• David Haye v Tyson Fury

Fury & Haye at war at first press conference

ESPN staff
July 11, 2013
David Haye is ready to go against Tyson Fury © Getty Images

David Haye and Tyson Fury continued where their Twitter spat left off as the pair officially announced their heavyweight duel at a press conference on Thursday.

The two Brits, having both signed an agreement to meet on September 28 at Manchester's MEN Arena, exchanged barbs when speaking to the media - with the pair disputing who was doing who a favour by agreeing to the fight.

After Haye suggested that Fury was lucky to be getting the opportunity to fight in such a lucrative and high-profile bout, the 25-year-old responded angrily.

"Let's not get things confused here," Fury responded. "You're the dog and I'm chucking you a bone. Before the Tyson Fury fight where were you going to go, who were you going to fight? Nobody.

"I'm giving you a chance. I'm the young up-and-comer, the one on everyone's tongue. You're the one that stinks the place out and blames it on their toe.

"He has a lot to say, people like to hear what David Haye's got to say. After the fight with me he'll have a lot to say, and a lot of people can laugh at him."

Haye, the former WBA world champion, is adamant that he will be victorious when the rivals meet - confident he has the power and poise to overwhelm his less experienced opponent.

"The more he talks, the shorter this fight is going to be," Haye said. "Fury talks about fighting in the trenches, but it's hard to do that when you're getting picked off by a sniper."

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