Eight years after they were supposed to meet in a professional ring, David Haye says he wants to fight Tyson Fury.
‘The Hayemaker’ twice pulled out of planned meetings with ‘The Gypsy King’ back in 2013 due to injury. But now he is again calling out the WBC, lineal and Ring magazine heavyweight champion.
Haye – now 40 years old – returned to the ring from a three-year absence on Saturday night, outpointing his friend Joe Fournier over eight rounds in an exhibition on a Triller card in Florida.
Not surprisingly the world heavyweight champion won easily on all of the cards, but afterwards he raised the stakes significantly by saying he’d consider a professional return. If he can finally land that clash with Fury.
Haye says he’s Fury’s Kryptonite
He said: “There’s one fighter I’d come back to professional boxing for and that’s Tyson Fury. Tyson Fury, that big fast dosser, I know his kryptonite, I know what he can’t handle.
“He’s a dosser, it’s his word, he’s a dosser. And I’m his kryptonite. I know that he knows it, his dad knows it, his uncle knows it.”
Haye also claimed that Fury is ducking fellow heavyweight king Anthony Joshua, even though the pair had signed a two-fight deal last year. They were due to meet in Saudi Arabia on August 14 before Deontay Wilder won a court ruling to force a third fight with Fury instead.
Haye claimed: “I know he’s avoiding Anthony Joshua, I know he’s trying to put trying to put him on the back burner, he doesn’t want that work. I’ll give it to him, I’ll give him that work. He wants to fight, the Hayemaker will come for you.”
Belfort vs Holyfield disgrace
Also on Saturday night’s ‘card’ in Florida was that awful Vitor Belfort vs Evander Holyfield disgrace. Holyfield, now 58, was down twice en route to a first-round stoppage defeat.