Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Bondy365, Oct 11, 2021.
Had the fight happened, how would it have gone?
Fury by decision at that time. Would’ve been similar to the Wlad fight I suspect…Haye elusive but bullied and happy to survive.
Tough to say. Fury wasn't the fighter in 2013 that he is now. He was just coming off the Cunningham fight, and at the time, stylistically, he was a mix between the back foot fighter he was against Wlad and Wilder 1 and the front foot fighter he has been in the last two Wilder fights.
Looking at his fights back then, his back foot fighting wasn't as good as it was when he fought Wlad/Wilder 1. There was less head movement and feints, and he was more hittable.
His front foot fighting wasn't great, either. He was clumsy and left himself more open than he does now, which Cunningham made him pay for.
It would be interesting to see what tactics Fury implemented if the proposed fight cane off.
I know Haye gets a lot of stick, but in his prime the guy was very hard to hit, very quick, and he hit hard. He could also fight at range and up close. Fury at his peak would beat a peak Haye, but in 2013 he had a lot of weaknesses. Some people like to claim that they always knew Fury would become the fighter he is, but in reality, at the time, not many people were calling Fury a future great due to him being clumsy, caught between styles, lacking pop, and there being some evidence that he potentially could be a bit chinny.
Fury wasn’t yet in that boxing mould. He was still mostly brawling and engaging.
Haye was intimidated by Fury and still is. He mistakenly viewed himself as a great talker and man of charisma until that point when he suddenly enjoyed a rude awakening.
Yep Haye plain SHAT his britches against Fury. Outrageous duck. Fury would have mauled him to a stoppage.
Pre retirement on present Fury? Two different outcomes in my opinion.
You could see his old Toe Injury flaring up with every passing second of that Ringside Show.
Not always...e.g. versus Chisora.
I'm imagining a scenario where Peter comes up with a gameplan that respects Haye's right hand, keeps him on the outside with the jab and anytime he gets close he spoils. Haye feels the strength of the bigger man and is content to use his movement and reflexes to avoid being knocked out...
I don't think Fury would be as careless against Haye as he was against Cunningham, given Haye was a much bigger puncher...
Fury would have outpointed him, quite easy.
Yes mate, Haye realised he was out of his depth when Fury put it on him face to face. Fury has gone on record since that he learned from that and has gone easy on some opponents in the buildup as a result.
Fury would have battered him
One of them things we,ll never know unfortunately. I remember thinking at the time it was a pretty straight forward win for haye. Rated fury but just not near the level hes turned out to be. He also made more mistakes back then...and haye liked to work off mistakes.
In hindsight tho...i think that could have been furys coming out party the one he ended up having by beating klitchko.
Dont really buy into the talk of haye being scared or that...he was plagued with injuries....i genuinely dont think he rated fury at all. Although think he might well of became the first big victim to underestimate fury...tbf tho it could well have been one or two years too early for him. He was good but so was haye. Just got controlled by a master of distance with klitchko and him and booth got too carried away with tactics up at heavyweight.
At the time tho it would have been a big surprise if fury had won...but tbf beating klitchko was also a shock. I think it,ll go down as fury would have won because of what he went on to achieve but i m not 100 percent sure he would have.
Haye was mentally beaten, but it would have been a very interesting fight.
I still like to watch the press conferences in the build up when I need cheering up. Fury is genuinely laughing at him and Haye does not have one ounce of comeback.
All you need to know was that it was Haye that pulled out twice then retired.....
I don't think Haye was afraid of Fury, he suffered a career ending shoulder injury (that he foolishly came back from along with other injuries)...I do think he would have lost had he not suffered the injury though.