David Haye confident of Fury win and wants fight with Klitschkos
Last Updated: 02/09/13 4:34pm
Haye confident he’ll defeat Fury
David Haye has few concerns for his showdown with Tyson Fury and is already dreaming of a world title shot against Vitali or Wladimir Klitschko.
The former world champion will take on unbeaten Fury on September 28 in Manchester, live on Sky Box Office, in a battle Haye describes as "great for British boxing".
The Londoner has been been beaten twice in 28 fights - most recently by Wladimir Klitschko in a world heavyweight unification bout in 2011 - and was most recently in action with a knockout win against Dereck Chisora in July 2012.
Haye told Sky Sports News: "After I've won this fight I'll be looking to get a world title shot with Vitali or Wladimir Klitschko and that's why I'm taking this fight.
"It's a fight for the fans and it gets me closer to fighting a big guy, getting used to having a big guy all over me and when it comes to fighting Vitali or Wladimir it is not going to be a stress."
The 24-year-old Fury will be confident of an upset against Haye having beaten American Steve Cunningham in April to remain unbeaten in his 21 fights.
Haye, though, is a clear favourite but remains cautious on tipping an easy win.
"I'm 32 and he's 24 and he's a young hungry lion," Haye added. "In my early career I took it for granted that I would turn up and knock the guy out.
"I have realised that everybody is on their A game and everybody raises their level. They are stronger, fitter, faster and more determined. I've had to increase my training and make sure I'm fitter and faster."
Haye's trainer Adam Booth was also wary of Fury's talent but was confident his fighter would come through his latest challenge in the ring.
"Tyson's prepared to come up close and hook to the head and he likes to punch short," Both told Sky Sports News. "Every fighter has weaknesses and Tyson has his.
"Some are apparent and some that don't always show themselves and they are the ones David will exploit."