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Fury & Lennox Lewis go 12 rounds on Twitter

ESPN staff
June 20, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »
Tyson Fury defeated Steve Cunningham in his last outing © AP
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Known for his uncensored trash talk on Twitter, undefeated heavyweight Tyson Fury has issued another string of insults to David Haye and boxing legend Lennox Lewis.

Brit Fury, who knocked out veteran Steve Cunningham in his US debut in April, is in talks with the 'Hayemaker' over what he stated would be the "biggest fight ever to enter a British boxing ring".

The 25-year-old continued to stoke the fires with a foul-mouthed tirade on the social networking site, insisting that Haye would get "smashed" if the pair were to meet on the canvas.

"If David Haye takes this fight I'll make him f*** his self! 100% getting it, I'll make him quit like the b**** he is!" Fury wrote on his Twitter account.

"Some people give Haye a puncher's chance, I give him no chance. He has a Hayemaker, I have the paymaster and playmaker! Haye is getting smashed."

Fury had earlier posted that he would have "smashed" hall-of-famer Lewis had the former undisputed heavyweight champion still been in action, before Lewis responded with: "Ha! You've got to love Twitter."

Fury continued his provocation following a wave of fan response, insisting he would have "out-hearted" Lewis and knocked him out "100%" - adding that Lewis' size and style suited Fury perfectly.

Lewis retorted with a list of his career achievements - few of which Fury has yet achieved - before Fury went on to insinuate that the MMA was for "people who can't box", after a fan had suggested he would not last one round in the Octagon.

Fury recently pulled out of an IBF eliminator clash with Kubrat Pulev shortly after Haye withdrew from his fight with Manuel Charr, while the Manchester fighter's uncle Peter Fury believes an agreement between the two camps is getting close.

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