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Peter Fury contemplates stay-busy fight for Tyson next month

Phil Jay 25/09/2013

With a new date in early 2014 to focus on for the huge domestic clash between nephew Tyson Fury and former WBA champion David Haye, Peter Fury is now mulling over an interim bout for his fighter in October.

Fury exclusively spoke to WBN the day after the official announcement of the rearranged pay-per-view blockbuster and believes a ten-month lay-off may not be ideal preparation for Tyson leading up to the grudge match with Haye.

“We now have to decided whether Tyson fights this year,” Peter told World Boxing News.

“It’s a long time to wait for the Haye fight, so we need to do what is best for Tyson right now.

“If he does fight, it will only be a keep busy fight, but that is what we are looking at for maybe next month.”

After defeating Steve Cunningham in April on his US debut, a September outing was perfect timing for Fury, although Haye suffering an unfortunate cut in sparring to frustrate Team Fury and the vast majority of fans who were anticipating an explosive battle this Saturday night.

In rescheduling the bout, Sky Sports Box Office were forced to weigh-up the fact that Carl Froch will feature in his second PPV of the year before the end of the year, meaning that a date close to the November 23 encounter with George Groves was unworkable.

The potential of having two pay-per-view fights so close together only left a window open in 2014 for Haye v Fury’s revised clash and after considering January 25, all sides settled on February 8 to get it on again.