Highly-ranked heavyweight Tyson Fury has told WBN that former world title holder David Haye has to wait his turn after reports surfaced that the ‘Hayemaker’ wants to gain mandatory status with the WBC in order to fight Vitali Klitschko.
The 24 year-old is currently sitting at number four in the World Boxing Council standings, with Haye at five and Fury expects to face the winner of the battle between number one Chris Arreola and number two Berman Stiverne in the summer.
Even though that hinges on Fury coming the through Steve Cunningham on April 20, the undefeated bruiser is incensed that Haye, 32, may be attempting to jump the pecking order to face long time target and current belt holder Vitali.
“Haye should know that there is a big queue,” Fury stated to World Boxing News.
“I have no respect for him or what is trying to do. He is just a pussyfoot pr**k and I know if we fought I’d walk right through him. Haye’s ass would get knocked out!”
Haye, who held the WBA title after beating 7ft giant Nikolai Valuev, has signalled his intention in the past to only fight a Klitschko brother, but did prove last year against Dereck Chisora that he can be swayed to other fights for the right reasons.
The Bermondsey fighter will have to do this in order to put himself in a position to be unavoidable for Vitali and whether that includes a fight against Fury won’t be known until Haye makes his career intentions much clearer.
There is no doubt that a clash between the two Britons has the potential to be bigger than his bust-up with Chisora at Upton Park last July and would have the boxing public salivating at the prospect of another massive UK bout.
If a non-Klitschko fight is on the cards for Haye, the one-time cruiserweight king has few options open to him, with Fury, Stiverne, Arreola and number three Johnathon Banks all tied up with scheduled bouts in the spring.
It’s now a case of playing the waiting game and possibly challenging the winner of Fury v Cunningham, Arreola v Stiverne or Banks v Mitchell II, with Haye’s chances of facing Vitali diminishing by the day.