Seasoned two-weight world champion David Haye snarled his way through yet another high-profile press conference today as the Londoner prepares for his second UK battle on the spin in Manchester this autumn.
Haye, 32, halted Dereck Chisora in five rounds at Upton Park last summer. In the process, Haye declared himself the best heavyweight on British shores.
He is now prepared to do it again as Tyson Fury steps into the fold in a Sky Sports Boxing Office cracker on September 28.
Plenty of bad blood has flown at Haye from the side of Fury. The two pushed towards the signing of the bout this week. However, the ‘Hayemaker’ had been remarkably quiet on his part for such a mammoth fight.
That changed today in London. Haye had no trouble expressing himself to Fury, who in turn gave as good as he got through the formalities of officially announcing the clash the top division has been craving.
At the end of the proceedings, one moment had the potential to ruffle Haye’s feathers. Fury refused to go through the head-to-head process. However, “Mr. Bond’ as the Manchester fighter called him, composed himself before backing away.
This pay-per-view offering has captured the imagination of the UK fans, who are now eagerly-awaiting details of what should be a packed undercard under the guidance of co-promoters Mick Hennessy, Hayemaker, and Eddie Hearn.