Undefeated Tyson Fury noticably towered above September 28 opponent David Haye this afternoon as the two heavyweights locked horns in the early exchanges for their upcoming clash on Sky Sports Box Office HD.
The 24 year-old was unrepentant in his customary tongue-lashing towards Haye and promised to ‘step on him’ on his way to defeating ‘the pensioner or the robot’ in reference to the all-conquering Klitschko brothers.
The main focus of the press conference was the head-to-head as the media awaited the usual eye contact to suss out any pre-fight nerves, although Fury blankly refused to participate as he attempted to conduct media proceedings at the Park Plaza.
Haye, 32, was visibly upset with Fury’s antics at one point and in the end backed away as the 6ft 9ins bruiser made sure all eyes were on him by firstly sitting down, before standing on a chair to avoid the situation.
Fury then joked that his reasons for not seeing through the staredown were because Haye was ‘too scary’ – although most would have known it was just his way of controlling a portion of the formalities the best way he could.
Whatever happens from now, the seed has been sown and the animosity levels are only set to rise from here as both had derogatory words to say on the other – with more to come over the next ten weeks.