David Haye would consider a sensational comeback for the winner of Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua.
At nearly 40 years old, Haye is certainly no spring chicken, in boxing terms anyway. Haye has a substantial size disadvantage against both Joshua and Fury and doesn’t have nearly the record those pair have.
Haye’s last fight came to a dramatic defeat against Everton’s own Tony Bellew. The Bomber dismantled the Hayemaker convincingly with Haye admitting that his time inside the ring was done.
However, in what is quite a remarkable change of heart, Haye has hinted at the prospect of coming out of retirement to face the winner of a potential Fury vs Joshua fight.
Both Fury and Joshua currently hold the entirety of the heavyweight division’s belts between them and look set for a unification bout coming sometime potentially next year.
A simulation has been put together on Boxing Fight Simulation’s YouTube channel between Fury and Haye; sorry to say that it looks like it’s bad news for the retired man.
Fury reigns victorious in the simulation with a brutal fifth round knockout. Whether that has any truth to it in real life, who knows?
If Haye is genuinely being serious about coming out of retirement to face either two of the very best the heavyweight division has to offer, he needs to consider the facts.
Fury stands at six foot, nine inches tall with Joshua at six foot, six inches respectively; Haye stands at six foot, two inches – disadvantage to Haye.
Fury weighs upwards of 19 stone with Joshua weighing in at around 18 stone; Haye weighs around 16 stone – disadvantage to Haye.
It must be said that Haye is no small man by normal standards, however, in the world of heavyweight boxing, his stats seemingly pale in comparison to Fury and Joshua’s.
At nearly 40 years of age, getting into peak fighting shape would be tough. Not impossible, tough. It must be said, however, that does Haye really want the challenge? Or is he simply throwing his name in the hat for publicity?
Time will tell, as always, first things first, though; we’ve got to get Fury in the ring with Joshua before picking a potential opponent for the winner.
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