By Clive Bernath: If Tyson Fury is serious about insisting on 80% of the purse to face David Haye then we can forget about a multi million pound heavyweight showdown between two of the most vocal and charismatic heavyweights on the planet.
Fury revealed a few weeks ago that the fight with Haye was ‘ninety nine percent a ‘done deal’ but earlier today Haye took to Twitter to reveal ; ”I did everything in my power to get Fury in the ring. Even gifting him a 50/50 split. But Big Chump won’t sign contract 4 the fans.” #AllTalk - David Haye
Fury responded a short later to say; “Haye wants 50/50 purse but I said only 80/20 my way, because I’m what’s in! – said Tyson Fury.
If indeed Fury is serious about wanting an 80-20 split then we can say goodbye to the domestic fight of the year but i’d like to think that is not the case. Like everyone else I thought this fight was pretty much made apart from tying up the loose ends but I guess we were all wrong. Either Fury has priced himself out of the fight because he does not fancy the job or this is just the beginning of a massive promotional campaign to sell the fight.
Lets be honest Haye and Fury may not be the two best heavyweights in the world but they know full well they can earn three times as much for fighting each other than they could against either Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko, the two recognized heavyweight champions of the world. At the end of the day money talks and thats why I believe commonsense will prevail and we will see Fury and Haye face each other in the ring come September.
June 24, 2013