Tyson Fury's trainer and uncle has told talkSPORT that he believes David Haye could fight Vitali Klitschko once he has recovered from his shoulder injury.
Haye was due to fight Fury in February, 2014 but had to cancel the fight and was advised by doctors to retire due to reconstructive shoulder surgery.
However, Peter Fury believes Haye has pulled out of the Fury fight and scheduled the surgery to set up a sensational bout with WBC champion, Vitali Klitschko.
“He [David Haye] will fight again. His retirement is only temporary,” the trainer told talkSPORT.
“He’s got to say things like this to get out of his contract because it’s watertight. The only way the contract becomes void is through injury. He’s had every other injury in the book, so why not do the shoulder? Next time it’ll be something else.
"I believe he had good intentions to take the fight at the beginning but since then something has happened.
“We just feel Vitali Klitschko has come up with a phonecall, hence the cut appeared, anything to step out of the fight.
“When you look at it, David Haye always wanted a Klitschko. So why take the hard route and take a defence against a 6” 9’ heavyweight when all of a sudden a Klitschko clicks his fingers?"
Meanwhile, Tyson Fury, who is lining up Deontay Wilder as a replacement opponent, told the Telegraph: “I’m sick of his lame excuses.
“We knew David Haye wouldn’t take the fight. He’s a laughing stock.
"He is a celebrity wannabe boxer, who wants to pick and choose his opponents, maybe get beaten and cash his cheque afterwards.
If Haye does come out of retirement, it won't be the first time. The Bermondsey-born boxer always insisted he had no intentions of boxing past the age of 30. However, having turned 31 in October 2011, Haye came out retirement and fought Dereck Chisora in July 2012.
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