• David Haye v Dereck Chisora

Tyson: Chisora will take Haye the distance

ESPN staff
July 1, 2012

Former British heavyweight champion Tyson Fury forecasts a "comfortable" points win for David Haye over Dereck Chisora - providing Haye does not get drawn into a slugfest.

Chisora's cruder style of boxing, involving marching an opponent down from the outset, has the potential to trouble Haye, who in recent outings has shown a preference for a more leisurely pace in the ring.

However, Haye possesses greater technical gifts than Chisora, who Fury beat last year, and that is expected to make the difference at Upton Park on July 14.

"I see Haye winning on points," Fury told the Sun. "Chisora has a decent chance but it depends if Haye comes for a fight or not. That is not the strategy he needs to take into the ring. As long as Haye comes to box and not go toe to toe, he will beat Chisora comfortably.

"Chisora has to hit you with five, six, seven shots in a row before he hurts you, before the ref is forced to jump in and stop the fight. Chisora is good when fighting at close range and I expect it to be another cagey fight like the one against Klitschko."

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