‘No more excuses’ says Tyson Fury trainer

Tyson Fury is happy at the rearranged February 8 2014 date for his fight with David Haye.
Tyson Fury is happy at the rearranged February 8 2014 date for his fight with David Haye.

The trainer of Morecambe heavyweight Tyson Fury is happy his British super fight with David Haye has been rearranged.

But Peter Fury, Tyson’s uncle, warned Haye he wanted “no more excuses” ahead of the rearranged February 8 fight at the Manchester Arena.

Former two-time world champion Haye pulled out of the original September 28 date at the 11th hour after suffering a cut above his eye in his final sparring session on Friday night.

The undefeated Fury, 25, vented his frustration at ‘The Hayemaker’, calling him ‘The Excuse Maker’.

But Peter said Tyson’s promoters and Sky Sports, who were to show the £10m bout on Sky Box Office, had been in “tireless” talks to get the fight back on.

“We’re very happy with February 8 providing the fight takes place,” said Peter.

“We need the public to demand it happens. We don’t need Haye pulling out if (Alexander) Povetkin beats (Wladimir) Klitschko on October 5 in order to fight Povetkin.

“Tyson is happy. He’s always thought he’s got Haye’s number and he’s going to get a beating anyway.”

Peter, who also trains his son and Tyson’s cousin, undefeated heavyweight Hughie Fury, said he wants Tyson to box again before he meets Haye.

But he said Fury’s former victim Dereck Chisora, who has been linked with a Tyson rematch, is “not on our radar”.

“I would see (Dereck) Chisora as a step backwards to be honest. But we want to keep Tyson busy. I would like to get Tyson back into the ring in October or November.

“He’s back in Morecambe at the moment for a week to 10 days, enjoying himself, spending time with his family. Then he’ll be back in training and nothing will be taken lightly.

“Like I’ve always said with this fight, may the best man win.”