• Heavyweight

Haye shifts sights to Fury fight

ESPN staff
April 25, 2013
David Haye returned to action with a win over Dereck Chisora last year © PA Photos

Adam Booth has set the wheels in motion for a domestic superfight between David Haye and Tyson Fury by saying it is "the most natural heavyweight fight out there".

Haye is on the comeback trail following a spell in retirement and has his sights trained on a world title shot against either Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko.

The Londoner has so far failed to nail down either of the brothers to a deal and his manager and trainer Booth has suggested a shift in focus to a massive British clash with Fury who extended his unbeaten record with victory over Steve Cunningham at the weekend.

Booth said: "David against Fury is the most natural heavyweight fight out there. It is the most logical high profile fight in Great Britain, if not the world, right now.

"Both boxers are great entertainers, Tyson is doing a great job inside and outside the ring, David is a former two time world champion and his celebrity status has never been higher and importantly both have a top-10 world ranking."

Booth is planning talks with Fury's camp and feels the fight would be a massive stadium event in the UK.

"It would be a huge event anywhere in the country," Booth is quoted as saying in the Sun. "it wouldn't matter if it was London or at a Manchester football stadium. It would be massive.

"I am waiting to make contact with Fury's promoter to see if the interest expressed in some of Fury's comments about David are genuine or just hot air from a young fighter."

Haye is set to step back into the ring this summer and Booth says an opponent will be named shortly. He said: "We are ready to reveal David's next opponent very soon and contracts are being finalised but anything can happen in boxing.

"I've read Fury wants the fight, he says he can knock out David, so let's see if we can make it happen."

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