David Haye STILL Wants To Record Tyson Fury Despite The Gypsy King’s Win Over Deontay Wilder
David Haye has revealed he still wants to take on rival Tyson Fury, even though the Gypsy King defeated Deontay Wilder on Saturday night.
Fury defeated Wilder in a close match in Las Vegas over the weekend, with the British boxer being knocked out twice in round four before sealing a sensational victory via an 11th round stoppage.
Haye, the retired British rival to the Gypsy King, who withdrew from two clashes with Fury due to injury, admits he would be a ‘1000/1 underdog’ against ‘the world’s number one heavyweight’, but the 40-year-old year old still wants to have the challenge.
David Haye (right) still wants to take on Tyson Fury (left), even after the latter’s Deontay Wilder win
Fury (rear) defeated American rival Wilder (front) via an 11th round stoppage on Saturday
“It’s 100% serious,” Haye told iFL TV when asked if he would like to include the WBC and Ring Magazine title holder. “I said the only person I would make my body make a comeback for would be the number 1 heavyweight in the world.
“There’s no reason why I should punish myself and do what I have to do to put myself in a position to give myself a chance if it’s not for the big one. And it doesn’t get any bigger than that, I wouldn’t be a 1000/1 underdog for nothing.
“Hopefully when Team Fury gets the numbers together… something’s going to happen in the next two months where they’re looking for an opponent.
“I know how well boxing works. If he finds out how much money is generated from a Hayemaker fight versus any of the other options, although they may be more respectable on paper, he knows it’s there.”
Haye (left) was due to face Fury (right) in 2013 and then in 2014, but withdrew due to injury
Haye was due to fight Fury in September 2013 before it was canceled due to a cut over his right eye that required several stitches. The fight was postponed to February, but a shoulder problem forced Haye to cancel again.
Haye has hung up his gloves twice – once after losing his world title to Wladimir Klitschko in 2011, before returning to Derek Chisora in 2012. Four years later, he made another comeback – taking two wins before being defeated twice by nemesis Tony Bellew.
The 40-year-old returned to the ring this year for a practice fight against Joe Fournier in August.
Earlier this year, Haye claimed he would have beaten the Gypsy King in 2013, and held that position when asked about a potential match-up last month.
Haye, now retired and 40, returned to the ring for an August exhibition with Joe Fournier
“Really, really,” Haye said, when asked if he felt he would emerge victorious. “Look at my last two fights. I had an Achilles tendon rupture. I had a biceps rupture. I was beaten in the second fight, I haven’t done anything in three years. There’s no reason why I stand a chance on paper.
“But what I do have – I make everyone think I don’t stand a chance. How hard do you think Fury would train to fight me, knowing how excited and ready I am?
“How hard do you think he’s training for this (Wilder) fight right now? Three weeks!
Fury is much better than me on paper and in reality. I think the psychology of someone who thinks they can totally dominate you, and they don’t quite understand what you’re bringing to the table, gives you power.”
Haye believes he has a shot at beating Fury (left), despite being a ‘1000/1 underdog’
As for how likely a Fury-Haye match-up would be, Matchroom Boxing supremo Eddie Hearn admitted he wouldn’t be surprised if the British duo did fight this year, claiming the Gypsy King would use it to avoid a clash. with Anthony Joshua.
Fury’s promoter Frank Warren, meanwhile, admitted that his client fighting Haye would be “huge,” but insists the Hayemaker needs to do more to earn the showdown.
“I have a lot of respect for David, but he’s 40. I mean, he’s not younger, but he’s not 58,” Warren told iFL TV last month.
Fury’s (middle) promoter Frank Warren (left) admitted this year that a Haye fight would be huge
“He sustained some serious injuries, especially to Tony Bellew… I’m in shock to be honest, because I fell for David Haye. That said, he clearly had these injuries and he shouldn’t have been in the ring in the first place.
“I don’t know if he’s healed or not. I’m sure he calls Tyson because he and Tyson, let’s get it right, was going to be a huge fight.
“But I think he needs to do a little more before he starts talking about Tyson Fury. For No 1 he should be rated, and to get a rating you have to fight against a valued fighter.”