Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye “genuinely” feels like he could beat Tyson Fury in a boxing match.
Many years ago these two men had been scheduled to fight one another when Haye was at the top of the mountain and Fury was the one starting to rise up through the ranks. Alas, on both occasions that the bout was set to take place, Haye pulled out through injury.
The pair proceeded to go on very different trajectories with Fury being lauded as one of the best heavyweights of his generation and perhaps even of all time. On the flip side, Haye faded into the background after a long time away from the sport and wound up retiring after consecutive losses to Tony Bellew.
Could Haye give Fury problems?
Now, however, after calling Fury out in the wake of his exhibition win over Joe Fournier, “The Hayemaker” has decided to double down on the idea that he could get the job done against “The Gypsy King”.
🥊 DH: “I called out Tyson Fury. It’s the only fight that’s worth coming back for.”— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 5, 2021
🤔 AG: “You don’t honestly believe you’d have any chance of beating him, do you?”
🤩 DH: “I genuinely do…”
David Haye explains why he’s so confident that he could beat @Tyson_Fury pic.twitter.com/rm0P290UAm
“It’s the only fight that’s big enough in my mind, the potential accolades and the potential highs from winning that, are worth coming back for.”
After Andy Goldstein questioned whether or not he legitimately thinks he could beat Fury, Haye responded confidently.
“I genuinely do [believe I could win]. That’s why I would have so much confidence. Everybody, even his dad was calling me out, that’s how much they don’t believe in me.”
The priority for Tyson Fury, of course, is to focus on getting past Deontay Wilder in their highly anticipated trilogy showdown this weekend.
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