• Heavyweight

Fury hunting Haye showdown

ESPN staff
July 25, 2012
Tyson Fury has won 14 of his 19 victories inside the distance © PA Photos

Tyson Fury is eyeing a domestic dust-up with former world heavyweight champion David Haye, with the unbeaten fighter targeting a November showdown with the fellow Brit.

Haye came out of retirement to fight Dereck Chisora - a man that Fury beat in 2011 - earlier this month, earning a fifth-round knockout at West Ham's Upton Park.

Vitali Klitschko is on Haye's radar but he could be diverted temporarily with Fury looking for a step up in class having stopped American Vinny Maddalone last time out to claim the vacant WBO Inter-Continental title.

The Manchester-born fighter is working his way up the heavyweight ladder, but he came in for criticism for giving up his British and Commonwealth belts earlier this year, with some suggesting he was ducking a potential meeting with Olympic bronze medallist David Price.

However, Fury's trainer and uncle, Peter, said hunting the likes of David Haye proves his charge is not dodging anyone on his way to the top.

"We are looking to return in November," Peter Fury told World Boxing News. "We have a few American fighters in mind, but we are hoping to get David Haye or [former world title challenger] Tomasz Adamek to take the fight. If they don't want it, then there are other name fighters who we will look at."

He added: "So much for Tyson avoiding David Price because he is too good, when he is looking to fight the likes of Haye."

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