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Haye fight not finalised - Fury

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Tyson Fury has revealed he will not sign a contract for his rescheduled fight with David Haye until he is assured his opponent is not going to withdraw from their bout for a second time.

Haye was forced to pull out of the heavyweight encounter scheduled for Saturday after getting a cut above his eye in training. On Tuesday it was announced the fight would take place on February 8, but unbeaten Fury says the latest date has yet to be finalised.

"It's one of those things where is David Haye going to stick to his guns and take the fight again, or is he going to take another fight, or fight the winner of Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin," Fury told Sky Sports News.

"If we do go to fight again, which has been set but no contracts have been signed, I want him to sign a contract stating that if he pulls out, he has to pay for all of my training camps, and there has to be a guarantee on him in the contracts."

And Fury added he does not want to be messed around again by the former WBA champion.

"I'm not going through all of this torture again, of doing weeks and weeks of training and being away from the family for months on end, for it to get to the week of the fight and him pull out," he said.

Never short of a few words, not for the first time Fury taunted Haye about the injury he sustained in sparring.

"I would have fought with two cut eyes, I would have fought with a broken leg. There was nothing that was going to stop me from fighting. I had injuries before that fight, you can't go through a 15-week training camp and not expect to get an injury. But I didn't mention them, it's not in my mentality to do that," Fury said, who questioned whether Haye wants to take the fight on.

"We are messing with an excuse maker and somebody who doesn't really want this fight in my opinion, so I am not going to hold my breath for him taking this fight," he said. "I'm not going to stake my life on him getting in the ring on February 8. What's to say he's not going to get another cut or hurt his shoulder or arm or elbow, chip his tooth or hurt his ear."

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