Haye “The Hayemaker” hasn’t fought since 2018, where he lost his second consecutive fight to Tony Bellew. After 3 years out of the sport, he’s set to make his comeback against a relatively unknown boxer, but billionaire playboy, Joe Fournier. however, Fournier is no debutant. He’s had nine professional fights and whilst he doesn’t have the famous record of Haye (28-4), he’s confident he can win having fought more recently than Haye at the Jake Paul-Ben Askren undercard in April, when he beat musician Reykon.
Although their professional credentials are very different, Fournier said: “I will shock the world and knockout David Haye.
“Unquestionably one of the hardest challenges of my life, but this is the perfect fight at the perfect time for me.
“Haye is riddled with injuries, 10 years past his prime. I was a late starter to this pro boxing game – now I’m coming into my fighting prime.
“I’m healthy, motivated and ready to prove a point to Haye that on September 11, I will be victorious.”
In response Haye has said:
“This is not a comeback, this is about teaching Joe Fournier there are levels to the boxing game.
“One must stay in their lane or risk getting flattened. There are certain things in life you can’t buy – Joe ‘The Billionaire’ Fournier needs to learn that.
“I was the heavyweight champion of the world just 10 years ago. I’m only 40. Joe is delusional. Champions are born not bought.”
Many are speculating, this is just a money fight for Haye as he was invited to fight in the 8 round bout, by Fournier. The fight is featuring in the September 11th undercard of Oscar De La Hoya’s comeback against former UFC champion Vitor Belfort.