John Fury, father of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, wants David Haye barred from providing any commentary during the BT Sport pay-per-view broadcast for the upcoming fight between Fury and mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte.

Fury will face Whyte on April 23 at Wembley Stadium in London.

During a recent interview, Haye - a former two division champion - backed Whyte to defeat Fury.

"The type of opponent that you’d need to beat Tyson Fury – Dillian Whyte has all of those attributes. He can punch hard, he’s got cardio for days he’s got the desire and belief in himself. I think Whyte is going to pull off the upset. I think this is his opportunity. I think this is what he’s been waiting for," Haye told Talk Sport.

“This happened at the right time for him and I think the fact that Tyson Fury’s so highly regarded by everybody works in Dillian’s favor. So I’m going with the unpopular underdog.”

It's not the first time where Haye openly backed an opponent to shock Fury - which John Fury believes is due to "hate" against his son.

“David Haye is not allowed to comment on that show. David Haye needs to take a back seat in the stands where nobody can see him. I’ve already made it quite clear to Frank Warren – he is not allowed to be commentating on my son’s fight, otherwise there will be a problem," John Fury told Talk Sport.

“That’s black and white, the nation can hear me. He’s a hater, I don’t want him near my family, that’s the bottom line. They know me, BT, and I will not be silent if he’s there.”

Fury and Haye were set to fight back in 2013, with Haye twice withdrawing from scheduled dates.