Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye has admitted that he may be drawn into one last showdown with the winner of AJ vs ‘The Gypsy King.’
The Hayemaker retired in 2018 after losing back-to-back fights against fellow Brit Tony Bellew at the O2 Arena.
Speaking to Behind the Gloves when asked if there is a fight that the Brit would consider coming out of retirement for Haye said:
“The only fight I would come out of retirement for is the winner of AJ versus Tyson Fury and that is the only one as that would be No1 against No1.”
Later in the interview however when asked what are the chances of that fight taking place, Haye said:
“A championship fight return would push my body to the limit and it’s a lot to go through. I’ve got my body now in a good place and all my injuries have healed up. There’s been no hardcore training. I’ve been at home with my weights.”
Arguably the highlight of Haye’s career remain his impressive WBA title win over the Russian 7ft giant Nikolai Valuev where the Brit had to overcome a broken hand he sustained in the second round to secure a memorable points victory in Nuremberg, Germany.
The Londoner would subsequently lose ‘The Talk Ends Now’ fight to Wladimir Klitschko on points, missing out on the chance to unify the heavyweight world titles.
“Normally when you train for a fight, you’ve got to put your body through it. Particularly if you want to knockout big guys and have a chance of winning against giants.
“I’m training for vanity. When I watch fights now, I think I’d slip this jab; I’d do this and do that. That’s a slippery slope when your brain starts going like that.”
When asked who he thinks has a chance of ending Fury’s unbeaten record Haye added:
“I think the only person realistically right now is Anthony Joshua. I think people underestimate his boxing skill. He hasn’t been boxing for as long as Fury so he is still learning.
“I can see Fury outboxing Joshua long on the inside, but then again I can see middle-range of Joshua letting his hands go.”
Fans are desperate to see an all-British world title showdown between AJ and Fury, however, Joshua must overcome Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev and ‘The Gypsy King’ needs to get past Deontay Wilder again before a clash involving the pair can be made.
These bouts were due to take place in the summer of this year however they will now only be able to happen after the COVID-19 pandemic has eased off.
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