Tyson Fury is keeping things spicy, as today appears to have been his turn for a notable quotable, which September 28 opponent David Haye should be expected to respond to in short order. No one is going to be able to say that these two didn't put 100% into promoting this fight, at any rate.
Fury (21-0, 15 KO) says he's planning to put Haye (26-2, 24 KO) out to pasture in Manchester, as he's looking for the knockout that retires the former cruiserweight champ and heavyweight titleholder.
"He can forget any such plans (to face a Klitschko brother) because I'll be knocking him into retirement. After I have sorted him out in the ring, there will be nowhere left for him to go - he will be finished. This could well be Haye's last fight, believe me. But it will be one of many more for Tyson Fury as I head for the world title. If anybody can carry that torch for British boxing, then it is me."
If Fury can knock out Haye, then it's hard to see what David would do next. He's often stated his desire to not box on too long, but he's also "officially retired" once already, keeping that promise to himself before he turned 31 or whatever it was, then he came back to fight Dereck Chisora, and now we're here with Haye facing Tyson Fury. Haye's fighting for money and with the hope to land another shot at Wladimir or a first shot at Vitali -- I mean, that's really it. When he scheduled a fight with Manuel Charr, he was doing that to get back and work toward Vitali or Wladimir again. When the Fury fight became a real possibility, he moved on to that instead, because it's a much bigger fight and will make far bigger waves if he's impressive.
Fury obviously has a huge opportunity. Haye would be by far his best win as a pro, and Fury's already notched some pretty good wins. Of all the fights on the schedule right now, this is really up there for me in terms of anticipation. I'm really looking forward to seeing what happens here, even if I already have a pretty firm idea for what I expect to happen.