Former Heavyweight Champion of the World David Haye was vocal this weekend in his view that he believes now is the right time for Britain’s IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua to go after WBC title holder Deontay Wilder.
In many ways the reasons for Haye’s opinion were a little bizarre though, almost insinuating that Joshua’a handlers should go after Wilder now that he is injured and take advantage of him unfairly following Wilder sustaining injuries to his hand and arm.
Speaking on Sky Sports after the Wilder vs Arreola fight – Haye said:
“Right now, I think it would be a very safe fight for Anthony Joshua to fight Wilder as soon as possible, now that he knows Wilder has got one arm. There’s no better time.”
“If Joshua gets the opportunity to fight a Wilder, I think now, knowing he’s damaged his hand, is the perfect time. Because the one threat that Wilder has is that right hand. It really is his key punch. His left hook is good, his jab’s nice, but his right hand is his biggest weapon.”
Haye has sparred with Wilder in the past having had him over for a training camp when he was getting ready for the first of the two cancelled fights with Tyson Fury, so one would imagine he knows Wilder fairly well.
I can’t imagine Wilder being too pleased with these suggested tactics from Haye. Perhaps this could spark debate between the two for a showdown of their own when Wilder heals up.
(Image source and credit: Sky Sports)
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