Tyson Fury has promised to produce a number of surprises when he meets David Haye on September 28 in Manchester.
The 25-year-old recently returned to Britain following a gruelling training camp in Belgium and celebrated his homecoming by being paraded on the pitch at Old Trafford during Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Despite remaining unbeaten throughout his career, the heavyweight has been regularly criticised for his limited style of boxing, facing accusations that he is too slow and that he leans on his opponents whenever he is put under significant pressure.
Haye has regularly picked-up on these weaknesses in the build-up to the pair’s meeting in Manchester later this month but Fury has promised to cause somewhat of a stir during the bout in his home city.
Admittedly, the Wythenshawe-born star has never been scared to talk-up his own ability and maintains that he is one of the world’s most talented boxers and a justified favourite in the best boxing odds on the market.
A number of pundits in the boxing news with the likes of Titan Bet have suggested that Fury will be troubled by Haye’s speed and that the Londoner’s extra agility will more than make up for his lack of size.
However, the Anglo-Irish fighter says he isn’t worried about the extra skill brought to the ring by the former world champion and has promised to match his opponent all the way at the Manchester Arena.
“I’ve been training very, very hard, it’s been a long, long camp but everything has gone really well,’” he told Channel 5. “The whole camp went brilliantly, I’m over the moon with how everything went. There are no injuries, no excuses, everything is bang on.
“He [Haye] says a lot about jokers but the joke is going to be on him when he’s lying flat on his back on September 28.
”I’ve had some really, really good sparring; I’ve had more than enough sparring for someone of David Haye’s calibre. I’m what you call an adapter and that means I adapt to any style any man brings.”