Former two-weight world champion, David Haye, spoke of the “bloody exciting” prospect of a fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Deontay Wilder.
The Ukrainian champion recently got everyone talking when he said, if an undisputed fight with Tyson Fury doesn’t happen soon, he’ll want to take on Wilder. As the fights go, it will be one of the most exciting in the division – the two-pole opposition of supreme boxing skill and the perils of devastating punch power.
Haye shares similarities with both men. Like Usyk, he won both cruiser and heavyweight. In the other corner, he has the ability to take down people just like Deontay Wilder.
“Really hard. He is [Usyk] would need to be more aggressive with Wilder than with Anthony Joshua – because Anthony Joshua didn’t bring them in, he was trying to have a boxing match.
Wilder won’t try to hold a boxing match, he’ll just try and give up – but, you look at [Luis] Ortiz, Ortiz was able to knock him out of that nampaw position… for most of the match before a pellet exploded out of his head and looked like it left him in a coma. “
For a prediction, and while he made Usyk a light favorite, Haye pointed out what most do when it comes to Wilder – his incredible strength. In the end, he couldn’t choose between them.
“It’s hard to bet against Usyk, but if there’s anyone with the power of one punch to wreak havoc on anyone, it’s Wilder. I still believe he is the hardest heavyweight boxer on the planet right now and one of the hardest fights ever.
“So it was just a great fight. I don’t know how it will turn out but it will be interesting. “
‘Haymaker’s words will come true to many fans, and it’s certainly a good consolation if we can’t see Fury facing Usyk which is no doubt.
The Ukrainians seem ready to go early next year, but the ‘Bronze Bomber’ is already in business in the shape of Robert Helenius to take care of first.