Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KOs) arguably faces his toughest task to date when he challenges former cruiserweight and WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KOs) on the 28th of September at the Manchester Arena. The young undefeated Irish challenger who in his last fight was dropped by Steve Cunningham, but got up off the canvas to halt the former cruiserweight champion in the 7th round, will square off with the division most agile and elusive fighter. Fury has been locked away in his uncle’s Peters gym in Belgium trying to come up with a way to nullify the haymakers potent power and fast movement. Having struggled with lower class opponents than Haye one could argue that this fight could be very one sided though others may not. Fury like Haye has his doubters as does any other fighter. But in what was once the called the glamour divisions of the sport, these two fighters are battling for just more than to silence their doubters or a shot at a world title. They want to show the boxing community that there is more to the division than just the Klitschko brothers (Wladimir & Vitaly).
David Haye released an interesting two minute video across the social network sites that showed him sparring some of the world’s top ranked heavyweights, Mariusz Wach, Alexander Dimitrenko and fellow countrymen Richard Towers along with the unbeaten American knockout artist Deontay Wilder.
With two weeks till fight night Haye looks like he still has the sharp reflexes and quick feet that saw him win the title from then world champion Nikolai Valuev and one wonders how Fury can somehow get close to Haye. Furys’ jab will be vital if he is to topple the UK's number one heavyweight. With the Hayemakers sparring partners testing his abilities to the fullest, one can only hope that Fury has had the correct sparring and hired people who can move as well and be as slippery as David haye. Only in a few weeks will we be able to see whose preparation and dedication will come out on top.