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Peter Fury: If Haye Fight Falls Through, Don't Blame Us

By Terence Dooley

Peter Fury believes that a showdown between his nephew Tyson Fury, 25, and former WBA heavyweight titlist David Haye would be a huge fight here in the U.K, as well as being a natural move for both parties.  Contrary to this week’s Tweets between the two heavyweights, the trainer insists that his charge has only asked for a fair share of the purse, rather than the 80-20 spit that he offered via Twitter in response to Haye’s claim that the Mancunian is refusing a 50-50 deal.

Tyson reiterated his 80-20 offer during a Thursday interview with Sky Sports News.  Peter, though, has told BoxingScene that his nephew is just upping the pre-fight hype ante.  “I know Tyson will beat Haye,” said Fury.

“We haven’t seen the best of Tyson — he’s getting better all the time.  David’s got a lot of followers himself so it will be a big fight.  We want it.  We listen to the Twitter comments, but let me tell you now — if that fight doesn’t happen then it won’t be because of our side.  Yes, I’ve seen the stuff about the 80-20 and all of that — that’s just Tyson winding up the crowd.  The negotiations will be fair.”

Fury moved to 21-0 (15) courtesy of a seventh-round KO of Steve Cunningham in New York’s Madison Square Garden Theatre venue on April 20th.  Haye, 26-2 (24), bounced back from his 2011 decision defeat to Wlad Klitschko by hammering domestic rival Dereck Chisora to a fifth-round stoppage last July — the Londoner looked sensational that night.

Fury hit the deck during the second round against Cunningham, but he was coming off a clinical distance win over Kevin Johnson last December and has looked far more disciplined since his uncle took up the reins.

A meeting between the two would do big numbers on Sky Sport’s PPV platform.

Indeed, Eddie Hearn, who promotes Haye, 32, in conjunction with the fighter and his manager Adam Booth, talked up its PPV value during an interview with me earlier this year.  You can certainly see its attraction.

However, the sceptics amongst us probably view the latest round of online back-and-forth with an air of jaded confidence.  A PPV fight thrives on hype.  Tyson, his promoter Mick Hennessy and Adam Booth looked a bit too comfortable with each other when discussing the bout with iFilm’s Kugan Cassius during a recent ringside interview.  Perhaps this purse split ‘row’ is just another way of keeping people talking.  Stoking the flames and ensuring that, when the fight is announced, the first thing people do is say: “How do I go about buying this bad boy?”

Eddie Hearn on Haye deal and PPV: https://www.boxingscene.com/eddie-hearn-on-haye-fury-ppv-froch-vs-kessler--65197

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by micky1971 on 06-29-2013

easy ko for haye. piece of pi55. gangrape....again. lol "i got a fight in a couple of days and i wanna use the pikey" lol the pikey gets battered in this one alan. and as for pikey snr, shut up…

Comment by foxingstance on 06-29-2013

[QUOTE=Tonyu;13513736]I see I caused such a stirr by saying Haye v Chisora's brawl was staged. After the brawl they had arguably the biggest fight in the UK last year where I'm sure Haye,Chisora and Warren earned a tidy sum. Only…

Comment by Jam Jars on 06-28-2013

"The negotiations will be fair" wait a minute i thought Fury already agreed 6 weeks ago???

Comment by Weebler I on 06-28-2013

[QUOTE=LacedUp;13513681]Lol Chisora has said himself he was knocked out. He said it was 1-0 Haye.[/QUOTE] I've heard Chisora speak about it in an interview, he said he fell over lunging at Haye. He wasn't "unconscious", he was down for a…

Comment by Tonyu on 06-28-2013

I see I caused such a stirr by saying Haye v Chisora's brawl was staged. After the brawl they had arguably the biggest fight in the UK last year where I'm sure Haye,Chisora and Warren earned a tidy sum. Only…

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