David Haye Doesn’t Think Tyson Fury’s Strategy For Deontay Wilder Works Against Anthony Joshua
Former heavyweight and cruiserweight champion David Haye doesn’t believe Tyson Fury can approach Anthony Joshua the same way he did with Deontay Wilder.
Back in February 2020, Fury and Wilder had a rematch for the WBC Heavyweight Championship. Their first encounter back in December 2018 ended in a draw. Fury knocked Wilder down twice in the rematch before scoring the TKO finish in the seventh round. In addition to capturing the WBC gold, Fury also scooped up The Ring Title.
Fury and Joshua, who holds the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Titles, have signed on the dotted line for two fights. While Fury says the first fight is still a long way out, at the very least pen has been put to paper.
Haye spoke to Sky Sports and shared his belief that Fury can’t fight Joshua the way that he did against Wilder.
“If Tyson Fury attacks Anthony Joshua in the same manner, in which he did in Vegas against Deontay Wilder, I don’t believe it works in his favor.
“I believe he’ll be too open, too wide, and someone as fast, athletic, and as skillful as Anthony Joshua will be able to punch right through the middle and take him out, and take him out early. I know it’s a controversial prediction.”
Joshua is coming off a dominant title defense against Kubrat Pulev. Joshua scored the knockout victory in the ninth round. It was his first outing since defeating Andy Ruiz via unanimous decision in their rematch back in December 2019.