By Paul Brown, courtesy of The Daily Star
DAVID HAYE has warned gobby Tyson Fury he likes nothing more than silencing opponents who are all talk and no action.
Fury insisted in June he was “the greatest fighter that’s ever lived”.
And the mouthy Mancunian warned ‘The Hayemaker’ at the weekend that: “No heavyweight has done what I’m going to do.”
But former WBA heavyweight champion Haye, 32, has vowed to shut him up when the pair meet at the Manchester Arena on September 28.
He said: “Tyson Fury is getting knocked spark out.
“He likes to talk – and he certainly talks a good fight. He talks a lot!
“But he won’t be able to fight because he will get sploshed.
“He’s going to get absolutely destroyed.”
Unbeaten Fury, 25, has just returned to Britain after a tough training camp in Belgium.
And he hinted he will spring a big surprise on Haye by showing off a fresh bag of tricks.
But Haye – who has not fought since his 2012 victory over rival Dereck Chisora – laughed it all off as more empty words.
He added: “It doesn’t matter what he brings. He won’t be able to cope.
“Everyone’s got a great plan until I punch them in the face. I do love the hype and the banter. But it doesn’t matter what he says.”
“Everyone’s got a great plan until I punch them in the face. I do love the hype and the banter. But it doesn’t matter what he says”
Haye wants to defeat Fury in order to earn a world title shot with one of the Klitschko brothers.
He lost his WBA belt to Wladimir by a unanimous decision in Hamburg in 2011 but already has his sights set on a rematch.
Haye claimed: “I’ve got bigger fish to fry than Tyson Fury but I’m not going to disrespect him.
“I’ve got plans but the plans don’t work unless this goes my way.”
Meanwhile, Haye’s last opponent Chisora – who suffered a fifth-round knockout against him – is hoping for a rematch.
Playing down talk he could challenge for the world title against one of the Klitschkos.
He said: “There are better fights in Great Britain than me challenging for the world title.
“There’s a good mix with Tyson Fury, David Haye and myself.”
Haye was speaking at HoopsAid, a basketball event in London raising money for Sports Traider.