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Fury still in Haye's sights

ESPN staff
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David Haye has not fought since toppling Dereck Chisora last July © PA Photos
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David Haye is interested in an all-British clash with Tyson Fury, but all plans for the heavyweight are on hold until his injured hand has healed.

Haye was forced to pull out of his June 29 fight with Manuel Charr after injuring his left hand. The problem is still being assessed and Haye has had to halt his training programme, meaning it is likely to be late summer before he is back in the ring.

Charr is still the man in line for Haye's return to the ring, but a huge domestic clash with the unbeaten Fury is one that appeals to the 'Bermondsey Bomber'.

"We are interested in the [Fury] fight," Haye's manager and coach Adam Booth told Sky Sports News. "It is a huge domestic fight in the UK.

"If you look at the rankings, they are in the top 10 in the WBC so it is a natural fight in absence of a world championship."

Haye has not fought since beating Dereck Chisora last July, but the plan is to return against Charr before mapping out a programme that may well include Fury.

"The plan is Manuel Charr and then we will look for things later in the year as the plan was always two fights this year," Booth said. "At this moment in time we are assessing the injury and see how long that will take.

"At this moment in time, David can't even hit a pad let alone a person so we have just got to wait."

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