Former cruiserweight and heavyweight champion David Haye has given his take on the upcoming Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou fight.
The heavyweight kings collide on October 28th in Saudi Arabia in a huge crossover event.
Tyson Fury is a massive favourite to defeat the former UFC heavyweight champion and given it will be Ngannou’s first professional boxing contest that doesn’t really come as a surprise.
Speaking to SecondsOut Haye gave his verdict on the fight:
“It’s heavyweight boxing, he’s never done any boxing, so it doesn’t really apply to Ngannou. At least Conor McGregor had some form of amateur pedigree. So that’s why he was able to maintain a few rounds. It looked like a legitimate match, maybe because Floyd allowed it to be.
Is he going to go out there and just dispatch him? Or is he going to tie him up, make him tired, hit him with some body shots and put on a show? I think Fury is good enough to make it entertaining, or he could go out there like he did with Deontay Wilder the second time and just smoke him. I’d like him to drag it out six or seven rounds, bust him up and show why there is a difference between professional boxers and MMA fighters.”
Haye did warn Fury that if Ngannou decided to break the rules then, well, he would be in trouble.
“Who could stop him? If he puts a rear naked choke hold on Tyson, who can stop him?
He could probably kill him. Who could physically get him off? You’d have to shoot him if he chooses to do that, that’s how powerful he is.”