By Kevin Francis, courtesy of the Daily Star
DAVID HAYE has branded Tyson Fury a fool for dismissing him as an arrogant, blown-up cruiserweight.
Haye feels Fury won't be able to handle his punching and power
The pair meet in a massive domestic heavyweight dust-up at the Manchester Arena on September 28.
And the unbeaten 6ft 9in Fury, 25, is convinced that the much smaller and lighter Haye will be no match for him, saying: “Believe me, he will have no answer to my power and my punching.”
Fury compared Haye to his latest victim Steve Cunningham, a former IBF world cruiserweight champion who he defeated in seven rounds last December.
But 32-year-old Haye hit back, saying: “Fury seems to think just because two people are of a similar size that they are the same type of fighter, but he’s way wrong there. I’ve been a heavyweight for many years now, while Cunningham had just dipped his toe into the heavyweight division.”
Fury mocked Haye in a press conference back in July by standing on a chair while posing for photos Fury mocked Haye in a press conference back in July by standing on a chair while posing for photos
Haye is a former undisputed world cruiserweight champion and is convinced Fury’s comments are a sign of his lack of confidence.
He added: “Fury needs confidence. He needs to make those comparisons. It’s false confidence, but it is confidence all the same.
“The thing about Tyson Fury is that he is a bit of a fool, so it’s no real surprise that he’ll probably make those comparisons.
“Unlike Cunningham, if I hit Tyson he’s not only going down, he’s going down for the count. There is only one way this fight is going to go.”