The 25-year-old Fury (21-0, 15 KOs) will throw fists with the 6-foot-3, 212 pound Haye (26-2, 24 KOs) on September 28 at the Manchester Arena in North West England.
“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,” said Haye, 32, who lost an embarrassing unanimous decision to the great Wladimir (60-3, 52 KOs) in July 2011. “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 37-year-old Wladimir is slated to defend The Ring, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight belts against Russian Alexander Povetkin on October 5 at the SC Olimpiyskiy arena in Moscow.
Meanwhile, the 41-year-old Vitali (45-2, 41 KOs) hasn’t decided whether to again scrap or focus on politics.
An arrogant loudmouth who was reinstated to compete by the WBC in August, Haye returned from “retirement” in July 2012 and earned an exciting fifth round TKO triumph over Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora.
Comparatively, the 6-foot-9, 257 pound Fury most recently exited the squared circle on April 20 with a seventh round knockout victory versus American Steve Cunningham.
In a seesaw and rugged dustup, expect Haye to ultimately outclass the overrated Tyson Fury this autumn in the “Rainy City.”
Subsequently, perhaps one of the Klitschko brothers will decide to knock David Haye onto Queer Street.by