Unlike David Haye, Tyson Fury is ‘still fighting’


Fury is not exactly a graceful prizefighter.

Despite getting “cut sparring yesterday,” Tyson Fury is “still fighting” Joey Abell on Saturday at the Copper Box Arena in London, England.

Fury (21-0, 15 KOs) was initially slated to throw fists with David Haye in September.

Unfortunately, a few weeks before their tussle, the 33-year-old Haye (26-2, 24 KOs) suffered a gash above his left eye while training and was deemed unfit to compete.

The match was permanently nixed after Haye underwent shoulder surgery in November.

“Look, I got cut sparring yesterday,” said Fury, 25, who most recently exited the squared circle on April 20 with a seventh round knockout victory over American Steve Cunningham. “Should I do a ‘Hayemaker’ and pull out of my next fight? Pussy, no! I’m still fighting!”

Although not exactly akin to Muhammad Ali versus Joe Frazier, a bout pitting Fury against Haye would have been intriguing and become the biggest scrap on British soil in decades.

Meanwhile, with the “Hayemaker” indefinitely shelved, the 32-year-old Abell (29-7, 28 KOs) was knocked onto Queer Street by Kubrat Pulev on December 14.

A 6-foot-4 southpaw, Abell could pose problems for the 6-foot-9, 257-pound Fury.

Ultimately, expect Fury to floor “Minnesota Ice” and emerge triumphant this weekend.

Regardless of what occurs, in stark contrast to David Haye, at least Tyson Fury is “still fighting.”

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