David Haye says Tyson Fury is no match for Wladimir Klitschko
Last Updated: 29/06/15 10:04am
David Haye says Tyson Fury is in for a beating if he ever gets in a ring with Wladimir Klitschko.
Haye has expressed doubts the fight will ever happen despite Fury being the mandatory challenger for the Ukrainian’s WBO heavyweight title.
Undefeated Fury is still waiting for the world champion to give him a date and venue for their showdown which Haye believes Klitschko will win if it happens.
“Fury’s not good enough to beat Klitschko,” said Haye, who came up short against the heavyweight kingpin when he fought him in 2011.
Haye continued in The Sun: “He’s never fought anyone that size, or who can really punch back.
“It’s heavyweight boxing and you never know, but I’d bet a lot of money that the fight doesn’t actually happen. I can’t see him getting in the ring with Klitschko.
“It’s one thing talking about fighting him and another actually physically getting in there. If I see him get in the ring to face Klitschko, I’ll be very, very surprised.
“He’ll get another option and fight someone else. That’s what my gut says.”
Haye last fought three years ago but the former two-weight world champion is still keeping himself busy in the gym and plans a comeback.
However, the Londoner, who twice pulled out of scheduled clashes with Fury due to injuries, will not step in to face his domestic rival should the Klitschko clash not happen.
“He’s not on my radar at all,” added Haye. “I’ve picked up two injuries preparing to fight him and I think he’s just a bad luck charm.”
However, the 34-year-old did express a desire to tackle former sparring partner and current WBC champion Deontay Wilder.
The American is undefeated in 34 contests and stopped all but one of his opponents.
“Wilder hit me a few times on the chin in sparring and can punch. He has got a big dig, but so have I.”