David Haye has called out Tyson Fury after winning his comeback fight on Saturday evening.
The 40-year-old, who has been out of the ring since his defeat to Tony Bellew in 2018, beat Joe Fournier via a unanimous decision in Florida. (Metro UK)
But the former WBA heavyweight champion is now targeting a fight with Fury and claims he has a gameplan to beat the Gypsy King, who is scheduled to fight Deontay Wilder on October 9.
‘There’s one fighter I’d come back to professional boxing for, that’s Tyson Fury,’ Haye said after his victory.
‘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.
‘I know that he knows it, his dad knows it, his uncle knows it.
‘It’s been in my mind for a long time, since 2013. The fight didn’t happen, I got an injury.
‘I’ve always wanted that fight. I’ve seen him get better and better. His reputation has got bigger and bigger.
‘If I’m going to come back into boxing with a real fight, against someone special? That is the guy I know I can beat.
‘I know his style. I know what he does well.
‘My attributes don’t work well for his style. Him and his team know that.
‘They probably think I’m old so they probably will take the fight.
‘I’m looking for the biggest fight out there – and you get no bigger than 6ft 9in Tyson Fury.
‘I’d only come back for Fury. I don’t want to show him what I’ve got left. I was able to win this fight without showing ‘the Hayemaker’.
‘I felt fresh, smart, my timing was good. Normally I knock people out straight away but I enjoyed myself.
‘I could see shots coming but I hadn’t done much sparring for this.
‘I’ve hurt my body over the years. I needed rest. I needed my body to rejuvenate. I’m ready to do big things.’