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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.

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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?…

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