David Haye still wants to 'close the Tyson Fury chapter'
David Haye has told Ringside that he wants to 'close the Tyson Fury chapter' more than ever.
Last Updated: 01/10/13 11:48am
The former heavyweight world champion was speaking in-depth for the first time since postponing his showdown that was due to take place in Manchester this Saturday.
Haye, who was cut over the left eye in sparring, has laughed off the conspiracy theories that suggest he pulled out of the fight deliberately.
But, although he admits the re-arranged date of February 8 has finally given him some good news, he cannot disguise the fact that he wanted Fury out of his way as quickly as possible.
"That's the only thing that has put a little smile on my face - the fact that I've got a solid date," he told Ringside.
"It's really annoying because I didn't anticipate to think about Tyson Fury over Christmas, New Year or even 2014.
"The whole Tyson Fury chapter was going to be closed, well and truly on Saturday night, about a round-and-a-half into the fight.
"The Tyson Fury hype was going to be completely finished and we'd never really had spoken of him again.
"But now we've got to listen to this idiot, the guy continuously rant on with his stupid comments. I'll try not to let him ruin my Christmas!"
Haye laughed off the rumours he had implemented the cut himself to avoid facing undefeated Fury.
The 32-year-old needed six stiches on Saturday morning and insists the same thing can happen to any boxer at any time.
"I've heard all the consipracy theories," he said.
"They've been quite funny; headbutting walls and getting people to do this and do that, but it's just a cut that happens in sparring; a million times in sparring all over the world - at every level.
"George Foreman, when he was fighting Muhammad Ali in Zaire, the Rumble In The Jungle, the biggest ever boxing match in history, he got cut eight days before the fight, so it happens at all levels.
"But to consider the conspiracies is a bit of a joke."