English boxer David Haye has been told that he will have to provide a bank guarantee if he wants to have a shot at a fight against Tyson Fury.
The former two-divisional world champion in Heavyweight and Cruiserweight divisions is looking to make another comeback to the sport this year, and he is looking for major fights that will put him back on the map for another crack at the world championship belts. And Haye realises a matchup against the undefeated Fury will provide a much shorter route to that goal as he targets a return to the top of the rankings.
But having pulled out of proposed fights against his British rival twice in one year, David Haye has now been told that he will have to pay up front if he wants to tempt the reigning European and British champion into considering the fight.
Fury is the mandatory challenger to the World Boxing Organisation or the WBO Heavyweight Championship currently held by Wladimir Klitshcko after he defeated fellow Englishman Dereck Chisora. But he did put his ambitions of a shot at the world title on hold for a while when he agreed a £ 10 million bout against the 34 year old Haye.
But the original fight was postponed after the veteran boxer suffered a cut during sparring with the rescheduled bout also cancelled as he underwent surgery on his shoulder. And as a result, Fury’s team are very reluctant to return to the negotiating table with David Haye.
Peter Fury, Tyson’s trainer and uncle said that for them to even consider the fight, Haye would have to deposit a non-refundable £ 5-6 million in the bank, adding that it is not a fight that they want at the moment and that is the only way to tempt them into it.