Boxing: Tyson Fury-David Haye fight '99 per cent done'


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Tyson Fury claims a heavyweight showdown with David Haye is "99 per cent done", with negotiations between the two fighters' promoters set to take place next week.

Fury met Haye's trainer and manager, Adam Booth, at ringside during James DeGale's win over Stjepan Bozic in Kent on Saturday night, and expressed his confidence the fight would take place.

Fury said: "I was minding my own business and I bumped into Adam Booth, so we got him on camera and we asked him, 'Why is the David Haye fight not being done?'

"He said, 'Do you want the fight?' and I said, 'Two million per cent.'

"He said, 'I can't see why this fight cannot be done.' So there it is from the horse's mouth. Adam Booth says he wants the fight. It is 99 per cent [done]."

Fury recently pulled out of a fight with the unbeaten Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev, which was set to earn the winner a shot at the IBF champion Wladimir Klitschko.

Haye's claim that he would return only to face one of the Klitschkos, may be reversed by the box office potential of a fight with Fury.