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Haye: Wilder's Power is Real, Stiverne is Easy For Him

By Luis Sandoval

Former WBA Heavyweight champion David Haye may not be able to fight at the moment due to rehabbing his injured shoulder which forced him to withdrawal from a fight with Tyson Fury last year but he was ringside to witness the heavyweight clash between Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola this past Saturday night.

Haye assured he was not there to scout an opponent and was there to support BJ Flores who fought on the undercard of the main event. After Stiverne knocked Arreola out in the 6th round, BoxingScene immediately spoke with Haye to get his thoughts regarding a possible showdown between Stiverne and the mandatory challenger Deontay Wilder.

“I think Wilder has the big physical advantages. I think his jab is the key to the fight. You saw Stiverne getting out jabbed by Arreola. You saw him getting out maneuvered and out boxed. Arreola isn’t known to be a great boxer, he’s a bit of a brawler so [Stiverne] was getting out jabbed and out maneuvered by Arreola. Someone as tall and athletic as Deontay Wilder I believe would pretty much have an easy night” Haye would tell BoxingScene.

Haye is very familiar with Wilder as he’s used him for sparring in previous camps. Wilder boasts a record of 31-0 with 31 knockouts and while there are still questions about the legitimacy of Wilder, Haye confirms his power and skill is for real.

“[It’s] very real. No one has 31 knockouts in a row whose power is manufactured. Even if you did hand pick all his opponents, why aren’t there other guys with that same record? There’s a reason, he’s the goods and he can punch very, very hard. I’ve sparred with him and he’s hit me on the chin before and he can punch. He really can punch and he’s only hit me with 16oz gloves on so when they put 10oz gloves on and no head guard, he’s doing damage. So I actually fancy him to beat Stiverne if they ever do fight. But Wilder is definitely genuine and I wish him nothing but luck” stated Haye.

Haye’s career is still in limbo at the moment due to his recovering shoulder injury which may or may not heal properly in order for him to continue his boxing career. For the moment, he’s enjoying his time off and attending boxing events in the US as he was also at the Mayweather-Maidana fight last week in Las Vegas, NV.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by micky1971 on 05-14-2014

[QUOTE=Jack Napier;14546587]Stiverne will kick Wilder's ass Wilder can hit but his resume sucks balls prefer Wlad getting the 1st shot at Stiverne but Wilder-Stiverne sounds just fine, got Stiverne there by wide UD[/QUOTE]ok, the word we are looking for is…

Comment by micky1971 on 05-14-2014

deontay wilder is the name now, why isnt 8itchko calling him out? the 8itchko should face him, if he doesnt then the last 10 years as king of nothing will be a public humiliation and farce. however, 8itchko will only…

Comment by moonshineman on 05-13-2014

Seeing is believing.

Comment by DonSimon87 on 05-13-2014

[QUOTE=One more round;14547314]lmfao, please dont tell me you think Deontay hit him as hard as he could ?[/QUOTE] The last uppercut he went for and just missed would have put Charlie into a coma no doubt. That was thrown with…

Comment by LacedUp on 05-13-2014

[QUOTE=New England;14545725]he's been on a tour of duty for the last couple of years for sparring. he's been in camp with lots of guys. this looks like a "white collar" gym, and is probably only some place where he goes…

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