Former boxer David Haye warned British fighter Tyson Fury, not to overestimate himself ahead of his third fight against American boxer Deontay Wilder.
Haye believes Fury must recognize that his fight against Wilder is the most important of his career and that the Gypsy king may be underprepared.
On Saturday, Fury will face Wilder in a trilogy heavyweight fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
“Everyone has written off Wilder for this third fight,” Haye told talkSPORT.
“I haven’t spoken to anyone who believes he has a chance in this fight.” That is not how I see it.
“I’ve seen Fury not prepare as well as he did the second time.” There were widely circulated rumours that the fight would be postponed due to poor preparation. He arrived in Vegas in late September.
“A three-week training camp for a fight this big?” Perhaps there is some arrogance. He’s so confident after the second fight that he believes he can roll into this third fight and hit a home run.”
“Wilder appears to have a massive point to prove,” he added.
Fury wants to get in there and push him out of the way.
“It’s bad energy to have before a fight.” He must recognize that this is the most important battle of his life.
“Wilder wants to show the world that he is better than everyone thinks he is. He will train more intensely than he has ever trained before.