Former heavyweight champion David Haye believes this Saturday’s Wembley showdown between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte will be a “slugfest”.
‘The Gypsy King’ will defend his WBC title against ‘The Body Snatcher’ in front of over 90,000 people at England’s national football stadium.
It will be the second championship defence for Fury having taken the title in brilliant fashion from Deontay Wilder in 2020 before beating the American once again in a real barnburner six months ago.
Haye was in London recently to promote the fight for BT Sport Box Office and Boxing Social’s Ryan Elliott asked him if he thought Fury’s recent aggressive fighting style would suit Whyte.
“Yes. I think Tyson Fury’s new style or style he’s implemented in his last two fights has appeared to be very fan friendly. He hasn’t come close to losing but he was decked pretty heavy, but the fans absolutely loved it. I was ringside for both fights and what he brought was magic. The intent was there to get the knockout and was there from the start. The style he’s been doing for the last two fights I like it.
“In terms of how well that will do against Dillian Whyte I think he needs someone aggressive to get the best out of him. And I understand that Tyson is going to oblige him in a stand-up toe to toe slugfest. The fans in Wembley Stadium are going to get an absolute treat.
“I know Dillian Whyte’s not going to run around and try and out jab him. He knows if it goes the distance the chances of taking the WBC title off the champion is slim by trying to out box him. You’ve got to get your teeth stuck in and that’s what I think will happen. I think it’s going to be a slugfest from the first bell.”