• David Haye v Tyson Fury

'World class' Fury will be too good for Haye

ESPN staff
July 18, 2013
Peter Fury insists that Tyson Fury will be too good for David Haye © Getty Images

Tyson Fury will defeat former WBA champion David Haye in their all-British showdown - and it will be easier than people think, according to the unbeaten heavyweight's trainer Peter Fury.

After a long, drawn out process and the ever-theatrical war of words, the pair finally put pen to paper and agreed to face each other at Manchester's MEN Arena on September 28.

Fury recently suggested the 'Hayemaker' has all the ingredients to play the next James Bond, but it is the 25-year-old's uncle who insists his fighter will produce a "world class" performance with a licence to thrill later this summer.

"I'm not going to give predictions, but I don't think it's going to be as hard a fight as people think it is and that's my honest opinion," Fury Sr told Sky Sports' Ringside podcast. "I think it's going to be a lot easier and people are going to be shocked at how Tyson deals with it.

"I'm going to be in the corner, giving his instructions and expect to see a solid, world class Tyson Fury. Better than the previous fights."

Fury Sr, who also trains son and Tyson's cousin Hughie Fury, believes the Mancunian has attracted unfair criticism for the way he saw off veteran Steve Cunningham on his American bow last April.

However, the trainer is adamant Fury Jr will produce a much-improved performance under his watchful eye this time around - but is still wary of the threat that Haye, 32, possesses.

"His life is in my hands," Fury Sr added. "When all of a sudden that is taken away, it's going to have a big impact. So Tyson reverted back to what he knows best, get Cunningham out of there as best he could and that was the situation there.

"David Haye is a fighter-boxer, he's the worst kind of opponent you can be in with.He's got the speed, he gives angles, he's an accomplished fighter. He's only lost to two world champions of very high calibre, so this is a very good fight for Tyson."

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