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 to declare himself the best heavyweight on British shores and now prepares 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 as the two pushed towards the signing of the bout this week, although the ‘Hayemaker’ had been remarkably quiet on his part for such a mammoth fight.
That changed today in London though as 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.
One moment at the end of the proceedings had the potential to ruffle Haye’s feathers as Fury refused to go through the head-to-head process, although ‘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.