By Phil D. Jay
David Haye (26-2, 24KOs) has rebuffed an offer to face Tyson Fury (19-0, 14KOs) in Belfast on December 1 to enjoy a holiday in Jamaica and believes that the former Irish champion should settle his domestic differences with David Price, rather than calling him out.
The 31 year-old, who reigned as WBA heavyweight king until dethroned by Wladimir Klitschko in July 2011, is hoping for a crack at his former foes elder brother Vitali and advised Fury to take on the British champion instead.
“I'll be chillin on a beach in Jamaica on December 1,” stated Haye.
“Why don't you call out David Price for a winner takes all fight, he'll accept 100%?”
Fury, 24, then came back with an instant repost to Haye with a derogatory remark, before making fun of the two-weight world title-holders failure against unified champion Wladimir in Hamburg a year ago.
“Because you’re the p**sy I want. You’re always talking about Vitali, but you got spanked by baby bro! Mug!”
There is no doubt that there is no love lost between the two Brits, although any potential fight would hinge on Fury picking up a version of the world title before Haye would accept the challenge.
Phil D. Jay covers boxing for worldboxingnews.net