- David Haye v Tyson Fury
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After initally saying he was no longer interested in fighting David Haye, Tyson Fury has performed a U-turn and demanded that a new date be set.
Both Fury and his uncle and trainer Peter had initially said they were moving on from Haye following his withdrawal from the bout - which was set to take place on September 28 - due to a cut sustained in sparring.
But now both Furys have taken to Twitter to make themselves clear.
Get this Bollywood clown of a fighter back in the ring with Tyson fury. I always said don't be pulling out this fight. Make it happen.— Tyson Fury (@Tyson_Fury) September 22, 2013
Uncle Peter was even more outspoken, claiming Haye's sparring cut was a stunt.
We believe a stroke got pulled here for a no of reasons which will become clear. Haye can have his fight with Tyson 1000%— peter fury. (@peterfury) September 22, 2013
Earlier, it had seemed as though the much-hyped fight would never take place.
"We move on from Haye now and look to better things," Peter told World Boxing News. "This [cancellation] has put a bad taste in our mouths so we're moving on and the fight will not be rearranged on our side."
The fighter himself lamented the postponement having prepared to the point of being "in the shape of my life".
The Manchester fighter added on Sky Sports: "I've been training so hard, so much for these big opportunities and every time I get a big opportunity something goes wrong."
"Why can I not get my time to shine? Give me a reason!"
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