Following Deontay Wilder’s knockout of Luis Ortiz, old footage of his sparring with David Haye made rounds on social media.
The retired British boxer once tapped the service of the current WBC heavyweight champion for a sparring way back 2013.
It was when Haye was preparing for a fight against domestic rival, Tyson Fury, which was later cancelled on a short notice.
In the video, ‘The Hayemaker’ ultimately brought Wilder to school as he shown his superior boxing fundamentals.
The former cruiserweight world champion easily countered Wilder’s powerful punches and nearly knocked him out.
From the clip, boxing fans once again pointed out the weakness on Wilder’s game – the lack of fundamentals.
Some also expressed their concerns he might suffer his first career loss when he fights ‘The Gypsy King’ in their much-awaited rematch on February 2020.
Watch the clip below:
🎥 Old Footage of David Haye schooling Deontay Wilder in sparring.
— All Of The Belts 🥊 (@AllOfTheBelts) November 21, 2019
Last Saturday, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ brought out the big gun on his rematch with Luis Ortiz at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Down in the scorecards after five rounds, Wilder turned to his trademark knockout power and finished the Cuban boxer in the seventh round with a massive right hand.
Just like his sparring with Haye, he was outboxed by his 40-year old challenger. It hardly matter, though, as he only needed that one punch to secure the win.
Wilder has defended his WBC heavyweight championship for the tenth straight time.
“Ortiz is one of the best in the world and that’s why I gave him this opportunity,” he said after the knockout win.
“You can see why no other heavyweight wants to fight Ortiz.”
“He’s very crafty in the ring and he moves strategically. I had to play around with him and measure him in certain places.”
Aside from his rematch with Fury, he is also eyeing a unification bout potentially against the eventual winner of Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz II.
“Next, of course, we have the rematch with Tyson Fury. The schedule is set to be done in February so we will see how that goes.”
“After that, I’m looking for a unification bout. I want one champion, one face and one name and he go by the name of Deontay Wilder.”
“They have to be perfect for 12 rounds, I only have to be perfect for two seconds”
“I hope he took notes and carried it back to his camp because I’m going to knock Fury out like I did the first time — point blank, period.”
“My style is here, what I bring to boxing is here and I ain’t going anywhere.”
📅 22nd February 2020
🍿 The rematch is on. pic.twitter.com/zrzLnUSA65
— SPORF (@Sporf) November 24, 2019
(Featured Image Source: Instagram/ Deontay Wilder and David Haye)