Tyson Fury’s Dad Offers Massive Wager to Former Heavyweight Champ David Haye Over Fury - Wilder Rematch5 months ago
John Fury, Tyson Fury’s dad, has offered a £100,000 wager to David Haye that his son will emerge victorious in the Tyson Fury - Deontay Wilder rematch.
The pair fought to a controversial draw just over a year ago in a fight that nearly all onlookers thought Fury won. Wilder is thought by many to be the hardest punching fighter in boxing history, and put Fury on his back twice during the bout.
Those two rounds were seen by experts as the only real success Wilder had, yet when the scorecards were announced even Wilder looked surprised to have scraped a draw.
Whatever anybody’s opinion on the matter is, now we are going to see two of the best heavyweights in the world square up once more. The unbeaten prizefighters will be battling to win a shot at Anthony Joshua who holds all of the remaining major world titles.
Not a Gambler
When David Haye and John Fury were invited onto a BT Sport magazine show to preview the upcoming bout, we expected some fireworks. What we didn’t expect was people offering bets to the value of a house.
John Fury, as is often the case, got emotional when pundits failed to show belief in his son. Haye expressed his opinion that Wilder is competent enough to make the necessary adjustments in contrast to Fury’s opinion that he can’t.
Haye maintains that Wilder showed a lack of self-belief in the first fight and won’t make that mistake again, especially now that he knows he can floor Fury.
Fury, on the other hand explained how his son’s physical conditioning was miles from that expected of a professional fighter. “Soft as tissue paper”, he described his midsection.
Haye refused to get drawn into any kind of betting, saying it’s not his thing. This is surprising as he is known to be working hard to make a second career as a poker player. Signed up by Grosvenor Casinos in 2018, Haye was trained up before entering the 2019 Goliath and made it to Day 2.
For those who are fond of the occasional sports bet, Tyson Fury is once again the bookies favourite, but Deontay Wilder is hovering around the evens mark, making this as close as it can be. This really is a fight not to miss.
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