Fury-Haye / No Way José

By Robert Ecksel on November 29, 2015
Fury-Haye / No Way José
“David Haye will never get a fight against Tyson Fury. He is a pretender and a fraud.”

Unlike Fury, who easily beat Klitschko, Haye mistook the meaning of toe-to-toe and limped his way to a shameful defeat…

Now that Planet Boxing has resumed its orbit around the sun, now that the comparisons between Tyson Fury and Donald Trump have died down, heavyweight contenders are forming a line to get their shot at the new champion.

First in line is WBC champion Deontay Wilder, the American champ known as the Bronze Bomber, in deference to the Brown Bomber, the incomparable Joe Louis.

Second in line is former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye, who has recently returned to active duty after a three and a half year hiatus.

Haye was supposed to fight Fury twice in 2013, and each time he pulled out due to injury. That stung the newly crowned Gypsy King, who is disinclined to forgive or forget.

“David Haye will never get a fight against Tyson Fury after what he did to me,” said the Manchester Mauler. “I remember him saying that he’d never give me a payday. Well, the shoe is on the other foot now.”

That Fury mentioned foot in reference to Haye speaks volumes. Like Fury, Haye also fought Wladimir Klitschko. But unlike Fury, who easily beat Dr. Steelhammer, Haye mistook the meaning of toe-to-toe and limped his way to a shameful defeat.

“If he gets a mandatory shot with any of the governing bodies,” Fury said, “I’ll vacate the title. Let him go and fight Fred Flintstone or Joe Bloggs and make no money. I don’t care if he says I can make £10m by fighting him, it’s not about money for me.”

Haye might fight Fred Flintstone or Joe Bloggs, assuming he gets by Mark de Mori, especially if it brings him a step closer to fighting Tyson Fury.

“I knew how much boxers got messed about at the highest level,” added Fury. “But there were times (specifically after Haye pulled out of their two scheduled fights) that I didn’t want to box anymore.

“He is a pretender, a fraud, and he is getting no opportunities from us.”

That sounds like a flat-out rejection to most of us, but David Haye isn’t most of us.

“Tyson Fury is the number one in the division now,” he told BBC Sport. “Mark de Mori is ranked number 10. I need to work my way up…to number one contender to get to Tyson Fury.”

It sounds like The Hayemaker has big plans and won’t be deterred by something as ordinary as common sense.

“If people want to come and support me on this journey to Tyson Fury then feel free,” Haye said, “because it’s going to be a fun ride.”

One man’s fun ride is another man’s carousel.

Follow us on Twitter@boxing_com to continue the discussion

Read More Blogs
Discuss this in our forums

Related Articles


This is a place to express and/or debate your boxing views. It is not a place to offend anyone. If we feel comments are offensive, the post will be deleted and continuing offenders will be blocked from the site. Please keep it clean and civil! We want to have fun. We want some salty language and good-natured exchanges. But let's keep our punches above the belt...
  1. Mike Casey 08:08am, 11/30/2015

    Please don’t. I need more recuperation time.

Leave a comment