Fury says Haye bout will be Ireland v England battle
Irish descendant Tyson Fury has told WBN that he will be representing his forefathers when the 21-0 fighter takes to the ring against former WBA title holder David Haye in a blockbuster clash in the autumn.
The 25 year-old, who claimed the Irish heavyweight title when defeating Martin Rogan in five rounds a year ago, now wants to promote the impeding fight with Haye as an Ireland v England spectacle, rather than an all-British encounter.
“I will be fighting for Ireland against David Haye and for every Irish born or Irish descendant in the world,” Fury told World Boxing News.
“I am bringing the big guns out for Haye and want to meet him head on to see who wins this war. Let’s have it Mr. Haye!”
The fight was said to be on the brink of collapse until last ditch talks yesterday salvaged what should amount to a September 28 pay-per-view bonanza on Sky Box Office as both Haye and Fury look to move a step closer to a shot at one of the Klitschko’s.
Haye, 32, will be returning to action for the first time since his stoppage win over Dereck Chisora at Upton Park last July after postponing his retirement to have one more shot a regaining a version of the world championship.