Haye claims Fury won’t sign deal for British superfight

David Haye knocks down Dereck Chisora (left) in their WBA and WBO International Heavyweight Championship bout at Upton Park, London.
David Haye knocks down Dereck Chisora (left) in their WBA and WBO International Heavyweight Championship bout at Upton Park, London.

David Haye has cast doubt over his proposed British superfight with Tyson Fury.

Both fighters’ camps had set an end of June deadline to get a deal done for a potential Autumn clash.

But Haye tweeted on Monday evening that the unbeaten Morecambe giant wouldn’t sign a deal that would see the two outspoken heavyweights split the multi-million pound purse equally.

He said: “I did everything in my power to get Fury in the ring.

“Even gifting him a 50/50 split. But Big Chump won’t sign contract 4 the fans #AllTalk.”

Fury’s camp however hit back.

Uncle and trainer Peter Fury said: “Mr Haye knows how to get you all going it seems.

“We been ready from day No 1 and still are.

“Nothing cryptic with my Answer. Were ready to Rock & Rolll.”

Fury seemed to pave the way for a clash with Haye by pulling out of a potential clash with unbeaten Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev.

The fight would have doubled up as both a final IBF eliminator, to determine who would be the mandatory challenger for Wladimir Klitschko’s belt, as well a scrap for the Bulgarian’s EBU title.

Haye’s link-up with promoter Eddie Hearn means the fight could be screened on Sky Box Office with the Manchester Arena muted as a possible location.

Fury’s last outing was a victory over Steve Cunningham at New York’s Madison Square Garden in April. 
Haye beat Dereck Chisora at Upton Park last July, but was subsequently forced to postpone a comeback bout against Germany’s Manuel Charr due to a hand injury.