Former world heavyweight champion David Haye and unbeaten contender Tyson Fury held a press conference today to announce their September 28 all-British showdown in Manchester, England.
David Haye: He’s claimed he’s the best ever, the best that ever will be, which is a bold statement. If you look at his last performances I’d have to question that statement he made, but now he’s got an opportunity to shut me up and show the world that he’s one of the best on the planet. I’m happy to give him that opportunity and also give him a nice payday. Up until this point he hasn’t worked at this level. I believe this will be his last shot at the big time and what better way to congratulate him for getting here than by giving him a nice huge payday to sail off into the sunset.
Tyson Fury: First of all I’d like to address the situation David’s just brought up where he’s giving me the opportunity for this big payday. Now let’s not get things confused David. I’m giving you the chance. You’re the dog and I’m chucking you a bone. I’m giving you a chance so you can have your claim to fame to try to beat Tyson Fury. It’s not the other way around. I’m the young up-and-comer. I’m the one that’s on everyone’s tongue. You’re just the one who stinks the place out against people and blames it on your little toe.
Fury refused to face off with Haye after the press conference.