• David Haye v Tyson Fury

Fury faces Haye warm-up bout

ESPN staff
September 25, 2013
Tyson Fury has not fought since his April defeat of Steve Cunningham © AP

In wake of Tyson Fury's rescheduled British blockbuster heavyweight bout with David Haye, trainer Peter Fury has revealed he is considering putting together an interim fight for his nephew.

Unbeaten Fury Jr and Haye were booked to touch gloves in Manchester on Saturday, but the fight was called off after Haye suffered a cut above his eye in sparring. While originally frustrated with the decision, Fury Jr eventually agreed to reschedule the fight for February 2014.

However, Fury Jr has not fought since he defeated Steve Cunningham on his US debut in April and a possible ten-month lay-off has prompted his uncle to consider another bout in order to keep things fresh.

"We now have to decide whether Tyson fights this year," Fury Sr told World Boxing News. "It's a long time to wait for the Haye fight, so we need to do what is best for Tyson right now.

"If he does fight, it will only be a keep busy fight, but that is what we are looking at for maybe next month."

Meanwhile, Fury Jr has wasted no time in continuing the trash-talk saga with his rival Haye. The 25-year-old branded the former WBA champion a "classless pre-madonna" and vowed to sort him out.

"There are lots of honest and hardworking people in this world and I believe I'm going to punish and poleaxe this money-grabbing cry baby for all of them. He's getting knocked spark out," Fury Jr said.

"He's getting sorted out. I already didn't like Mr Z-list celebrity, queen of the jungle. But actions speak louder than words, don't they.

"Mr Toemaker, your excuses are boring. You say you're going to 'expose me' but the difference, Mr Excusemaker, is that every time I say I'm going to go out and do something, I go out and do it.

"That's exactly what I was going to do this Saturday and 100% going to do on February 8th. Nothing has changed, I'm still going to smash your face in, no excuses."

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