By Nick Parkinson, courtesy of The Daily Star
Unbeaten 6ft 9ins gypsy giant Fury has vowed to end Haye’s boxing career at the Manchester Arena but reckons his British rival would be the ideal candidate to succeed actor Daniel Craig as 007.
The Hayemaker hopes to become a film star when he hangs up his boxing gloves but for the moment his priority is to regain a version of the world heavyweight title.
Fury, 25, believes he will ensure Haye, 32, is left pondering his future in the ring and ready to hit Hollywood after their £10million clash.
He said: “I would really like to vote for David to be the next James Bond after Daniel Craig.
“The guy can talk, he is good-looking and he is charismatic. What more does a Bond need than what David Haye has got? Everybody loves him in the UK.
“I would vote for him but I would vote for myself to be in the movie as well. I can be the new Jaws but I would be a bit better looking. We’ll see if he’ll be shaken and stirred. I’m going to go in all systems go.
“The guns are locked and loaded, ready for action.
“I wonder how much Haye has got left? He has got other avenues of earning a living.
David Haye has dismissed Fury as an "idiot" that belongs in a mental institution
“I’m sure he could go into the movie scene or whatever he wants to do. I don’t think he’ll be boxing any more after this fight because, if he loses to me, who’s he going to fight after that?
“The Klitschkos aren’t going to want to fight him. He’s not going to fight any more domestic fights.”
Londoner Haye dismissed his Morecambe opponent as “an idiot” who belongs in a mental institution. He said: “He’s very entertaining but you can’t argue with an idiot, I just let him crack on with it.
“He said that he’s the greatest boxer there has ever been and will ever be. That came out of his mouth. He genuinely believes that.
“You could go to any mental institution up and down the country and find people who genuinely believe they are talking to someone who’s next to them. He is one of those guys.
“I think he is mentally deranged. Not in a bad way, he’s not a danger to anybody, particularly in the boxing ring.
“He’s like a big rottweiler puppy. He’s all clumsy, dopey, tripping over. He looks a bit dangerous – but not really.
“I had a rottweiler puppy once – his name was Bonzo, lovely dog – and he’s just like him.
“On the other hand, I’m a lot smaller than him. I’m like a pitbull.
“I might not look as dangerous but when it comes to it he won’t be able to get me off.
“I said it against Dereck Chisora and Audley Harrison – the fight will end exactly when I want it to end, not a minute sooner or a minute later.”