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Boxing News of Sunday, 23 February 2020


David Haye explains what really happened in Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fight

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury

Boxing icon, David Haye has revealed why he feels Tyson Fury was able to defeat Deontay Wilder to the WBC heavyweight title.

Both boxers had their first fight in December 2018 which ended in a split draw. The rematch saw Wilder suffer the first loss in his career so far.

Fury showed class as he dominated Wilder in Las Vegas and knocked him down twice before the towel was thrown in from Wilder's camp in the seventh round.

Expressing how he feels about the fight, David Haye described Fury's performance as that of 'greatness'.

“I don’t know what it looked like to everyone at home, but watching it here, I witnessed greatness. That’s what that was.”

Concerning Wilder, he stated that he got to discover somethi g he never k ew existed in boxing.

“That kind of pressure is hard to negate,” Haye began to explain.

“He’s coming out, he’s coming back in and look at Wilder; his legs are straight and that’s what happens when you don’t have quads to hold your weight a little lower, to ride the shots. But he’s never needed to do it because he punches so hard.

“His biggest downfall is his biggest weapon. His power has allowed him to go through boxing up until this level with no problems. He didn’t know that existed. He didn’t know that pain he felt there existed in boxing, and now he knows.

“Fury was so calculated in every department and as you can see, I’m pretty impressed [laughs].”