David Haye demands Tyson Fury next after beating billionaire best friend

“There’s one fighter I’d come back to professional boxing for. That’s Tyson Fury."

Former cruiserweight and heavyweight world champion David Haye came out of retirement and scored a points win over Joe Fournier.

The Hayemaker, 40, took on Fournier on the undercard of the bout between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

It had been more than three years since Haye lost to Tony Bellew at the O2 Arena in London where he lost by TKO in round five.

All three judges scored in favour of Haye over eight rounds, two by 79-72 and a third 80-71.

In his post-fight interview, Haye said: "There's one fighter I'd come back to professional boxing for. That's Tyson Fury.

"That big fat dosser, I know his kryptonite, I know what he can't handle.

"He wants a fight? The Hayemaker will come for you. When Tyson Fury really wants a challenge… the fans want to see it, the fans want to see Tyson Fury facing someone who can knock him out."

Fury returns next month

Fury returns on October 9 in a trilogy contest against Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.

The WBC champion previously defeated Wilder inside seven rounds last year and is a heavy favourite to repeat.

Andy Lee - who will be in Fury's corner alongside SugarHill Steward is confident about the outcome.

"Tyson's trained really well in Morcombe, he's flying out to Vegas on September 18 and do the last four weeks in Vegas. We're going to kick Wilder's ass, smash him," Lee exclusively told Planet Sport.

"He's feeling good it was probably a blessing in disguise that he had a rest, he needed it," Lee said after being asked if Fury had recovered from Covid-19.

"He hasn't had any rest at all since the second Wilder fight he's been training every day and he needed a rest. He's fresh and training well."

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