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Tyson Fury will put heart and determination into his match when he fights David Haye

Updated: Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 17:38 | Comments

Tyson Fury seemed to rile David Haye at today's press conference
Tyson Fury seemed to rile David Haye at today's press conference

Tyson Fury believes his heart and determination will be enough to give him the edge when he fights David Haye in one of the year's most anticipated bouts in Manchester on 28 September.

The unbeaten 24-year-old his team have agreed terms with former WBA heavyweight champion Haye, whose fight with Manuel Charr on 29 June was cancelled after the British fighter suffered a hand injury.

Haye will go into the fight as the favourite but Fury, who beat American Steve Cunningham in New York in April, reckons he has enough spirit to see off the 32-year-old Londoner.

"I'm going to train hard and I'm hoping for a fight - I'm not hard to hit and I will stand in front of you, but I land bombs if they land them," he said.

"I have got 100 per cent heart and determination that can back up what I say. Whatever he brings to the table my heart and determination can overcome and, as we know, it is a massive part in boxing."

"I can't be faulted for giving everything and wanting to win so badly that it means the world to me" - Tyson Fury

Fury seemed determined to aggravate Haye at their press conference this afternoon, but did concede that if he lost the fight, he would admit that his opponent was the better boxer.

"People might want to see Tyson Fury get knocked out because I might be the brash talker and say a lot but I have backed it up so far," Fury added.

“If David can beat me then congratulations to him, he will have put me out of my misery, there will be no hard feelings at all. If I lose to the better man on the night, what can I do?”

"I can only train right, eat right and sleep right and give everything I've got - if he beats me, he beats me. I can't do any more than what God has given me to do. A man can only do what a man can do but I believe what I can do will be good enough to beat not only David Haye, but the Klitschkos as well.”

But he also feels he will be too strong for Haye if he can keep his emotions in check.

"I always get carried away whether it is playing football or a computer game, it is all or nothing, my emotions rule my body a lot of the time and that can be a downfall but I can't be faulted for giving everything and wanting to win so badly that it means the world to me. It isn't just a boxing match to me, it is everything."

"It will really capture the public's imagination and once he is dispatched of I think they will be very happy" - David Haye

Fury opted to fight Haye instead of competing in the mandatory contender clash with Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev to set-up a title shot against Wladimir Klitschko.

Haye, who beat fellow countrymen Audley Harrison and Dereck Chisora either side of losing his title to Klitschko in July 2011, reckons the fight will give boxing another much-needed shot in the arm in terms of popularity.

"This fight is great for British boxing, the last few years boxing hasn't had that month-by-month coverage that one would like," he said.

"There haven't been fights out there to generate that but there is with this fight, and even my last fight against Chisora people said it was a good fight - it was praised afterwards so that helped.”

“I think a fight against an unbeaten Tyson Fury will do the same thing, it will really capture the public's imagination and once he is dispatched of I think they will be very happy.”

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