Recent speculation on David Haye’s opponent for a summer return to the ring had almost certainly ruled out Tyson Fury as an opponent, but there is now an indication from Mick Hennessy that the ‘Hayemaker’ could fight his star charge if the date’s add up.
Haye, 32, is pushing for a WBC heavyweight title shot in the near future and with Fury ranked immediately above him in the rankings, the huge British clash would make the most sense in order to push him higher up the list.
With Fury battling American Steve Cunningham in New York on April 20, that had initially ruled out the former British champion for Haye’s 29th pro contest if the July 6 date was soild. Hennessy has now come out and stated that the fight can happen between the two if the timing is right.
“He is interested in that fight with Haye, definitely, and it could be done at a stadium this summer as long as the date is right,” Hennessy told The Daily Telegraph.
If the two can agree terms for what would be a massive fight for heavyweight boxing at the moment, Haye would probably have to look at dates towards the end of July or early August to give Fury the appropriate time to prepare.
24 year-old Fury has stated on many occasions in the past his desire to take on the former WBA title-holder and told WBN only last week: “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!” after being informed of Haye’s intention to aim above the number four-ranked contender for a WBC chance.