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David Haye explains why people shouldn't worry if Joshua rejects Wilder's $50m offer

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The boxing world is eagerly awaiting David Haye's rematch with Tony Bellew.

The Hayemaker's loss to the Bomber last year was one of the biggest upsets in recent boxing history.

Their rematch was originally scheduled for December 31, but a pectoral injury suffered by Haye saw it postponed to May 5.

Nevertheless, with the all-British bout less than two weeks away, the narrative in the boxing world is still firmly focused on Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua.

That's mainly down to Wilder's tweet on Wednesday night, with the Bronze Bomber stating that he and his team had offered Joshua $50m for the fight.

Some offer that.

So when Haye was interviewed by Sky Sports, he was asked to give his views on the current Wilder v Joshua situation.

And what the Hayemaker said was very interesting, giving some much-needed scope to the whole debacle.

"A lot of the time, fighters throw out crazy numbers," he said. "That fight will happen at some stage, I don't think it will happen this year, but I think at some stage the fight will happen.

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"The fight is building momentum and is building hype.

"Look how long it took Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson to fight, it took forever.

"But this fight, both the fighters are young and I believe the fight will probably happen next year."

Haye was then asked who he believes would win if the two top dogs in the heavyweight division did meet in the ring.

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"At the moment, you have to edge towards Joshua, he's fought the better opposition and had the better results like Joseph Parker, who was an undefeated WBO champion.

"I think that's better than anybody Wilder has fought to this point and also Wladimir Klitschko, although he was coming off a loss against Tyson Fury, he was still very dangerous that night and proved it by decking Joshua."

Interesting stuff.

It does seem as if a lot of people think it's make or break if Wilder and Joshua don't meet soon.

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Let's not forget that these two have some great years at the top left and perhaps waiting would not be the worst thing.

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Tony Bellew
Deontay Wilder
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