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.
“It’s a fight the world has been begging for and I’m going to give it to them,” said Haye, 32, a former WBA heavyweight champion. “Tyson Fury has been begging for it and telling everyone that he is not only going to beat me but knock me out. So this is my time to prove to him, the world that he is nothing but a joke. I am the real deal. I am the guy who has won multiple world titles. He is the guy who hasn’t and never will.”
An arrogant loudmouth who was reinstated to compete by the WBC roughly a year ago, 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 cowardly performance 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 versus 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.
Ultimately, in a seesaw and rugged battle, expect David Haye “to give it to” Tyson Fury and knock the giant onto Queer Street within nine rounds this autumn in the “Rainy City.”