‘Britain’s biggest fight in years’: Tyson Fury and David Haye set for Manchester Arena boxing showdown

By Marios Papaloizou

Undefeated Manchester boxer Tyson Fury is set to meet former heavyweight champion David Haye in what is being billed as Britain’s ‘biggest fight in years’.

The fight will take place at the Manchester Arena in September when Fury will attempt to protect his undefeated 21-0 record.

“David Haye and Tyson Fury, both world-ranked, charismatic and dangerous, have agreed to a highly-anticipated domestic showdown on Saturday September 28 at the Manchester Arena,” a joint statement from Hayemaker Promotions and Hennessy Promotions read.

“It marks not only the biggest heavyweight encounter of 2013, but also the biggest fight staged in Britain for many years.”

Fury is a Manchester native, having been born in Wythenshawe, and, at just 24-years-old, is being tipped as a future world heavyweight champion.

Haye, on the other hand, has previously held the WBA heavyweight championship but lost the belt in a unanimous decision to the Ukranian Wladimir Klitschko in 2011.

With Haye also possessing an impressive record of 26-2 with 24 KO’s the fight promises to be an explosive date in the Manchester calendar.

Picture courtesy of Fitness Professional, with thanks.

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