By Edward Chaykovsky
Peter Fury, uncle and trainer of undefeated heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (21-0, 15KOs), has no respect left for former two-division champion David Haye (26-2, 24KOs) - after reports have surfaced that Haye plans to continue his career in the new year.
Fury and Haye were set to face off last September, but Haye withdrew a week before the fight with a small cut above his eye, which he claimed was suffered during a sparring session.
Then a date of February 8th was set, with Haye once again pulling out - this time with a shoulder injury. Haye said the injury required immediate surgery and doctors advised him to retire from the sport.
But now, on the social networks, Haye revealed that he's back in the gym and training for what he hopes to be a healthy year.
"You can't stop somebody from backing out of a fight. What can I say? I've heard rumors that David Haye is now coming back and he's going to fight on and all this. He's ridiculed in boxing as far as we're concerned. You can't duck and avoid a fight because you don't fancy it. There's a chance of you getting beat so you back out and go find somebody else. You're not a fighter at all. What are you anyway? His credibility is lost, his world title efforts and everything he's done has gone down the tube," Fury told BaylorIC TV.
"He was getting 5 million-plus to fight Tyson and that's more than he would get for a world title. So the money is not an excuse. There is only one answer no matter how you look at it. He backed out of this fight because he didn't fancy it. For one reason or another he didn't fancy this fight. Where is he gonna go? Everyone will stand up and say, and rightfully so, that you had Tyson Fury to fight but you bottled it and now you want to fight. If you win a world title tomorrow it's tarnished as far as I'm concerned."