Tyson Fury vs David Haye is regarded as one of the great all British heavyweight dust ups that got away.
The pair were due to lock horns all the way back in 2013, however the fight was cancelled after Haye sustained an injury in the build up.
Although there were initially plans to reschedule, Haye and Fury never met in the ring, as ‘The Gypsy King’ would go on to conquer the blue ribbon division off his own back.
Though the consensus amongst a majority of boxing fans is that Fury would have gotten the better of Haye, Carl Froch isn’t quite so sure.
Speaking on his YouTube channel Froch on Fighting, ‘The Cobra’ explained why the timing may have been just right for Haye to get the better of Fury, had the fight happened.
“David Haye, back in them days, was a dangerous machine. He could punch, he had fast explosive power.”
“I think an explosive David Haye in his prime, fighting Tyson Fury at that time, he would have had a chance of beating Fury. It would have been a great fight.”
“At that time, David Haye could have beat Fury. I don’t think he would come anywhere close to Fury once he found his feet. After he beat Klitschko then had the Deontay Wilder trilogy, I don’t think ‘The Haymaker’ would have had a chance.”
“But at the time, Haye vs Fury was a pick ’em – and I’m picking David Haye.”
Haye was actually a strong betting favourite at the time, which may come as a shock to younger boxing fans, given what Fury has gone on to achieve.
Few back then would have envisaged Fury going on to become arguably the biggest star in the sport and headlining cards in Saudi Arabia – which will play host to his bout against Francis Ngannou on October 28th.