David Haye has weighed in a potential all British clash between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua – and said he believes AJ’s physical attributes give him more of a chance than people think.
Speaking to The Sun, Haye stopped short of picking Joshua to defeat WBC world champion Fury, although stated he believed the Watford man had the best chance of anyone in the heavyweight division of dethroning ‘The Gypsy King.’
“If anyone has the physical tools to beat Fury, the No 1 monster in the heavyweight division, then it is AJ.
Many years ago, Fury and Joshua sparred and AJ got the better of him.
If AJ can be strong, fast and aggressive against Fury then he has a chance of surprising everyone.
The world will have him as the underdog but for the first time ever the pressure will be totally off him and all on Fury.”
‘The Hayemaker’ has not been as big a believer as many in Tyson Fury over recent years, picking against him in all three fights with Deontay Wilder as well as his showdown with Dillian Whyte at Wembley earlier this year.
Fury and Haye were actually scheduled to share a ring once upon a time, however their proposed 2013 bout was cancelled due to Haye – a strong bookmakers’ favourite at the time – suffering an injury.
As to the prospect of a generational fight between Fury and Joshua, there is a sense that talks between both camps are progressing well. Fury’s promoter Frank Warren confirmed last week he had sent a provisional contract to AJ’s team, who had agreed to the December 3rd date put forward by Fury, as well as a 60/40 split in favour of the champion.