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Fury-Wilder Talks Have Started, Confirms Hennessy

Tyson Fury's promoter Mick Hennessy has confirmed talks have started for a prospective heavyweight clash with unbeaten American Deontay Wilder following David Haye's withdrawal this week. 

But Hennessy said Wilder is just one of a number of options currently being explored and stressed that Fury needs to be given time to get over the disappointment of a second big fight cancellation.

Fury took to Twitter on Wednesday to vent his spleen at the sport, even declaring: "Hi every1 I have officially retired from boxing" - a scenario immediately discounted by his team.

But he is clearly enraged by Haye's announcement that he faces retirement following shoulder surgery this week - just two months after their first fight was postponed when Haye sustained a cut.

Hennessy told the Press Association: "Tyson needs time to get used to the situation because all these things - broken toes, cut eyes, shoulder injuries - are like a foreign language to him.

"Tyson doesn't understand what he's being confronted with. He wanted to fight David Haye from the moment he turned professional and he did everything in his power to get him in the ring.

"The biggest shock to Tyson was that Haye ever took the fight in the first place. He's disgusted and sorry for the fans who have been let down twice, because Tyson is not one who would ever pull out of a fight."

Hennessy said he still hoped Fury would be fit to return in February, with future developments concerning the Klitschko brothers likely to determine his next opponent, although Wilder remains in pole position.

Wilder has won all 30 of his professional fights inside the distance including consecutive first round wins over Audley Harrison and former WBO champion Sergei Liakhovich earlier this year.

Hennessy added: "We have had talks with Wilder's people and we are in discussions at the moment but obviously there are a lot of pieces of the jigsaw we need to fit together.

"We are looking at a number of different options but one thing we do know is that Tyson is one of the biggest draws in world boxing at the moment and as soon as he is ready we will look to get him back in the ring."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ShoulderRoll on 11-21-2013

[QUOTE=No.;13949398]Looks like Fury's getting cold feet. [COLOR="Navy"][SIZE="3"] Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said he received a telephone call from Mick Hennessy, the promoter of British heavyweight contender Tyson Fury, regarding a potential between the 6-foot-9 Englishman and 6-foot-7 knockout specialist…

Comment by ROSS CALIFORNIA on 11-21-2013

They won't fight Wilder unless its a huge ppv fight and that's not happening any time soon.

Comment by saintpat on 11-21-2013

[QUOTE=hougigo;13950323]wtf.... 50-50? Lol[/QUOTE] 50-50 purse split. What's wrong with that? If Fury's side isn't serious enough to make an offer ... or makes a lowball offer where Tyson gets the lion's share of the money -- then they don't want…

Comment by soul_survivor on 11-21-2013

Fury's retired, think he's depressed, will take him a LONG time to come outta this slump. Plus Hennessy is a fat pig, I've seen him around so many times and always really wanted to batter him half to...well I'll relax.

Comment by Hougigo on 11-21-2013

[QUOTE=saintpat;13950185]Hennessey needs to pay their phone bills so they can call GBP back. Golden Boy said 50/50 and it's a fight. Tyson said, "I'm retired." SMFH[/QUOTE] wtf.... 50-50? Lol

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