David Haye vs Tyson Fury is an all British encounter in the heavyweight division that will get British boxing fans’ mouths watering. The fight will take place in Fury’s home city of Manchester on September 28th. It’s a close one to call, as both men have great records.
Bookmakers have put Haye vs Fury odds in Haye’s favour – with current best odds on him being around 3/10. Meanwhile Tyson Fury can be backed for 10/3. A drawn contest is anywhere between 20 and 40 to one, with the average being at about 33. It seems bookies fancy Fury’s undefeated record to go when he faces the former world champion David Haye.
But Fury has already won round 1 – the war of words. Fury fancies himself as a bit of a talker (and lyricist) and had a sly dig at Haye when he said he had movie star looks and could be the next James Bond. This was a thinly veiled way of saying that Haye is a glamour puss who should concentrate more on boxing than fame. Fury was more direct when he said ‘David Haye is scared to death and he should be because I’m going to smash his face in.’ He also described Haye as a ‘little girl.’