Former champion David Haye has spoken out about Deontay Wilder’s call out to Anthony Joshua having defeated Chris Arreola on Saturday night in Alabama. Wilder also made it quite clear he would also wish to face WBA Super and WBO Tyson Fury. David Haye is convinced this is a fight Joshua should take and feels it will be an easy task for Joshua to defeat “Right now, I think it’d be a very safe fight for Joshua to opt to fight Wilder as soon as possible. Now he knows Wilder’s got one arm, and there’s no better time. If Joshua gets the opportunity to fight a Wilder, now knowing he’s got a damaged hand is a perfect time. The one threat that Wilder has is that right hand. It is his key punch. His left hook is good, and his jab is nice, but his right hand is his biggest weapon. I had it in my career. I broke my hand against Giacobbe Fragomeni and Nikolay Valuev and it takes four or five months before you can punch with any real confidence. Fighting the guys Wilder is talking about, he’s going to need 100 per cent confidence in throwing it because when you’re fighting the elite fighters, you may only get one chance to throw your knockout punch. People’s defences are excellent, and Wilder needs to focus on getting fully healthy and making sure his hand is as good as it can be.”
Wilder is now recovering following hand surgery and will await a full recovery before setting up his next opponent. Wilder has an impressive 37-0-KO36 record to boast about and will be looking far and wide for his next opponent. Haye also speculated that should the opportunity arise he would also be happy to face fellow Londoner Joshua, however, before that can happen Haye needs to defeat former world champion, Shannon Briggs.