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I think haye is the favourite but the way some are talking on here you'd think Fury has no chance. I think its partly underrating Fury, and partly overrating Haye.
Haye Imo has struggled against the big guys that he has fought in his career, obviously we saw him lose to WK but also against the terrible Nikolai Valuev we saw Haye's output drop massively. He also struggles to keep in punching position when ducking and diving to avoid punches from bigger men. If Fury can throw enough to keep Haye bouncing around avoiding shots then he can outwork him.
If Fury can stay disciplined (not easy bearing in mind how much hype there will be from the build up) he can box long and keep haye out of punching range for large portions of the fight. As the fight goes into late stages we could even see Fury stopping Haye Imo.
This is based on a lot of 'ifs' though. Haye does have one shot power and has operated at world level for a long time. Like a lot of people im not sold on Fury's chin either. All I'm sure of is this is not as easy a fight as some think it is to pick.