David Haye has made an attention-grabbing mini-event out of signing a contract to face Tyson Fury on September 28, posting a short video online showing him putting pen to paper, saying he's adjusted the contract to Fury's liking, and now just waits on his rival to sign on the dotted line as well.
The information I've been told -- because I'm In The Know and stuff -- is that this fight has been done for a few weeks now, and it's all just promotional tactics at this point. If that is indeed the case, then good for them. Haye is saying that he's heard "rumors" of Fury avoiding this fight to instead face Tony Thompson, but like Fury's 80-20 split talk, it's believed this is just more chatter to keep the fighters' names in the news.
Haye (26-2, 24 KO) hasn't fought since July 2012, when he thrashed Dereck Chisora in a grudge match that came a few months after their infamous press conference brawl in Germany. Fury (21-0, 15 KO) is coming off of a knockout win over Steve Cunningham, who like Haye is a former cruiserweight champ, coming off of the canvas to use his size to muscle Cunningham and wear him down.
So it looks like this fight is going to happen, which is good news. This will be one of the bigger fights of 2013 and should kick up a lot of press dust before it's all said and done. Hopefully no one gets #glassed lol #toe #shamout