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Haye vs Fury: Deontay Wilder considering role as sparring partner for David Haye

American knockout artist is considering heading to England to help prepare Haye for Tyson Fury on September 28.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

According to a report at, Deontay Wilder is mulling an offer to go to the United Kingdom and help David Haye prepare for his September 28 fight against Tyson Fury. This past Friday, Wilder improved to 29-0 with his 29th knockout, flattening former titleholder Siarhei Liakhovich in just 1:43 on ShoBox.

The 27-year-old Wilder says that he hasn't made a decision yet, and may instead stick around for a ringside seat to see Seth Mitchell face Chris Arreola on September 6. There is a good chance that Wilder will face the winner of that fight.

"I had heard from my longtime trainer and co-manager, Jay Deas, and he had communicated that Haye wanted to work with me before traveling to the Liakhovich fight. ... We're considering that. I wouldn't mind going to England to help David out against Tyson Fury. We're looking at a lot of things, because I've got a lot of other things going on, too. So we'll see what happens. ... I haven't decided where I'll be yet. As far as having the winner of that fight, that would be great. That would be great for boxing, that would be great for the fans, and I'm ready for whoever."

Haye (26-2, 24 KO) will obviously be looking to find capable, tall sparring partners to battle the 6'9" Fury, and the 6'7" Wilder definitely fits the bill. On the other side, Fury has brought in Steve Cunningham and is hoping to add Eddie Chambers to camp, as he looks to find guys who can hopefully replicate Haye's speed.

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