David Haye has cast doubt over his proposed British superfight with Tyson Fury.
Both fighters’ camps had set an end of June deadline to get a deal done for a potential Autumn clash.
But Haye tweeted on Monday evening that the unbeaten Morecambe giant wouldn’t sign a deal that would see the two outspoken heavyweights split the multi-million pound purse equally.
He said: “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’s camp however hit back.
Uncle and trainer Peter Fury said: “Mr Haye knows how to get you all going it seems.
“We been ready from day No 1 and still are.
“Nothing cryptic with my Answer. Were ready to Rock & Rolll.”
Fury seemed to pave the way for a clash with Haye by pulling out of a potential clash with unbeaten Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev.
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.