Fan power raises hope for Haye v Fury rescheduling
Despite earlier telling WBN that Tyson Fury would not listen to new date offers from David Haye for their much-publicised heavyweight clash, trainer and uncle Peter Fury has now left the door ajar for possible re-negotiations.
Unbeaten Fury, 25, was due to face former WBA champion Haye on a massive pay-per-view event next week at the Phones 4U Arena in Manchester until the ‘Hayemaker’ suffered a cut in sparring that postponed the contest.
Peter then reacted with dismay at the breaking news when contacted in the immediate aftermath by World Boxing News and stated: “This has put a bad taste in our mouths so were moving on and the fight will not be rescheduled on our side.”
After a full day of fans from both sides using social networking sites to vent their anger that the fight may not go ahead once Haye is fully fit, Fury has now switched his initial stance after mulling over the thoughts of the boxing fraternity.
“I am going to speak to Tyson, but if the fans want this fight then I think we could probably get it on again,” Peter told World Boxing News.
It’s a potential u-turn that would delight the majority of fans who were looking forward to watching to British fighter’s duke it out for a potential world title shot in what is a real grudge match.
The ball now seems to be in the court of Tyson himself as Haye has already stated his desire to work with manager Adam Booth and Sky Sports to re-work the big-money bout for a later date.
The backlash from the paying public has been mixed to say the least, with both sides being given verbal tongue lashings for their part in what has been a disheartening affair from the moment the reports broke on Saturday afternoon.
32 year-old Haye will probably be out of commission for a few weeks whilst the cut fully heals, but there could still be a way to rearrange the fight for this year or early 2014, depending on the availability of the venue and the openings in the Sky Sports schedule.