Tyson Fury not certain David Haye ever wants big British heavyweight fight

Last Updated: 26/09/13 9:23pm

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Tyson Fury has questioned whether David Haye wants to, or will ever, fight him after the cancellation of their originally-scheduled bout this weekend.

Fury was due to meet the former WBA heavyweight champion on Saturday but Haye pulled out last weekend after being cut above his eye in sparring.

A new date - February 8 - has been set for the rescheduled bout but the Manchester fighter is looking for compensation if Haye fails to turn up for a second time, claiming to be well out of pocket for the first cancellation, and wonders if that will ever happen.

He said: "Is David Haye going to stick to his guns and take the fight again or is he going to take another fight in the meanwhile, fight a Klitschko or Povetkin. Is he really going to take this fight?

"If we do go and do this fight again - it's been set but there's no contracts signed - I want him to sign in the contract that if he pulls out he pays for all of my training camp and that has to be guaranteed.

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

"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.

"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.

"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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