David Haye, 40, putting professional record on line against Joe Fournier, 38, after venue change

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DAVID HAYE’S comeback battle against businessman-turned-boxer Joe Fournier will now be classed as a professional bout.

The former world champion, 40, is making ready for his first encounter contained in the ring since shedding against rival Tony Bellew in May 2018.

David Haye hasn’t fought since shedding in his rematch against Tony Bellew in May 2018Credit: AFP or licensors
Joe Fournier puts his unbeaten record on the line against close friend Haye at the weekend
Joe Fournier places his unbeaten record on the line against shut good friend Haye on the weekendCredit: Getty

He faces his good friend Fournier, 38, who’s unbeaten in his ten outings within the paid ranks, on Saturday, with Triller charging UK followers £9.99 to observe the pay-per-view dust-up.

The battle was attributable to happen on the Staples Center in Los Angeles, with the California State Athletic Commission ruling the competition as an exhibition.

But the bout has since been moved to Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, with the brand new fee approving the battle.

As a end result, the eight-round affair will now seem on each Haye and Fournier’s information.

Triller promoter Ryan Kavanaugh has already teased an enormous battle for Haye following his conflict against Fournier.

He instructed Sky Sports: “All I can say with out giving an excessive amount of away is that you need to anticipate a really massive battle.

 

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“I couldn’t tell you who it is.”

Kavanaugh insisted the thriller opponent is just not Wladimir Klitschko however described them because the ‘highest of the excessive’.

Despite Haye not having fought for over three years, he believes he’ll outclass Fournier, who most lately beat reggaeton star Reykon on the undercard of Jake Paul’s victory against Ben Askren in April.

The two-weight world champ stated: “There shouldn’t be any version of reality that sees me losing this fight.

“With two Achilles tendons snapped, I ought to have the ability to discover a solution to win this battle.

How David Haye and Joe Fournier stack up ahead of their clash
How David Haye and Joe Fournier stack up forward of their conflict

“He simply does not see my physique holding up for eight rounds, he does not see it. The faster I get it over and performed with the higher for everyone.

“The power is always there. The power has never gone anywhere. The power has never been my issue. I’ve just got to focus on the timing and rhythm.

“Once I get my timing there, it should be pretty brutal, pretty fast.”