WBC champion, Tyson Fury, has revealed his frustration at David Haye, for twice being at fault for the collapse of the proposed fights between the two British heavyweights.
Haye, just the second fighter to win world honours at both cruiserweight and heavyweight, was set to fight Fury back in 2013, but pulled out through injury.
The two rivals were engaged in regular wars of words ahead of what was set to be one of the biggest fights in British boxing history.
The bout was then rescheduled, only for the ‘Hayemaker’ to pull out once again, this time due to a shoulder operation. This was just eighteen months after Haye famously complained of a broken toe, following defeat to Wladimir Klitschko in a title unification fight.
In a Boxing Day installation of iFL TV’s ‘The Fight’ podcast, The Gypsy King revealed his frustration and disappointment at the collapse of his proposed fights with Haye.
Fury did however state his belief that a fight with Haye would sell stadiums out, even today, despite Haye being retired for almost five years.
“I think that a fight with the toe breaker [Haye] would sell out [a stadium].”
“It’s got to do, hasn’t it?”
“He pulled out twice, didn’t he? S***house. Pulled out twice, once with an eye injury and once with a shoulder operation. I’m not sure how he looks at himself in the mirror in the morning.”
“There is still three big rivalry fights in this country for me isn’t there? Even though they ain’t active or whatever. David Price. David Haye. Anthony Joshua.”
After the controversy surrounding Fury’s recent fight with Derek Chisora earlier this month, a fight with the likes of Haye or David Price would probably be less than welcome with boxing fans.
However, Fury has undeniably reached new levels of superstardom in recent years and has proved he can sell out a stadium against almost anybody.