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Fury camp blast 'crazy' Haye claims

ESPN staff
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Peter Fury trains both Tyson Fury and son Hughie Fury © PA Photos
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The trainer of unbeaten heavyweight Tyson Fury has hit back at claims made by British rival David Haye, insisting that talks for a potential money-spinning super-bout have not changed.

On Monday, Haye took to social networking site Twitter to criticise Fury for failing to sign the contract offered to him, stating that he was "all talk."

The 25-year-old appeared to confirm Haye's assertion that talks had stalled, using his own Twitter account to hint his next fight would be against 40-year-old Fres Oquendo.

However, the Manchester-born fighter's uncle Peter Fury has responded to Haye's posts, labelling them "crazy" and said the camp would be willing to fly down to the Capital immediately to seal the deal.

"It is a crazy thing he has tweeted," Fury told the Lancaster Guardian. "We are ready, David's team say they are ready so let's get it on.

"We are ready to sign and as far as we're concerned the fight is 1,000% on from our side. We are even willing to fly to London immediately, even tonight, to get the contract signed.

"When we got a call about this fight after Tyson beat Steve Cunningham I was asked if we were interested. I said 'we're above interested. We'll take the fight'.

"Things haven't changed from then to where we are now and we have been waiting to sign for around four weeks."

Fury Sr recently revealed that talks for the heavyweight showdown would have to be concluded by the end of June - something which he confirmed was still the case.

"I have told our promoter Mick Hennessy, 'this has rambled on long enough'," Fury said. "If this fight is not signed and agreed by the end of the month we will have look elsewhere, but right now we are ready."

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