By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star
TYSON FURY has vowed to KO David Haye’s hopes of another world title bid – by punching him into retirement.
The two heavyweights meet at the Manchester Arena on September 28 and Haye says victory will earn him a crack at a world belt.
He has set his sights on meeting either Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko, who hold all five world titles.
Haye, 32, said: “After I’ve won this fight, I’ll be looking to get a world title shot with Vitali or Wladimir Klitschko, and that’s why I’m taking this fight.
“It’s a fight for the fans and it gets me closer to fighting a big guy, getting used to having a big guy all over me, so that when it comes to fighting Vitali or Wladimir, it is not going to be a stress.”
But 6ft 9in Fury, currently training in Belgium, said: “He can forget any such plans because I’ll be knocking him into retirement.
“After I have sorted him out in the ring, there will be nowhere left for him to go – he will be finished.
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“After I have sorted him out in the ring, there will be nowhere left for him to go – he will be finished.”
“This could well be Haye’s last fight, believe me. But it will be one of many more for Tyson Fury as I head for the world title.
“If anybody can carry that torch for British boxing, then it is me.”
Fury, 25, is undefeated, while former WBA champion Haye has lost twice in his 28-fight career.
Uncle and trainer Peter Fury said: “It would be a mistake for Haye to overlook this fight – Tyson is a consummate professional and already in really good shape.
“I think we’re going to see the best Tyson Fury there is when he climbs into the ring against David Haye, that’s for sure.”
The Haye-Fury fight will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office on Saturday September 28.