Haye: ‘Things moving slowly but Fury fight would be fun’

David Haye.
David Haye.
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David Haye has played down Tyson Fury’s claims that a battle of Britain between the two is “99 per cent” on.

The unbeaten Morecambe giant said the heavyweight superfight was almost certain to go ahead in the Autumn.

But the former WBA world champion said things were “moving slowly” while admitting a clash “would be fun”.

The 32-year-old tweeted on Monday night: “For everyone asking if I’m fighting Fury, I currently have no agreement, or contract in place.

“But a fight later in the year would be fun.

“I read that Fury thinks a fight with me and himself is “99% Done” HAHA At best i’d say there’s light discussions, that are moving slowly.”

Fury openly discussed the possible fight with Haye’s manager and trainer Adam Booth during Channel 5’s big night of boxing at the Glow, Bluewater in Kent on Saturday night.

The 24-year-old said: “I have very, very exciting news tonight.

“I was minding my own business over there and I bumped into Adam Booth, so we got him on camera and we asked him, ‘Why is the David Haye fight not being done,’ and he said ‘Do you want the fight?’ so I said ‘Two million percent. The ball is in your court so call me tomorrow morning’.

“He said ‘I cant see why this fight cannot be done’ - so there it is from the horse’s mouth. Adam Booth says he wants this fight.

“The fight is 99 per cent baby!”

The clash between two of boxing’s most outspoken figures could air on Sky Box Office, due to Haye’s link-up with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport, with Manchester and London possible locations.