Unbeaten heavyweight force Tyson Fury has exclusively told WBN that potential opponent David Haye would be taken out if any contest is arranged and has once again declared himself the world’s best fighter.
At 24, Fury has built a reputation for not only talking up a great fight, but backing those statements up with exciting bouts inside the ring as his recent clash with former world champion Steve Cunningham proved.
The former Irish title holder, who is now 21-0 with 15 stoppages, is in line to face European belt holder Kubrat Pulev in the coming months, before the possibility of a huge domestic fight with Haye looms large and Fury has no doubts how that will go.
“David Haye a big mouth prick and if we ever fight ill wreck him just like Steve Cunnigham,” Fury told World Boxing News in his usual no nonsense approach.
“I’m the man and the best fighter on the planet of all the weights!” he then clarified.
There has certainly been no love lost on Tyson’s part when it comes to Haye, who has recently postponed his scheduled return to the ring against Manuel Charr after suffering a hand injury.
The 32 year-old has been largely inactive for the past two years after fighting just once in knocking out Dereck Chisora and this latest setback has only served to fuel talk of Haye v Fury happening earlier than expected.
With both fighters ranked highly in the division, a world title eliminator would seem to be a no-brainer, although Charr would expect Haye to honour his agreement and would be hell-bent on making sure he gains the chance instead.
Haye is now tied up in a promotional agreement with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport, meaning the earning power of the Fury fight could reach new heights with the might of Sky Box Office involved.
Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler will test the proverbial waters as they rematch next week on the platform for the first time since the Haye v Harrison debacle, and with Mick Hennessy’s TV deal uncertain, would definitely be an option to consider.
The pulling power of Sky would, in my view, help push the purses for both Haye and Fury into seven figures and make the fight more likely to happen than not – as the two fighters chase a world title shot in 2014.