DAVID HAYE and Tyson Fury could meet later this year in a British heavyweight superfight. Boxing News believe that negotiations have been ongoing for at least two weeks but an official announcement is not expected in the next few days. If finalised, September or October would seem the likeliest date with a football stadium in Manchester or London playing host.
Haye recently pulled out of a June date with Manuel Charr citing a hand injury, while plans to match Fury in an IBF eliminator with Kubrat Pulev were also shelved when the Briton pulled out of purse bids. Considering how loudly Fury and his promoter Mick Hennessy had been calling out IBF boss Wladimir Klitschko, such a retraction would be puzzling if another – more lucrative – route was not being planned.
With Haye also looking to challenge Wladimir – who soundly outscored him in 2011 – or his brother Vitali, this all-British matchup would put the winner in prime position to tempt a Klitschko into battle.
Haye, a former two-weight world champion, had always insisted that Fury was not on his radar, but Tyson’s steady rise through the ranks, along with his increasing fame, appear to have changed opinion.
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