By James Slater
In an attempt to put across his side of the story regarding the hugely intriguing but still to be signed Tyson Fury-David Haye clash, Fury has released a video message in which he claims Haye opted to “run away,” and that Haye did not sign a contract that had been agreed some weeks ago – a contract that agreed both fighters would get a 50-50 split of the money. Haye posted on Twitter recently that he had done all in his power to make the fight, only for Fury to demand an 80-20 split in his favour. Fury, whether or not he actually made that demand, has now come up with another offer!
“I’m Tyson Fury and this is the truth behind the Fury-Haye situation,” Fury says in the video. “In the beginning, Team-Haye offered The Fury team a 70/30 split Haye’s way. We said not a chance in history. Both teams then agreed 50/50 five or six weeks ago. Next thing we know, David Haye has come to sign but it’s not happening – he’s run away somewhere to India and won’t sign.
“If it’s all about money and percentages, why don’t we do a winner takes all? If you [Haye] think you can win, come and take my fifty-percent as well. I believe I’m going to knock you out. Another things, if your a**e has gone, let me know ASAP, because I want to fight a heavyweight who wants a fight. You had me vacate my position to fight Pulev to fight Klitschko and now you’ve done all this.”
Fury ended his video presentation by also calling out Wladimir Klitschko, with an “I’m coming for you as well” vow. It remains to be seen if Haye will either respond to Fury’s video or actually accept the winner-takes-all offer.