Fury camp hit back at Haye claims

Hughie Fury with cousin Tyson Fury (left) and dad Peter after his victory over Ladislav Kovarik during the Heavyweight bout at Glow at the Bluewater, Kent.
Hughie Fury with cousin Tyson Fury (left) and dad Peter after his victory over Ladislav Kovarik during the Heavyweight bout at Glow at the Bluewater, Kent.

Tyson Fury’s trainer has hit back at David Haye’s claims the unbeaten Morecambe giant won’t sign on the dotted line for their British superfight.

Haye tweeted on Monday night that Fury wouldn’t agree to a deal that would see the outspoken fighters share the multi-million pound purse down the middle.

But Tyson’s uncle Peter Fury claims the fight is “1,000 per cent on” from their side.

He said: “It is a crazy thing he has tweeted.

“We are ready, David’s team say they are ready so let’s get it on.

“We are ready to sign and as far as we’re concerned the fight is 1,000 per cent on from our side.

“We are even willing to fly to London immediately, even tonight, to get the contract signed.

“When we got a call about this fight after Tyson beat Steve Cunningham I was asked if we were interested. I said ‘we’re above interested. We’ll take the fight’.

“Things haven’t changed from then to where we are now and we have been waiting to sign for around four weeks.”

Peter, who also trains his son, up and coming heavyweight Hughie Fury, reiterated that the fight had to be signed by the end of June or it wasn’t going to happen.

He said: “I have told our promoter Mick Hennessy, ‘this has rambled on long enough’.

“If this fight is not signed and agreed by the end of the month we will have look elsewhere, but right now we are ready.”

Peter also said plans were in place to move to a Belgian training camp from next Monday to prepare for the clash with Haye.

Haye had tweeted: “I did everything in my power to get Fury in the ring. Even gifting him a 50/50 split. But Big Chump won’t sign contract 4 the fans #AllTalk.”

Fury seemed to pave the way for a clash with Haye by pulling out of a potential fight with unbeaten Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev earlier this month.

The fight would have doubled up as both a final IBF eliminator, to determine who would be the mandatory challenger for Wladimir Klitschko’s belt, as well a scrap for the Bulgarian’s EBU title.

Haye’s link-up with promoter Eddie Hearn means the fight could be screened on Sky Box Office with the Manchester Arena muted as a possible location.

Fury’s last outing was a victory over Steve Cunningham at New York’s Madison Square Garden in April. 


Haye beat Dereck Chisora at Upton Park last July, but was subsequently forced to postpone a comeback bout against Germany’s Manuel Charr due to a hand injury.