Haye vs Fury agreed for September 28 at Manchester Arena

09/07/2013 16:47

The 'superfight' between British heavyweights David Haye (26-2) and Tyson Fury (21-0) was made official today. 

The highly anticipated domestic clash will take place at the Manchester Arena in Manchester on September 28. There will be a press conference this Thursday to officially announce the fight.

The news comes after Haye challenged unbeaten Fury to consent to the bout rather than take on David Price's conqueror Tony Thompson instead.

Haye now has his wish with Fury agreeing to the eagerly-awaited bout.

"David Haye and Tyson Fury, both world ranked, charasmatic and dangerous, have agreed to a highly anticipated domestic showdown on Saturday September 28 at the Manchester Arena," read a joint statement from Hayemaker promotions and Hennessey promotions.

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

The fight is guaranteed to be a humdinger with both men capable of backing up their trash talk with explosive performances.

Haye, 32, is a former undisputed cruiserweight world champion while he also held the WBA heavyweight title before losing to Wladimir Klitschko two years ago.

He has fought just once since, beating Dereck Chisora last summer.

Fury, 25, meanwhile, has stormed his way though the domestic division and is highly ranked by both the WBC and the IBF.

He last fought in April against Steve Cuningham, showing some resiliency by coming off the canvas early in the bout before gaining a stoppage in the 7th round.