Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Haye Explains Why Wilder Will Not Step Aside From Fury Trilogy

Former two division world champion David Haye does not view Deontay Wilder as the kind of fighter who would accept an enormous sum of money to step away from a trilogy fight with WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. (photo by Ryan Hafey)

Back in February, Wilder suffered his first career defeat when he was dropped twice and stopped in the seventh round by Fury, who walked away with the WBC world title.

Wilder exercised an immediate rematch clause, to force a third meeting between the two.

deontay-wilder-hafey (4)_3

The third bout was targeted for a date of July 18, but it was pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic - with a likely date in early October.

Eddie Hearn, promoter for unified champion Anthony Joshua, is hoping there is a possibility where Wilder accepts a step-aside deal - for Fury and Joshua to collide in a full division unification by the end of 2020.

When Haye was a top contender in the heavyweight division, he used Wilder as a sparring partner.

Based on what he knows about Wilder, Haye would not expect him to entertain a step-aside deal. 

"I don't think Wilder is the type of guy to step aside," Haye told Sky Sports News.

"He believes he under-performed, he believes he's got more to give and I like that. I like the fact that he wants to do it again. It shows me what I believed. I believe he's got a big heart. I believe he's a proud, proud man. He always wants to give the best himself. He doesn't feel he did it in his last fight, understandably.

"He probably watched it back and thought 'what the hell was I doing?' But he's got the opportunity to right the wrong. I love fighters that are willing to jump straight back in there and eradicate any doubts about them.

"The same way Anthony Joshua could have had an easier fight, could have had a couple of easy fights before the Andy Ruiz Jr rematch. No, he wanted that fight. He really, desperately wanted it, because he knew in his heart, he under-performed, and he proved it.

"I get where both fighter's heads were at, at the time after their losses. I'm sure if Tyson Fury would have lost that fight against Deontay Wilder, he'd be wanting to come back and right the wrong."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by VatoMulatto on 04-13-2020

[QUOTE=KnickTillDeaTh;20511804]Word for word, just like the majority of the people on these forums. You have proven my point better than I ever could have.[/QUOTE] Everything I said is true. You don't have to visit these forums to co-sign every word…

Comment by KnickTillDeaTh on 04-12-2020

[QUOTE=VatoMulatto;20510070]It was the Same ol' Wilder. He was just even more short of ideas as Fury's aggressive tactics took him by surprise. Fury is not a huge puncher so he'll obviously not take your head off the moment he lands.…

Comment by BobLoblaw on 04-12-2020

[QUOTE=skinny kenny;20510133]you are honestly telling me someone is going to pay wilder more than 30 million dollars to step aside GTFOH[/QUOTE] Read through the comments between me and that guy on this post. If that doesn't work, google sarcasm.

Comment by skinny kenny on 04-11-2020

[QUOTE=BobLoblaw;20509484]He's getting more money to step aside than a fight purse? Sounds like a good deal.[/QUOTE] you are honestly telling me someone is going to pay wilder more than 30 million dollars to step aside GTFOH

Comment by skinny kenny on 04-11-2020

[QUOTE=factsarenice;20508811]Hearn is offering Wilder a bigger pay day but you are right, that's idiotic.[/QUOTE] what is hearn offering wilder a bigger payday for? he is going to give wilder more than 35 million to step aside or to fight dillian?…

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (44)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Jarrell Miller Issued 24-Month Suspension By Nevada Commission For Drug Testing Violation Billy Joe Saunders, Martin Murray - Face-Off at Final Presser BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - December 2 Murray: If I Fought People Saunders Fought - I'd Have a World Title Frank Warren Fires Off at Eddie Hearn Over Dubois Comments Joshua-Pulev Heavyweight Title Fight To Take Place With Fans In Attendance Danny Garcia Wants To Help Boxers Manage Finances After Career Spence: A Tune-Up Fight Wasn’t Gonna Answer Questions That Need To Be Answered Julio Cesar Martinez vs. Francisco Rodriguez Set For Canelo-Callum Smith Bill Brian Ceballo Eager To Face Bigger Names in 2021 AIBA Has More To Prove To Show Capability of Running Olympic Boxing Again Mike Tyson Smoked Weed Before & After Roy Jones Fight, All Throughout Training Camp Anthony Joshua: The Longer I Wait For Fury, The Better Prepared I'll Be James Tennyson Focused, Not Taking Josh O'Reilly Lightly Director Drath Strikes Documentary Gold With "Macho Camacho" Tale Joshua: Fury Never Drew Large Stadium Crowds - He Needs Me To Do So! Povetkin's Promoter: Decision Soon on Whether or Not Whyte Rematch Lands in January Emmanuel Rodriguez Believes Age Will Be Factor in Nonito Donaire Fight Anthony Joshua Defends Daniel Dubois, Hits Back at 'Quitter' Attacks Beibut Shumenov vs. Ryad Merhy is Ordered By WBA Amanda Serrano Set For December 17 Ring Return In Hollywood Billy Joe Saunders Putting in Work For Martin Murray Clash Sebastian Fundora: I Hope Jorge Cota Brings His A-Game Euro News: Johnson-Mikhalkin, De Carolis-Bauer, Schwarz Facing 10 Years Holyfield To Mike Tyson: No More Excuses, Sign The Contract - I'm Ready Keith Thurman: In 2021, I Want The Spence-Garcia Winner! Daniel Dubois Will Be Out For Five Months Due To Eye Injury Saunders is Hoping Murray Provides Rounds, Wants Big Fights in 2021 Big Wins Shakes Things Up: BoxingScene Competition Index November Update Julian Williams Now Training With SugarHill, Looks To Return Soon Claressa Shields Confirms PFL Deal: I Want Titles in Boxing & MMA at The Same Time Vergil Ortiz On Canelo Leaving: Now Golden Boy Has More Time To Think About Us Eduardo Ramirez To Face Miguel Flores on Spence-Garcia PPV Card Dulorme Fails Second COVID-19 Test; Ennis Might Fight Van Heerden 12/19 Ricards Bolotniks Aims To Power Past Serge Michel in Golden Contract Final Tyson Fury: Easiest Opponent For Me is Joshua, Tailor-Made For Me Eubank Jr: Saunders Will Fight Lower-Tier Guys Until He Cashes Out Against Me! Olympic Qualifiers To Restart in April at Copper Box in London Moloney Opens Up On Nevada Replay Controversy, Trilogy With Franco Charr-Bryan: WBA Orders Don King To Deliver Contracts For Heavyweight Bout
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement