Tyson Fury has said he will be fighting for Ireland when he takes on David Haye in a highly-anticipated showdown this autumn.
The fight was expected to billed as an all-British encounter, but Fury has said that he will represent the country of his forefathers when he takes to the ring against Haye.
Speaking to World Boxing News, Fury said: "I will be fighting for Ireland against David Haye and for every Irish born or Irish descendant in the world.
"I am bringing the big guns out for Haye and want to meet him head on to see who wins this war. Let's have it Mr. Haye!"
The flight almost collapsed, but last-minute talks have managed to save the bout which is one of the most eagerly anticipated in recent times and should be a huge Sky Box Office hit.
It will be Haye’s first fight since he defeated Dereck Chisora and announced his retirement last year. He has made no secret that he sees winning this fight against Fury as a way to challenge for a World Championship once again and a fight against one of the Klitschko brothers.
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