The boxing world held its breath as Tyson Fury issued a challenge to fellow British heavyweight David ‘Hayemaker’ Haye to step into the ring in one of the most eagerly anticipated fights of the decade.
Both boxers are known for their bold statements and reckless behaviour but now it seems the two will slug it out in the biggest fight to take place in England since Chris Eubank defeated Nigel Benn way back in 1990.
In recent years the British fans have been treated to some great domestic action with Haye and Fury both stepping in the ring to defeat Londoner Dereck Chisora.
It seems that boxing is flourishing at the moment with great prospects like Kell Brook, George Groves and Tony Bellew added to the list of World Champions like Nottingham’s Carl Froch and Nathan Cleverly gracing the British Isles.
But two boxers in particular have thrust themselves to the forefront of the boxing media.
Since his disgraceful scrap with Chisora, Haye has rarely left our television screens, even appearing in ITV’s I’m a Celebrity.
While Haye focused on showing he had a personality, Fury was busy making enemies with virtually anyone who would give him time to speak.
The only thing that could be worse than Fury’s attitude could be the awful singing he subjected the Madison Square Garden fans to after his comeback win against Steve Cunningham.
Both boxers have fantastic records with the veteran Haye boasting 26 wins from a possible 28 and his counter part Fury undefeated in 21.
These records suggest that both fighters have the skills to back up their outrageous claims which will make for one of the all time classics.
In the coming months both boxers will be given plenty of air time to convince the growing British public why they should part with hard-earned money to see the fight.
Both boxers expect fireworks inside and outside the ring making this possibly the fight of the year.
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