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05 Jun 2013

There has always been talk of those two getting it on and I have to say now that it is more on than off!

It was Fury who started talking about getting it on months ago but Haye dismissed it and said that he was going to go a different route to make sure he got another crack at a Klitschko.

That left Fury and Mick Hennessy no option but to make some noise and I am sure Haye is now thinking, 'I need to take that young buck out'.

There is, as we all know, massive interest in this as well; domestically, it will be huge, it puts heavyweights back in the spotlight, and unless there is a world title thrown into his lap, what else can Haye do to create such a buzz?

Even if he was sticking to the plan of moving up the rankings to get a shot at the Klitschkos, he would have to work his way up and wait for the right fights to come along.

And given that there are not really any big names in the top 10 or in America, you can see why David might change tact.

As a heavyweight, every single fight is dangerous because one punch can change you and your career and David knows that so he has to stay active and sharp, not sit around counting down the months before the Klitschkos are available.


Haye know the risks Fury brings to the table but given what else he brings to the table, I can see why this fight looks on the cards - and we are all waiting to see.

David has been there, seen it, and done it when it comes to the top level, but he still wants to be the main man when it comes to making headlines and putting bums on seats.

David has a reputation and now Fury is starting to get one and this fight could be put on anywhere in the country - Manchester, London, you name it - and it would sell it out.

Fury also brings to the table just what the British heavyweight scene needs; someone who is not afraid of controversy, someone who people love or loathe and dare I say it, someone who is not rock solid.

But don't think this will be an easy win for Haye; Fury is a fighting man and even when things are going wrong and he is getting caught, he hits back and you can tell in his face that he enjoys it.

I have actually sparred Fury - I am probably about the same size as Haye, maybe a bit shorter - and he is very hard to hit and pin down because he is so big.

I suppose in his last fight against Steve Cunningham, Fury was pinned down but when you are trying to close the gap and move into range against a bigger opponent, you leave yourself open - and Fury can certainly punch.

I like everything about Fury; he is a conversation-maker and there is always a bit of drama during and after his fights - and the last man to bring that sort of spotlight onto the heavyweight division was, yes you've guessed it, Haye.

I think David needed a break from the ring but knows that when you are out of the game for six months to a year, people quickly forget who you are - and you realise what got you into the game in the first place.

Haye is still young, still fresh and can still make serious money and you could see, when he was in our studio for Froch-Kessler II, that he had that bug back.

Nigel Benn sold anything to do with boxing when he called it quits but David never shut his gym down when he announced his retirement and has now fallen back in love with boxing.

And a fight with Fury is definitely more on than off!


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