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Fury camp hint to Haye bout, Chisora would not watch

ESPN staff
June 4, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »

Tyson Fury's camp has given the strongest indication yet that the Manchester fighter will step into the ring with fellow British heavyweight David Haye, although compatriot Dereck Chisora would not bother watching if the pair agreed to face-off.

Rumours have continued to circulate the boxing world regarding a potential clash between the two titans, and trainer Peter Fury has confirmed that talks between the two sides are still on-going.

"We are in talks with them at present," Fury told World Boxing News. "Tyson is going to be out in September or October against the best.

"Announcements will follow soon but expect a big fight. [Kubrat] Pulev was not financially viable for us and there were no takers for it. Tyson and myself have bigger plans and intend to make a fight the public want to see."

Undefeated Fury, who enjoyed a successful US debut when defeating Steve Cunningham in his last outing on April 20, has not been afraid to call out Haye, even insulting the former WBA champion via his official Twitter account.

Haye, who announced his return from retirement in March, recently had to pull out of his scheduled June 29 bout with Manuel Charr following a hand injury suffered in training.

The 'Hayemaker' has stated his intention to challenge WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in 2014, but has always remained open to stepping into the ring with Fury.

However, if the pair was ever to meet on the canvas, fellow British rival Chisora, who has tasted defeat to both Fury and Haye, admits he would not bother tuning in.

"It's a good deal for both of them and it's a good deal for English boxing as well," Fury told Buncey's Boxing Podacast. "It's a good fight. Will it sell hard on paper? I don't know yet but I wouldn't pay for it on pay-per-view to be honest with you."

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