Haye: I’m getting verbal from Fury and he hasn’t won a title!
Former two-weight world champion David Haye has stated his intention to avoid a UK ’round-robin’ of bouts and focus solely on his main objective of facing one of the current belt-hoarding Klitschko brothers.
The 32 year-old, who took the WBA belt from 7ft giant Nikolai Valuev in 2009, is set to return to the ring on June 29, but has told Sky Sports’ Ringside that any advances from compatriots David Price or Tyson Fury will fall on deaf ears.
“I am done with the domestic scene,” said Haye. “Price, Fury and Chisora..again do not interest me. He’s (Fury) has been very vocal from the start. He kind of reminds me of myself a little bit when after I had won the world cruiserweight championship I was like; ‘I am going to do this and come after you’ – but you’ve got to remember that when I was giving it all the verbal I was the first undisputed cruiserweight champion Briton had ever produced, so I was coming from that level, whereas I am getting the same sort of verbal from someone before they have even won a title.
“But you need the villains in boxing and I know a lot of people would want to see him get knocked out, but I will avoid that domestic round-robin.”
Haye is currently linked with undefeated Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev, someone who has been set to face Fury in the recent past, and the Londoner may hope to make a statement to the Klitschko’s by ending the European champion’s run – if the bout can be finalised for the summer in Manchester.