Former two Division World Champion David Haye plans settling his friendly disagreement with Joe Fournier in the Boxing Ring but being paid handsomely by Triller for it wasn’t part of the agenda and he is 100% happy about it.
Haye will collide with his friend Fournier in the undercard of Evander Holyfield Vs Victor Belfort, which headlines a Triller Fight Club Pay-Per-View on Saturday night. However, Haye, who has always been gifted in promoting fights is totally primed for promoting the event, which also features a clash between two UFC Legends Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz.
“I believe these types of shows stimulate the boxing economy,” said the 40-year-old Haye, who last competed in 2018 against Tony Bellew.
“I understand the purists may not see it that way. They may see it as taking the headlines away from young talent but, at the moment, the ones who have the headlines are the big names who have the biggest followings, and it’s either these YouTube sensations or it’s fighters like Oscar De La Hoya, like Evander Holyfield, like Vitor Belfort, like Tito Ortiz, like myself. And the fact that it looks like I’m making a comeback, that in itself is getting headlines and it’s getting people excited, and I get an opportunity to silence a friend of mine who is very vocal about him believing he can beat me.
Haye lace his gloves ones again as he plans to teach his friend Fournier a lesson. They were both enjoying their holiday in Greece, when a disagreement between them suddenly lead to a fight been scheduled between the two and they both will kick off the televised part of the Evander Holyfield Vs Victor Belfort fight card on Saturday night.
“After my last fight against Tony Bellew, I was fully, wholeheartedly happy with my lot,” he said. “I gave it all I could, I realized there was nothing left to give, I trained as hard as I could, I cut no corners and realized that my best was no longer good enough.”
Haye totally took his gloves off after his loss to Tony Bellew back in 2018 and never had a reason to think of a comeback despite working behind the scenes as the Manager of his former foe and Heavyweight contender Dereck Chisora.
“I’ve been around boxing,” he said. “I was managing Dereck Chisora’s campaigns on pay-per-view, at O2 Arena, I was walking to the ring with him, I was in the gym when he was sparring. I was involved with boxing, but I never missed it. I never wished I was in the ring instead of Dereck.”