"If I hit Tyson he's not only going down - he's going down for the count,” said Haye, 32, a former WBA heavyweight champion. “He's not going to be able to get up when these Hayemakers rain down on him, no way."
Haye (26-2, 24 KOs) will throw fists with the 25-year-old Fury (21-0, 15 KOs) on September 28 at the Manchester Arena in North West England.
An arrogant loudmouth who was reinstated to compete by the WBC last summer, the 6-foot-3, 212 pound Haye returned from “retirement” in July 2012 and earned an exciting fifth round TKO triumph over Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora.
Prior to tussling with Chisora (15-4, 9 KOs), the brash bloke hadn’t fought since a pathetic showing against Wladimir Klitschko in July 2011.
Conversely, the 6-foot-9, 257 pound Fury most recently exited the squared circle on April 20 with a seventh round knockout victory over American Steve Cunningham.
Although not exactly akin to Muhammad Ali versus Joe Frazier, a bout pitting Fury against Haye will be intriguing and is destined to become the biggest match on British soil in decades.
In comparison to other pugilists in the substandard heavyweight division, the two Brits have some talent and are exciting to watch perform.