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By Mike Parrott
Deontay Wilder was once used as a sparring partner for David Haye, and it didn't end well for the current WBC heavyweight champion.
With Wilder claiming another Knockout win, again against Luis Ortiz this Month in the seventh round, Wilder is set to face the 'Gypsy King', Tyson Fury in February 2020.
However, Wilder has been part of preparations for a fight in the past with Fury, that time though was helping out David Haye, when Haye had planned to fight Fury in 2013 before it was ultimately cancelled at short notice.
With Wilder being brought in by Haye to be a sparring partner, specifically for his height similarity to Fury, a few clips between the Bronze Bomber and the Hayemaker were filmed and have made their round on Twitter.
:movie_camera: Old Footage of David Haye schooling Deontay Wilder in sparring.
- All Of The Belts (@AllOfTheBelts) November 21, 2019
With only 30 seconds of the clip we can't work out a true winner or anything along those lines.
However, it is clearly shown that Haye was the superior at the time, countering every exaggerated punch from Wilder and dancing around the American smoothly.
The clip again reinforces Wilder's biggest weakness and criticism that he isn't a true boxer and is just a 'knockout-specialist', with Haye completely out-boxing him in the 30-second clip.
Wilder was close to being knocked out by the Hayemaker, with Haye rattling the tall American with Wilder clumsily losing his bearings before regaining himself.
There's only one man who gets up from Deontay Wilder's power, sticks his tongue out, showboats and wins the rest of the round :sunglasses: @Tyson_Fury :crown: pic.twitter.com/GqxmPaq3Hu
- Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) November 24, 2019
With Wilder being again out-boxed by Ortiz in their past fight, more and more evidence shows that Wilder could see himself losing his unbeaten record when he fight a fitter Tyson Fury in February.
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