanted to claim.

Talks of a rematch in 2019 took little time to emerge but with Anthony Joshua still a target for both men, it is not yet certain which direction they will head to next.

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury

Should we be treated to another episode of the Wilder-Fury rivalry, David Haye believes his old British rival can take even greater confidence knowing he can still get up after receiving Wilder's best shots. 

Haye said: “If this is how good Tyson can be having been through all the issues with depression, alcohol and drugs he has suffered, and after just two mediocre warm-up fights, how much better can he be if he stays on the right track?" he told the Evening Standard.

"If he stays in the gym and is focused and dedicated he can just get better and better. He took two of the best shots from the hardest-punching boxer on the planet and got up again.

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury

"He knows now that he can take Wilder’s biggest shots. It is a huge mental card to take into the rematch. It was the performance of Tyson’s life.”

Should Tyson Fury try to secure a rematch against Wilder or aim face to Joshua in 2019? Let us know below!

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Heavyweight
Deontay Wilder
Tyson Fury
David Haye
Boxing

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