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Fury: I hate Haye and I'll knock him out

ESPN staff
June 10, 2013
Tyson Fury is vowing to deliver a KO of David Haye © AP

Tyson Fury is vowing to deliver a 'spectacular knockout' of David Haye in order to silence his British rival.

The unbeaten Fury and former world heavyweight champion Haye have been verbally jousting for some time, amid talk of a fight being in the offing.

Fury revealed on Saturday that a deal was 99% done - with September mooted as a potential date for the clash.

It is a fight that is sure to generate huge interest and the pre-fight talk has already started - with Fury getting in the first blow.

"Me against Haye is the biggest fight in world heavyweight boxing now," Fury said.

"Fans don't want to see two boring fighters dancing around as if it were Come Dancing on TV. Fight fans want to see two explosive punchers going for it.

"Haye will get knocked out and knocked out in spectacular style."

Fury is not often short of a controversial statement and he ramped up the trash talk by adding: "I hate the guy and want to shut him up and put an end to that mouth of his.

"I'd love it to happen in Manchester but we might flip a coin to see where it happens.

"I can beat David Haye because I'm the greatest fighter that's ever lived; that's ever stepped out of Britain."

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