Tyson Fury has vowed to flatten heavyweight rival David Haye in their big British superfight - and then do the same to the Klitschko brothers.
The unbeaten Morecambe giant faced off with the former WBA world champion when their £10 million showdown was officially announced at a press conference in London last Thursday.
The pair will put their reputations on the line at the Manchester Arena on September 28 and anticipation is clearly high for the biggest British heavyweight fight in 20 years with 10,000 tickets sold in the first three hours after they went on sale.
Fury, who out-talked the usually brash Haye at their public verbal sparring, said: “Let’s not get things confused David, I’m the dog and I’m throwing you a bone.
“Before Tyson Fury where were you going to go? I’m giving you a chance.
“I’m the young up and comer, I’m the one who’s on everyone’s tongue, you’re the one who stinks the place out and makes excuses about your toes. He may be the Hayemaker, but I’m the Playmaker.”
The 25-year-old, who has 15 stoppage victories in his unblemished 21-fight record, continued: “He got played with and bullied by Wlad (Klitschko, who Haye lost to in July 2011), the robotic Wlad.
“I’m flattening him. All I see when I fight Wladimir is glass. You’re a stepping stone sir, I’m stepping on you. You’re interested in fame and fortune. I fight because I want to fight.
“You’re a celebrity little fighting man and when you come up against a man who’s been in camp for 18 months training like a Trojan and you’ve been away doing movies and TV you’re going to get levelled up for sure.
“You’re getting knocked spark out and if you get up I’ll knock you down again and if you get up I’ll put you down again.”
A more reserved Haye said he took the fight because so many fans had got in touch asking him to shut the outspoken Morecambe man up.
The 32-year-old then mocked the former British, Commonwealth and Irish heavyweight champion, referring to an incident earlier in the 6ft 9 giant’s career when he accidently punched himself in the face.
He said: “What attracted me to this fight was the excitement of the fans. They genuinely want to see this guy get spanked.
“He’s claimed he’s the best ever and the best there will ever be, that’s a bold statement.
“If you look at his last performances I’d question that but he’s got an opportunity to shut me up and I’m happy to give him that opportunity and also give him a nice pay day.
“Up until this point he hasn’t worked at this level, I believe this will be his last shot at the big time and what better way to congratulate him on getting here than to give him a nice juicy pay day to sail off into the sunset with.
“This guy’s got such a lack of co-ordination that he sometimes missed opponents and punches himself in the face and that takes some doing. Rule one of boxing is hit your opponent and not yourself. He struggles with that but he hasn’t hit himself recently and has actually hit his opponents a couple of times. This fight is going to be very fast and the quicker he speaks the shorter it’s going to last.”
Fury, who refused to go face-to-face with Haye for the cameras, joking he was scared of the former world champion, concluded: “There’s not a bigger fight than this anywhere in world boxing. Mayweathers, Pacquiaos, any weights,
“I don’t think there’s a bigger fight in world boxing than Tyson Fury and David Haye.” The fight will be promoted by Hayemaker Boxing and Hennessy Sports and shown on Sky Sports Box Office,