Entering Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury III, David Haye believed the Bronze Bomber would have what it takes to put the Gypsy King on the sidelines now that he was 100% healthy.
Haye said he heard Wilder had a major shoulder problem that affected his right hand for the second fight, when he was heavily beaten by Fury.
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Wilder joined Haye’s camp before his called off fight with Tyson Fury.
Prior to this fight, Wilder gained weight and had 18 months to question himself. The changes saw him drop Fury twice and come as close as possible to victory in the fourth round.
Fury would end up with an impressive win with an eleventh-round stoppage and Haye, who called Fury last month, had to admit he was wrong.
“I was definitely wrong because I thought Deontay Wilder now that he came in with both guns now that he had his right hand back, that would be enough to take out Fury if the opportunity presented itself, which I knew at one point. David Haye told iFL TV.
“It almost happened. He knocked Fury down heavily on several occasions in the fourth round, but to Tyson Fury’s credit he was able to shake him up and get up and put him straight back on Wilder.
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“Not only was it a great performance from Fury, but he also took Wilder’s best bigger punches. I consider him the biggest punch as a heavyweight ever with his right hand, and he took it clean in the forehead.
“It shook him to his boots. That same shot [from Wilder] has knocked out 41 people in the past.
“Fury showed his chin is as good as everyone thought before this fight.
“It was a great performance. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. It was a fight where both fighters showed up and did their best, and we got a very, very clear conclusive winner. Fury, that performance for me, showed he was number one.
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However, Haye wanted to give Wilder credit for having lasted as long as he did. Wilder fired Mark Breland for throwing in the towel in his second fight with Fury and there was no way Malik Scott would be allowed to do so.
True to his word, Wilder came out on his shield.
“I know a lot of people wrote off Wilder [after the second fight], but he showed a huge heart to stay there, ”added Haye.
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“True to his word, he didn’t want this corner to throw in the towel to save him for this day, which was a good thing.
“From everyone’s perspective it seemed like the right thing, and this time around I’m sure Malik Scott was given strict instructions that no matter what happened to him in this fight, no matter how many times. blows he was taking, don’t even pick up that towel to throw it away.
“’I’d rather die in the ring,’ he said, and he’s proven it. He [Deontay] finished on the battlefield with no more bullets in his weapon. He couldn’t have done anything more. Thanks to him, ”said Haye.