Adebayo Akinfenwa 'calls out' David Haye during interview

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When it comes to League Two footballers, the first man that comes to mind is Adebayo Akinfenwa.

The self-proclaimed ‘beast’ is not only the world’s strongest footballer, but a hilarious social media and on-pitch personality. Whether it be imitating Paul Pogba’s dabbing antics or asking for managers to WhatsApp him, the Wycombe Wanderers striker is always entertaining.

In fact, the 34-year-old’s latest nugget of publicity has seen him threaten to take on the world of boxing and David Haye no less.


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For the second time in his career, Haye has returned to the ring having previously vowed to hang up his gloves for good.

Since his 2015 comeback, the Hayemaker has won two out of two fights and is eyeing up a face-off with Tony Bellew. After all, the pair were involved in a heated verbal exchange after Bellew’s recent victory over BJ Flores.

Consequently, it appears Haye is set to be mixing it with the biggest names in heavyweight boxing once again. Whether he’ll sink or swim is unknown, but with a potential Anthony Joshua clash too, it’s certainly an exciting time.

However, one man that could stand in the 33-year-old’s way is, a League Two striker. Wycombe’s finest in fact.

Call out

During an interview with Sky Sports, Haye was ‘called out’ by Akinfenwa in a hilarious exchange. The Beast threatened the ex-world champion with defeat and promised to organise the fight at ‘any time, any place.’

The brilliant footage can be seen below:

While the conversation was, of course, jovial, it’s certainly one for the imagination. After all, if FIFA 17 statistics are anything to be believed, Akinfenwa wouldn’t go down without a fight.

Nevertheless, the English striker is more accustomed to finding the back of the net than finding a way to floor the Hayemaker.

Regardless though, it’s yet another reminder that Akinfenwa is one of football’s biggest characters despite his league dwellings. For the sake of his reputation though, sticking to the ‘beautiful game’ would prove a prudent move.

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