By Warren Muggleton, courtesy of The Daily Star
TYSON FURY’s awkward style of fighting could see him overcome WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder in the ring.
That’s according for former world champion David Haye.
Tyson Fury announced a deal was close with the American fighter yesterday.
The 29-year-old returned to boxing with a walk over of Sefer Seferi last month.
As the “Gypsy King” prepares to take on Francesco Pianeta at Windsor Park on August 18, he already has one eye on his next opponent.
And retired British heavyweight Haye told Jim White on talkSPORT it is more evenly matched than some suggest.
“The one thing we do know is that boxers, after having long breaks even in their prime, can come back but are never quite as good as they once were,” Haye said.
“I’m hoping that’s not the case for Tyson Fury. If he was a clean eater and wasn’t doing the other things, I could give him a shot.
“But because he may have been taking these things, he’s not looked after his body how he should have done.
“I believe that really lessens his chances in that top three.
“But on his day it would have been a toss-up between all of them [Fury, Wilder and IBF, IBO, WBO, WBA champion Anthony Joshua].
“I can see how Joshua would knock out Wilder and Fury but I could also see how Fury’s awkwardness could out-box Joshua.
“Fury’s boxing ability could mess up Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua.
“And I can also see Deontay sparking both of them, so I can make arguments why all three could beat the other two.”
And fans were quick to show their support for Fury.
Fury will be back in the ring on August 18 when he takes on Francesco Pianeta.