Retired boxing veteran David Haye has given what he feels to be the reason why Deontay Wilder lost to Tyson Fury in a dismal performance from the Bronze Bomber in a one-sided fight where the Gypsy King utterly dominated and battered Deontay Wilder.
Fury before the fight said he will be coming out to attack Wilder and many fans didn’t believe Fury would defeat Wilder, a scenario that David Haye says played into Fury’s hands.
David Haye, a former Heavyweight champion during his own time, was sitting at ringside for BT Sport during the fight and he couldn’t believe what he witnessed, saying Tyson Fury exhibited ‘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.”
Haye also perfectly explained what led to Wilder’s loss.
“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].”
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