Tyson Fury has compared David Haye to Steve Cunningham recently, but Haye says it's all false bravado, and that when he hits Fury on September 28, he'll not just go down, but he'll be down and out.
"Fury needs confidence. He needs to make those comparisons. It's false confidence, but it is confidence all the same. The thing about Tyson Fury is that he is a bit of a fool, so it's no real surprise that he'll probably make those comparisons.
"Unlike Cunningham, if I hit Tyson he's not only going down, he's going down for the count. There is only one way this fight is going to go."
Haye (26-2, 24 KO) has fought just once since his disappointing loss to Wladimir Klitschko in 2011, a win in June 2012 against Dereck Chisora. Fury (21-0, 15 KO) has been on a solid run and has beaten some early projections from back when he was punching himself in the face with his uppercut, and only Kevin Johnson has gone the distance with Fury since Tyson's dominant decision win over Chisora in 2010, and that was at least partially because Johnson just doesn't engage when threatened by his opponent.
It's a fascinating heavyweight matchup on paper. Size and youth are definitely on Fury's side, but Haye has experience and skill. Both of them can punch, and both have them have shown vulnerability in the past. Fury is no Klitschko, but Haye is no Cunningham. The closer it gets, the more excited I am for this fight.